6 Interesting Facts about Kampala

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Kampala, Uganda’s capital city, is one of the fastest growing cities in East Africa. In addition to its historic buildings, enchanting typography and blend of cultures, there are so many interesting places to explore for those people visiting Kampala for leisure. The most interesting facts about Kampala every visitor should know are:

A city of Hills

The city of kampala has numerous rolling hills. Initially, it occupied seven hills but it has now grown into Kampala Hill, Nakasero Hill, Tank Hill and Mulago Hill.

Hill of the Impalas

Kabaka of Buganda had reserved the Kampala region as a hunting area because of the region’s dense population of impalas. The city got its name from a Luganda phrase that means that is of the impala.

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A panorama of Kampala City

Religious Importance

Kampala has one of the seven Baha’i Temples in the world. The Baha’i faith has grown in Uganda despite the murder of its founder during the reign of Idi Amin years ago.

There is No Airport in Kampala

As compared to most capital cities in the world, there is no airport in the city of Kampala. Uganda’s entry point by air is through Entebbe Airport.

Entebbe International Airport, the largest in the country, is located in Entebbe. It serves numerous airlines, and has flights to and from Nairobi, Juba, Dar es Salaam, Addis Ababa and Kigali.

Exquisite Accommodation

Kampala has most of the top luxury hotels in Uganda. You can stay in plush hotels on Nakasero Hill such as Sheraton Kampala Hotel, Kampala Serena Hotel and Speke Hotel Kampala.

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a spacious room at Kampala Serena Hotel

Places of Interest

Kampala has dozens of attractions and they include Kasubi Tombs, Uganda Museum, Gaddafi National Mosque and Wamala Tombs.

These interesting facts about Kampala prove there is a lot to discover during a business or leisure trip in Uganda. Explore Kampala!

 

1 Comment

  1. TINA

    March 28, 2018 at 3:59 pm

    This is nice many Uganda tourist destinations seem cool when i looked them up

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