Uganda’s thrumming capital is also the largest city in the country. Kampala’s sprawling metropolis is dotted with the verdant vegetation one expects from its tropical rainforest climate. The city is little over an hour from Uganda’s gateway, the Entebbe International Airport, and offers an array of cultural, natural, and historical attractions to entertain travellers.
The Uganda National Mosque is the only skyscraper mosque in the country and is located in the very hub of Old Kampala around which the modern-day city has expanded. The sprawling brick veneer of Namirembe Cathedral is the oldest of its kind in Uganda, while the Kasubi Tombs, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and final burial ground of four kings of Buganda, can be found ten minutes away. The Uganda National Museum is over a century old and documents all facets of the country’s history. The city’s markets – particularly Owino Market – sell anything from medicine to tailored and second-hand clothing.
Uganda’s international airport in the nearby town of Entebbe services Kampala, with flights arriving regularly from Johannesburg, Amsterdam, and Dubai to name a few. The roads between other towns of interest such as Entebbe and Jinja are well-maintained, and regular bus routes and car hire services make it easy for guests to make their way around.
- Kampala is Uganda’s capital city and also the largest city in the country
- It is within easy driving distance of attractions along Lake Victoria, and the towns of Entebbe and Jinja
- Entebbe International Airport is just over an hour’s drive away
- Mosques, markets, cathedrals, and museums are dotted around town
- Array of restaurants serving all kinds of cuisine are waiting to entice travellers
- The Kasubi Tombs are the final burial grounds of four kings of Buganda, leading to them being declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site