Kampala Tourism

Kampala is the capital and largest city of Uganda. The city is divided into five boroughs that oversee local planning: Kampala Central Division, Kawempe Division, Makindye Division, Nakawa Division, and Lubaga Division. The city is coterminous with Kampala District. Surrounding Kampala is the rapidly growing Wakiso District, whose population more than doubled between 2002 and 2014 and now stands at over 2 million. Kampala was named the 13th fastest growing city on the planet, with an annual population growth rate of 4.03% by City Mayors. Kampala was ranked the best city to live in East Africa ahead of Nairobi and Kigali by Mercer, a global development consulting agency based in New York City, U.S.


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  • Save 7% 3-Day Gorilla Trekking plus Relaxation in Lake Bunyonyi
    3-Day Gorilla Trekking plus Relaxation in Lake BunyonyiNew on TripHobo

    Duration: 3 Days

    You are expected to arrive a night before the safari or have an early morning landing. Your driver/guide will pick you and de...

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  • Save 7% Primates and Predators Safari Adventure
    Primates and Predators Safari AdventureNew on TripHobo

    Duration: 10 Days

    GoExplore Safaris unleashes Ugandas most popular safari combining wildlife, Chimpanzee and Gorilla adventure in just 10 days....

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  • Save 4% 6 days Gorilla Adventure
    6 days Gorilla AdventureNew on TripHobo

    Duration: 6 Days

    This amazing adventure takes us to Bwindi The Impenetrable Forest in Ugandas mountainous far southwestern tip where you will ...

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    Duration: 8 Days

    The 8 Days Uganda Wildlife safari starts with a visit to Murchison falls National Park Uganda to see the magnificent roaring ...

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  • Know the pollution level of Kampala before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 78.95 (High)
    • Water Pollution 78.33 (High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 58.33 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 85 (Very High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 70 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 91.07 (Very High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 71.88 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 65 (High)
  • How safe is Kampala for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Kampala.

    • Burglary and Theft 63.46 (High)
    • Mugging and Robbery 58.33 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 58.33 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 78.33 (High)
    • Car Stealing 58.65 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 69 (High)
    • Attacks 40.74 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 40.74 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 75.83 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 37.5 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 32.41 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 28.7 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 51.04 (Moderate)
    • Safety Index 47.89 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 98.41 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 89.13 (Very High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 36.75 (Moderate)
    • Cost of Living Index 33.19 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 49.31 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 21.57 (Very Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Kampala

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.1 USD
    • International Movie per seat 5.37 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 23.1 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 40.96 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 20.14 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ‚Äčand subjected to change without notice.

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