Kampala Travel Tips
Located n the South Central part of the country close to the shores of Lake Victoria,Kampala with a population of approximately 2.5 million, is by far the largest city in Uganda. It is not yet completely overwhelmed with traffic and sprawl like Nairobi and Lagos. Additionally, Kampala is very safe to walk around, even at night, a welcome fact for many a high-strung visitor arriving from Nairobi.
The people of Kampala, and Ugandans in general, are very kind and friendly and are very approachable.
When coming to Kampala by air, you will actually arrive in the city of Entebbe, 35km (22mi) southwest of Kampala.
There are three methods of public transportation: boda bodas, matatu, and special hires. The fastest method is the boda bodas; motorcycles that you see all over the city. You won't be in Kampala long before being propositioned by a Boda driver. If you're not interested, a simple 'no' will get them to leave you alone.
Things to See
* The Uganda Museum.
* Kasubi tombs, where the remains of the Kings of Buganda are buried is a major tourist site. However, these were extensively damaged by fire in March 2010.
* Nommo art gallery
* National Theatre
* Cathedrals - Rubaga and Namirembe (not very interesting itself but good view of the city)
* Gaddafi National Mosque (in Old Kampala). The entrance is 10'000 UGX (September 2013), then a guide will show you around. You can also climb up the stairs of the tower and enjoy the 360° view on Kampala.
* Wamala tombs, where the remains of some of the earlier Buganda kings were buried including Kabaka Ssuuna 11 (1836-1856). During his time he had 148 wives and produced 218 children!
* Bahai Temple, atop Kikaya hill
* Parliament of Uganda (and independence monument).