Kampala Hotels, Uganda
In Kampala, you can enjoy your business or travel activities while staying in one of the city's best hotels with dependable facilities and services. Please, scroll down and pick your favorite for booking or reservation...
Kampala Serena Hotel
Kampala Serena Hotel is ideally located in Kampala Central and designed for both business and leisure travel. It is in the city center and about 20 minutes away from the airport. Kampala Serena offers the first-rate hotels services and facilities. You will enjoy free Wi-Fi service in all rooms, 24-hour room service; have fun with the television LCD/plasma screen, mini bar, balcony/terrace, among many other great amenities. In addition, you can keep yourself fit by enjoying the fitness center, outdoor pool, spa, massage after your day's business or travel.
Speke Resort Munyonyo
Speke Resort Munyonyo is conveniently located offering easy access to the city's attractions. The resort ensures a pleasant stay for guests with its great facilities and services, including free Wi-Fi, 24-hour security service, LCD/plasma screen TV, and other room amenities. For your recreational activities, you will enjoy boats, canoes, the private beach and fitness center. Find out more through the link above.
Le Petit Village Boutique Hotel
Le Petit Village Boutique Hotel is located 2.3 kilometers from Independence Monument in Kampala. You will enjoy its air-conditioned suites with free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TV and its on-site restaurant. Each suite room comes with a private bathroom and you can enjoy your coffee while looking out at the pool and garden. You can hire a car to see the popular golfing area, Kabaka's Palace or the Gaddafi National Mosque, which is only over 3 kilometers away. Find out more and enjoy!
More great Kampala hotels can be seen directly through the links provided as follow:
Hotel Africana Ltd
Emerald Hotel Kampala
Munyonyo Commonwealth Resort
Lake Victoria Serena Golf Resort Spa
Biraj International Hotel
Villa Kololo Hotel
Hotel International 2000
Imperial Royale Hotel
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Kampala Brief Background
Kampala is the country’s largest and its capital city. The city is growing especially its surrounding district, and its population now stands at over 2 million.
When the British colonists arrived in the area, they call it the ‘hills of the impala’ due to the huge number of impalas making their home in the area. The area is composed of rolling hills with grass and wetlands which provide a green home to various species of antelopes and other animals.
The Buganda Kingdom made Kampala as its capital and made it grew and left heritage and landmarks including the Kasubi Tombs (1881), the Lubiri Palace, the Buganda parliament and the Buganda Court of Justice.
During the Uganda-Tanzania War in the late-1970s, many of the structures got damaged but were reconstructed and renovated and new constructions – such as banks, hotels, shopping centers institutions and other infrastructures.
Originally, Kampala was built on seven hills, but it has been expanding due to its development and growth in terms of population and other factors (population, business, etc.). the first hill, Kasubi Hill, is where the Kasubi Tombs are located; second Mengo Hill – where the Buganda Court of Justice and Parliament are located; third – Kibuli Hill, where the Kilubi Mosque is located; fourth – Namirembe Hill, where the Anglican Cathedral is located; Lubaga Hill where the RUbaga Catholic Cathedral is located; Nsambya Hill where the Mill Hill Mission headquarter is located; and the Kampala Hill (old Kampala) where the British mercenary built his fort on top of the hill. The fort was relocated and the largest mosque was built instead.
Getting to Kampala
By air, you will arrive not in Kampala but Entebbe City, which is located around 35 kilometers southwest of Kampala. Upon entering, you need to pay around USD100 for your entry visa in cash.
From Entebbe airport to Kampala you may use various transports of your choice.
Taking the Airport Express. This airport shuttle service will drop you off at the center of Kampala where you can get a taxi ride to your Kampala Hotel. Or, you can arrange a door-to-door pick up service available online at the entebbeairportexpress site.
Taxi is quite expensive when taking from Entebbe to Kampala.
Hotel shuttle is available only for some hotels such as the Sheraton.
Buses and Other Transports
There are various transports when getting around the city: boda bodas (motorcycles); matatu (minibuses), and special hires.
Boda bodas are very quick mode of transport since the drivers want to bring you quickly to your destination, which is great. But it is quite dangerous they do anything they can to pass through heavy traffic even through heavy crowds.
Matatu (minibuses) are much safer than the first one and they have regular routes all over the city and other destinations.
Yellow taxis are another transports and are very reliable which offer 24-hour service. Better use the metered one but most don’t have it. Agree first on the fare before taking off for the non-metered taxis.
Kampala Hotels & Travels
To Sees and Dos
While in Kampala for either business or leisure, make sure to see places and do something interesting.
Some of the interesting places to visit are the following:
The Uganda Museum
Nommo Art Gallery
Gaddafi National Mosque
Parliament of Uganda
And certainly, you can do a lot of memorable and fun activities…
Rafting the headwates of the Nile
Bungee jumping in the headwaters of the Nile
Jet-boating on the Nile
Riding an ATV
Visiting the Namugongo Martyers Shrine
Watching Gorillas at the Ugandan wildlife authority
Excursion to Mburo National Park, among others.
Buying and Eating
Yes, there are a variety of markets throughout Kampala where you can go and buy local products as souvenirs, gifts or for personal use.
For example, you can buy from food products to jewelries but the markets are usually crowded. For restaurants that offer local dishes, menus are not readily available and so you need to ask what they serve. The most common option are beef, rice, beans.
Dining local dishes or international food are readily available at various rates.
Please, search and stay at any of the Kampala hotels and enjoy it and the city.
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