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Kampala City Tour
Kampala is Uganda’s largest city, and also its capital city. It as a unique city, built on several hills, and with a picturesque landscape. Kampala is the entry point for people visiting Uganda. It is the business and commercial hub of the country. Kampala was originally built on seven hills that include Kasubi, Kibuli, Lubaga hills. Recently, the city has grown extended into other hills. Kampala is the main administrative centre of the country, and its city centre is known as Nakasero. It has five divisions, and it lies near the northern coast of Lake Victoria.
Hotels in Kampala
This city's rapid growth has also led to a robust hospitality industry. Kampala hotels can be categorised as apartments, hotels, guest houses, motels and lodges.
Additionally, they offer either budget, mid-range or luxury accommodation. Kampala was the capital of the Buganda Kingdom. Some aspects of the royal rule remain in the city, such as Kasubi Tombs and Lubiri Palace.
If it is your first time to travel to Uganda, ensure you understand the travel requirements for your specific nationality. In addition to a valid passport and an entry visa, you may need a yellow fever certificate depending on where you are travelling from.
Luxury Hotels in Kampala
Kampala has a collection of luxury hotels. Most luxury hotels reach out to both business and leisure travellers. Since this city attracts all kinds of travellers, the facilities and amenities cater for both groups.
There is quite a number of top rated hotels. They belong to the leading chains of hotels such as Serena and Protea Hotels. Sheraton Hotel Kampala, Protea Hotel, Kampala Serena Hotel and Speke Hotel are among the top hotels in Kampala. They are family friendly too.
Best Hotels near the Airport
Stay close to the main international airport in Uganda. This airport serves tourists and business people visiting Kampala and other major cities. Some hotels provide airport pickup service so you do not need to worry about how you will move around this city. If you have an early or late flight, stay in Kampala hotels with airport service so you have someone to pick you or drop you off conveniently.
Kampala accommodation facilities to expect in these hotels include a business centre, WiFi, spacious rooms, on-site restaurants and bars.
Kampala's city centre has the most luxurious hotels. Most of these hotels are in Nakasero, and they are a short distance from key amenities in the city. The city centre has a number of 5 start hotels in Kampala such as Speke Hotel and Sheraton Hotel Kampala. These plush hotels have facilities and amenities like sauna, gym, internet connection, beverage making facilities and swimming pool.
To find the best accommodation in Kampala, compare hotel types, room types and prices. Additionally, you should read reviews from clients who have stayed there.
If you want to stay in a lodge, check the full list of hotels to find and compare a variety of lodges. Some lodges that will give you the best budget accommodation in Kampala are The Lodge Kampala and Hilton Lodge.
Cheap Hotels in Kampala
Kampala also caters for guests looking for cheaper accommodation. Therefore, budget travellers can find a wide range of budget hotels, on Jumia Travel. Some of the most popular cheap hotels in Kampala are Chez Johnson Hotel and Kahondo Buffalo Hotel.
These cheap hotels have facilities and amenities like air conditioned rooms, rooms with balconies, cable television service and Wi-Fi. Check our complete list of hotels in Kampala based on your budget and the side of the city you are visiting. On Jumia Travel, you can search for hotels or lodges in Kampala near an attraction, a hill or an airport. Book now, pay later for accommodation in Kampala. If you prefer in a homey place, look for serviced apartments. Such accommodation will give you privacy and more space. Apartments for rent include Mosa Court Apartments and Bulondo's Apartments. Serviced apartments offer facilities and services like babysitting, airport pickup, laundry services, on-site restaurant, furnished kitchens for self-catering, a gym and a swimming pool.
Kampala Business Hotels
Looking for business hotels in Kampala is suite easy if you already have an idea of the facilities and amenities you need. You should also think about the number of people you have invited. Additionally, you can search for hotels in Kampala close to the airport.
Kampala is a major destination for business travellers. Enjoy amazing deals when you host your event in lavish business hotels such as Speke Hotel.
The business hotels Kampala has for investors, corporate bodies etc. offer modern facilities like wireless internet connection, public address system and business centre services.
Tourist Attractions in Kampala
Whether you are in Kampala for business or pleasure, there are several places of interest you must visit. Each of the seven hills has an attraction or a place of interest. For instance, Kibuli Mosque is situated on Kibuli Hill, Kabaka's Palace is on Mengo Hill while Kasubi Tombs are on Kasubi Hill.
The Uganda National Museum is the right place to start. It displays historical, ethnological and traditional life collections of Uganda's cultural heritage. Kasubi Tombs is another place to visit; the kings of Buganda are buried in this world heritage site is where.
Other places of interest in and around Kampala are Rubaga Cathedral, Gadaffi Mosque, Uganda Museum and Mandela National Stadium. The Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary located in Nakasongola District is home to mammals and reptiles such as monkeys, antelopes, hippos, and crocodiles.
You can also tour the traditional Kabaka Palaces in Mengo or Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary, a primate sanctuary for Chimpanzees. Lake Mburo National park is the closest national Park to Kampala.
How to Get to Kampala
Kampala is accessible by air using Entebbe International Airport, which was formerly known as Kampala International Airport. This airport is about 30km from Kampala's city centre. The city has several methods of public transportation such as using a motorcycle (boda boda) and minibuses (matatu).