Visit Kampala - Best of Kampala

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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Kampala Tours for you

The best tours and activities in the city, guided by experts to give you a local insight to the best of Kampala

  • Lake Mburo National Park Safari Day Tour from Kampala
    Lake Mburo National Park Safari Day Tour from Kampala

    Duration: 1 Days

    On this day tour, visit Lake Mburo National Park for wildlife viewing, bird watching, a boat ride and a guided nature walk. T...

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  • 3 Days Trip To Murchison Falls
    3 Days Trip To Murchison Falls1 Reviews

    Duration: 3 Days

    Enjoy a 3 day safari through Uganda, during which you will visit Murchison Falls National Park to view scenic waterfalls and ...

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  • 1 Day trip to the Equator
    1 Day trip to the EquatorNew on TripHobo

    Duration: 1 Days

    An Equator is an imaginary line that goes around the planet in the middle and other outer space bodies. It subdivides the pla...

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  • 3 Days Gorilla Trekking to Bwindi
    3 Days Gorilla Trekking to BwindiNew on TripHobo

    Duration: 3 Days

    This 3-daygorilla trek safaritakes you to the misty Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, which is home to more than half the populatio...

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Facts and Stats for Kampala*

  • Pollution Statistics in Kampala

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

    • Air Pollution 77.78 (High)
    • Water Pollution 76.79 (High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 57.14 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 83.93 (Very High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 67.86 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 90.38 (Very High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 70 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 62.5 (High)
  • Kampala: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Kampala for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Kampala.

    • Burglary and Theft 66 (High)
    • Mugging and Robbery 59.62 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 59.62 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 88.46 (Very High)
    • Car Stealing 61 (High)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 70.83 (High)
    • Attacks 41.35 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 41.35 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 72.12 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 28.85 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 33.65 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 29.81 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 52.17 (Moderate)
  • Living in Kampala - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 44.03 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 98.41 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 87.43 (Very High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 36.75 (Moderate)
    • Cost of Living Index 30.95 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 49.31 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 24.92 (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.

  • Cost for Essentials in Kampala

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

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.08 USD
    • International Movie per seat 5.3 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 21.21 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 35.12 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 16.05 USD

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

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