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Kampala is the largest city and capital of Uganda. The city is compelling and you will marvel at the cityscape of traditional buildings mixed with new structures.

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Major Attractions
  • Kasubi tombs
  • Namugongo Matyrs Shrine
  • Uganda Museum
  • Ndere Centre
  • Nommo Gallery
  • Craft Village
  • National Theatre
  • Kampala Snake Park
  • Uganda Wildlife Education Centre
  • City tours
  • Shopping
  • Restaurants
  • Kampala is the largest city, and capitol of Uganda.


Kampala is the capital city of Uganda and is spread out over ten hills, deriving its name from a kiganda expression “kasozi k’empal”, meaning the hill of antelopes. A vibrant, modern metropolis, Kampala is adorned with gardens and parks providing a colourful oasis for its citizens and visitors. The broad range of cultures in Uganda is reflected in the wide choice of restaurants in the city, all featuring produce grown on local land.


Kampala has a tropical wet and dry climate; however, due to the city’s higher altitudes, average temperatures are noticeably cooler than what is typically seen in other cities with this type of climate. Kampala seldom gets very hot during the year; the warmest month is January.[citation needed]

Another facet of Kampala’s weather is that it features two annual wet seasons. There is a long rainy season from August through December and a short rainy season from February through June. However, the shorter rainy season sees substantially heavier rainfall per month, with April typically seeing the heaviest amount of precipitation at an average of around 175 mm of rain.

Accommodation at Kampala

Cassia Lodge, Uganda, SafariHQ

Cassia Lodge

Located in a spectacular position amid the cool air of Buziga Hill, Cassia Lodge enjoys commanding views of both Kampala and Lake Victoria.

Fairway Hotel, Uganda, SafariHQ

Fairway Hotel

The hotel sprawls over large grounds and you will delight at the sweeping views from each of its rooms.

Imperial Royale Hotel, Uganda, SafariHQ

Imperial Royale Hotel

The hotel is centrally located in Kampala, thus providing easy access to all sites in town. The hotel opened its doors in 2007, in time for the Commonwelath Heads of Government Meeting(2007), which took place in Kampala, Uganda.

Kampala Lodge, Uganda, SafariHQ

Kampala Lodge

Kampala Lodge is a small and intimate boutique hotel with just nine rooms. In harmony with the environment the location of the lodge combines natural elements to give the lodge an authentic African feel.

Kampala Serena Hotel, Uganda, SafariHQ

Kampala Serena Hotel

Drawing its architectural inspiration from Uganda’s lakes and rivers, the hotel has been created around a central water theme, manifested in the extensive water gardens and the hand carved panels and mosaics with which it is decorated.

Red Chilli Hideaway, Uganda, SafariHQ

Red Chilli Hideaway

Red Chilli Hideaway offers a peaceful haven close to the city centre of Kampala.

Sgeraton Kampala Hotel, Uganda, SafariHQ

Sheraton Kampala Hotel

Located in the heart of Kampala, the Sheraton Kampala is surrounded by its own beautiful gardens. Take in the magnificent views of the city or the well known Kololo and Nakasero hills from the newly renovated guest rooms and suites.

The Tourist Hotel, Kampala, Uganda, SafariHQ

Tourist Hotel

The hotel is well appointed and spacious en-suite rooms are comfortable and feature modern amenities.