Kampala City

Kampala City

Near the shores of Lake Victoria is Kampala, the capital and largest city in Uganda. It is ranked as the best and safest city to live in East Africa by a global development consulting agency based in New York as compared to Kigali and Nairobi as it has friendly people, a steadily decreasing low crime rate, has a clear skyline and is generally lively. A tour in Kampala city offers tourists a chance to sample therich culture and history of Uganda making it the oerfect base for anyone planning to do a safari in Uganda.

It was founded in the 19th century and officially received status as a city in 1962 when Uganda got its independence. Its name “Kampala” originated from the fact that there were many “Impala-Antelopes” found there at that time and it was named by Lord Frederick Lugard, after translating the Luganda word “kasozi ka impala” meaning “hill of Impala” from which its short form “Kampala” was developed and so Kampala referred to the hills on which he had built his Fort. After the establishment of the Fort, Kampala city grew very rapidly and expanded into seven hills which today are referred to as the historical origins of Kampala and these are Mulago, Old Kampala, Makerere, Kibuli, Rubaga, Kololo and Namirembe hill. Today, it is one of the most modern African cities blessed with a very impressive skyline.

City Tour Attractions. 
Kampala is known as “the city that never sleeps” and boredom is never an option here. Come and visit the many attractions in Kampala city like the Kasubi and Wamala tombs rich in culture and architecture, Rubaga cathedral with interesting history, Munyonyo and Namugongo shrines with interesting background stories, the Uganda National Mosque with interesting architecture, Kabaka’s palace, the independence monument, many recreation centers which include nice handout places like Speke resort and conference center also known as the Munyonyo Commonwealth Resort, casinos like the pyramids, casino Simba, Kampala casino and others, amusement parks, various bars and clubs and many other fun places.

There are many accommodation facilities that ensure the comfort of the tourists while in Kampala such as hotels, motels, lodges some of which include Serena hotel, Protea hotel, Tourist hotel, Speke hotel, Imperial Royale hotel, Sheraton hotel, Cassia lodge and many more.

To book or inquire about tour in Kampala city, you can send us an email to info@ugandasafaribookings.com or call us directly on +256-700135510 to make reservations.