"Kampala Ah-hah!" Top 5 Page for this destination Kampala by muguruki

Kampala Travel Guide: 231 reviews and 648 photos

Kampala is going mad. Not so long ago the "capital" of Uganda was a sleepy town but in the last few years building work is going on all over the city. Every little plot seems to have all sorts of little shops squeezed in to every available inch that isn't occupied by a taxi or boda-boda.

When I a stay in Kampala I like to stay bang in the middle of town with easy access to taxi and bus parks and within a mango's throw of Owino market.

This photo to the left was taken from my room. To the right beyond Owino market and Nakivubo stadium is the recently built mosque situated on Old Kampala hill.

The mosque has been built with money from Libya and Gaddafi has promised to pay the utility bills for the first few years of its existence. After that it is hoped that the shops that are built in the arcade surrounding the mosque will help pay for the mosques upkeep.

The centre of town is chaotic and travelling through Kampala during the day can take forerver. To releave the chaotic traffic in the city a dirty big by-pass is being built as I write this. You wont have to travel far before you bump into huge road works constructing great bridges to carry the by-pass over existing roads through the city.

  • Last visit to Kampala: May 2013
  • Intro Updated May 24, 2013
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  • Aug 18, 2012 at 9:18 AM

    i have visited kampalla twice an i want to go again so can some one give his phone number so i can call him or her i want to go to dance pub there i like dance

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    Aug 14, 2010 at 2:03 PM

    Nile Special beer taste great. Thanks for the good pages!

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    Feb 15, 2010 at 1:10 PM

    Hello, Neil! Thanks for your interesting story!

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    Feb 15, 2010 at 11:05 AM

    Looks like great food!

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    May 24, 2008 at 9:19 AM

    Enjoyed your pages, Uganda I have yet to get to.

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    Mar 27, 2008 at 11:58 AM

    Great page here Neil, really enjoyed readin all your tips. I remember trying to sleep listening to the Sax pub! Kampala is a great city. All the best!

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