Kampala is the capital and largest city of Uganda. The city proper has a population of 1,680,000 and is divided into the five political divisions of Kampala Central Division, Kawempe Division, Makindye Division, Nakawa Division, and Rubaga Division.

Kampala borders Lake Victoria, Africa’s largest lake. Hills covered with red-tile villas and trees surround an urban center of contemporary skyscrapers. In this downtown area, the Uganda Museum explores the country’s tribal heritage through an extensive collection of artifacts. On nearby Mengo Hill is Lubiri Palace, the former seat of the Buganda Kingdom.

Kampala is the hub of the nation’s road network and lies on the railway from Kasese to Mombasa, Kenya. It is also served by Port Bell (6 miles [10 km] east) on Lake Victoria and by Uganda’s international airport at Entebbe (21 miles [34 km] south-southwest).

What to do here;

  1. Visit Uganda Reptile Village
  2. Visit The National Botanical Gardens
  3. Visit Uganda’s ten national parks
  4. Explore Lake Victoria; Lake Victoria is the second-largest freshwater lake in the world. It is Africa’s largest lake and the world’s largest tropical lake.
  5. Boat tours are available
  6. Go fishing, sailing, boating, horseback riding, hiking at the Ssese Islands, a group of eighty-four islands in Lake Victoria
  7. Join a Gorilla Trekking Tour
  8. See Where the Nile Begins