All About Kampala City

Kampala is the capital city of Uganda. Uganda is one of the countries found in Africa situated in East Africa whose neighbors are Rwanda and Burundi in the South, Kenya in the west and Tanzania in the south west plus Southern Sudan in the north particularly. It achieved its independence on 9th October 1962 and was further expanded in 1968. Kampala is found in the central region and the oldest as well as largest city in Uganda, it covers an area of about 8,451.9km and it accommodates a population of about 1,680,800 people by 2019. Kampala is located in the East African plateau up to the limits of Tanzania craton. The city was referred to as the best city to live in among all other cities in East Africa by Mercer. The way of life in Kampala is very manageable with all important facilities with in range like banks, hospitals, restaurants, hotels, schools, forex bureaus and so many others. The city is very easy to access with both public means, like taxis, boda boda, and private means like uber, and it is also a great destination to go to when you hire a car in Uganda.

There are loads of tourist attractions within Kampala city that will keep your stay very much fun and lively and below are some of the best places to visit in Kampala
Uganda museum, National theatre, Bahai temple, Makerere university, Namirembe Cathedral, Rubaga Cathedral, Old kampala mosque, kibuli mosque, Owino market, craft markets, and so many others. The city got its name referring to the ancient status where it was known as the hill for impalas, locally called Akasozi ke’mpala. Before development set in to make this place a city, it was a home to the impalas which can now be easily seen in national parks like Lake Mburo. Kampala capital city is made up of 7 amazing hills and from any of these hills you can have a splendid view of the whole city. It is not easy to notice these hills because of the large development that has been done in this city , but with a profession guide when you book a safari in Uganda, you discover the hidden spots for better view of each hill.

Kampala is a city that never sleeps, whether day or night, parties, celebrations, business, and other are widely active. If you are party person and love to check out the night life of the city, you will not be disappointed, clubs and worship center are open all night. For first time visitors to the city, learning a few of the Luganda words could be very interesting as this is the language that is widely spoken, but do not be limited as there more than 100 languages in the city.

Planning to visit the city for business or leisure trip and would love to rent a car in Kampala city ; it could be self drive or with a chauffeur , we at Uganda Car Rental Services will be more than delighted to serve you. Check out our fleet of available cars and contact us now by sending an email to or call us now +256-700135510 to speak with the reservations team.