Where to go

Kampala

The hustling capital city of Uganda

Kampala
Kampala

A city tour in Kampala will involve visiting places like Kabaka’s palace and lake, the Ugandan Museum, the Bahai temple (the only temple in Africa), Uganda Martyrs Shrine, beautiful cathedrals and the old mosque of Kampala.

What to do in Kampala

There is quite a lot going on in Kampala. Of course, the usual hustle and bustle of an African capital city is there, but the city also has some lively night life, with jazz bars and really good restaurants encouraging tourists to stay a night.

Although it is the capital city, most tourists will fly into and out of Entebbe and this is because of the better connection times and international flight routings available. The two cities are relatively close so you can easily do a road transfer between them but in terms of a longer stay in a city, we would probably opt for Entebbe as there is more to do in the surrounding proximity.

Where to stay in Kampala

For accommodation, we highly recommend Latitude 0 which sits up on the highest hill of Kampala, overlooking the bright lights below. The property is the newest hotel opened by the Latitude portfolio and sister properties include Latitude 15 in Lusaka (Zambia) and Latitude 13 in Lilongwe (Malawi). The interior design, attention to detail and overall space of the hotels is the main draw and you can ensure you will be comfortable spending a couple of nights here at the beginning of end of your Uganda itinerary.

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    At a glance... Kampala

  • Size 189 km square
  • Location Southern Uganda
  • Recommended time 2 nights before/after your itinerary
  • Time to visit Year round
  • Topography City
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