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  • The Ugandan capital - Kampala, is often the starting point of your Uganda safari.
  • A vendor in the markets of Kampala
  • People on the streets of Kampala
  • A truck of bananas near Kampala
  • Gaddafi mosque is a photo opportunity on Kampala tours.

Kampala, located near the shores of Lake Victoria, is Uganda’s largest and capital city and is known as the centre of Uganda’s political, commercial and academic world.

In the mid 19th century, Muteesa I, the Kabaka (King) of Buganda chose the area where Kampala now exists as his favourite hunting ground because the surrounding hills and wetlands proved to be an ideal breeding ground for impalas.  When the British arrived, they named one of Kempala’s seven hills “The Hill of the Impala” and as a result, the English name, combined with the local language resulted in the town being called Kempala. 

It grew into a city that became the capital of the Buganda kingdom.  While it was severely damaged during the Uganda-Tanzania war of the late 1970s, Kempala has succeeded in rebuilding itself and maintains a forward thinking mentality.

Today Kempala is considered one of Africa’s “greenest cities” due to the abundance of parks, gardens and golf courses that are found in the city centre when travelling to Uganda.  The area is also known for its incredible nightlife offering many restaurants and casinos.  New buildings including hotels, banks, shopping centres, academic institutions and more have made Kempala one of Africa’s fastest growing cities and an excellent base to begin exploring Uganda.

 


 

Uganda Travel Information

At Goway we believe that a well-informed traveller is a safer traveller. With this in mind, we have compiled an easy to navigate travel information section dedicated to traveling to Uganda.

Learn about the history and culture of Uganda, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about Uganda's nature and wildlife, weather and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering Uganda for yourself. Start exploring… book one of our Uganda tours today!

 

Extend Your Trip

After your Africa tours, why not consider one of Goway's Europe tours or Egypt tours en route from Uganda or perhaps a stopover in Dubai on one of our United Arab Emirates tours

 

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