About Kampala


Let's have a look around into background of Kampala
  • District: Kampala
  • Country: Uganda
  • Latitude: 0.347596
  • Longitude: 32.582520
  • Time zone: East Africa Time Zone
  • Current time zone offset: UTC/GMT +3 hours

Weather in Kampala

  • Climate: Tropical Rainforest Climate
  • Best Time to Visit: June to August

Location

Kampala is the capital and also the largest city of Uganda. Kampala has a total population of 1,507,080 (2014 Census). Kampala is one of the fastest growing cities in the world and ranks 13th in the list.

Distance from Kampala center to Airport

Entebbe International Airport is the main airport which serves the domestic and the international passengers.

Driving Distance: 25 miles / 40 km

Driving Time: 60 Minutes

Languages: English followed by Swahili

Modes of transport

  • Airport: Entebbe International Airport
  • Rail: Uganda Railway
  • Road: Bus Rapid Transit

Customs and Tipping

For Restaurants and Bars:

  • Waitress and Bartender – 10% of the Bill.

For Hotels:

  • Room Service: 2000 – 3000 USh
  • Housekeeper: 2000 – 3000 USh
  • Concierge: 2000 – 3000 USh

Valet Parking:

  • Parking or Returning Car: 2000 – 3000 USh

Nearby Tourist Cities

  • Kira Town,
  • Bombo,
  • Mpigi

Emergency Contact Numbers in Kampala city

  • Fire / Police/ Ambulance: 999
  • Rail: +256 414 258 051 (Uganda Railways)
  • Airport: +256 41 4352000 (Entebbe International Airport)
  • Hospital: +256 31 2200400 (International Hospital Kampala)

Events

Let’s step into extensive list of To Dos in Kampala

  • Youth Festival
  • Milege World Music Festival
  • Shine Out

Tourist Attractions

  • Kasubi Tombs
  • Uganda Museum
  • Kabaka’s Palace

Theatre & Concerts

  • Theatre LaBonita Mafuta
  • Kampala International Theatre
  • Pamoja Theatre

Visit Top Restaurants in Kampala

  • Café Javas
  • Mediterraneo
  • Khana Khazana Restaurant

Top Shopping Centers in Kampala

  • The Acacia Mall
  • Metroplex Shopping Mall
  • Ham Shopping Mall

Museums, Galleries and Gardens

  • Uganda Museum
  • Umoja Art Gallery
  • Arua Park

Iconic Delicacies of Iconic Restros

  • Tandoori Chicken – Asian Fusion
  • Bruschetta – The Bistro
  • Pork – Faze 2

Sports Club

  • SC Villa – Football
  • Express FC – Football
  • Proline FC - Football

Shelling Out Dollars

  • Imported beer: 4666 USh
  • Taxi: 10000 USh (base price)
  • 3 BHK (Downtown): 1,105,555 USh
  • Cheap meal: 7000 USh
  • Gasoline: 3618 USh / litre
  • 3 course meal: 80,000 USh
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