Kampala’s metropolitan area consists of the megacity proper and the neighboring Wakiso District, Mukono District, Mpigi District, Buikwe District, and Luweero District. It has a fleetly growing population that’s estimated at people in 2019 by the Uganda Bureau of Statistics in an area of km2 ( square country miles).
In 2015, this metropolitan area generated an estimated nominal GDP of$13.80221 billion ( constant US bones of 2011) according to Xuantong Wang et al., which was further than half of Uganda’s GDP for that time, indicating the significance of Kampala to Uganda’s frugality.
Kampala is reported to be among the swift-growing metropolises in Africa, with a periodic population growth rate of4.03 percent, (9) by City Mayors. Mercer (a New York-grounded consulting establishment) has regularly ranked Kampala as East Africa’s stylish megacity to live in, ahead of Nairobi and Kigali.
Prominent institutions include the Uganda Museum and the Ugandan National Theatre.
Ndere Cultural Centre
A prominent artistic center in the Kampala area of Kisasi that aims to promote Ugandan and African artistic expressions through music, cotillion, and drama. The name Ndere is deduced from the noun’endere’, which means flute. As an instrument plant in all societies, it’s chosen as a peaceful symbol of the universality of artistic expressions. The Ndere center is notorious for its Ndere troop, a music and cotillion troop that performs several nights every week at the center showcasing music and cotillion from each over Uganda as well as Rwanda and Burundi.
Kampala Uganda Notable People
- Apollo Milton Obote led Uganda to independence in 1962
- Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, the longest-serving chairman of the Republic Of Uganda
- Nancy Kacungira, presenter and journalist at BBC World News, winner of the first-ever BBC Komla Dumor Award
- Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, Ugandan politician, businessman, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and musician
- Micheal Azira, Ugandan footballer, who plays for the Colorado Rapids in Major League Soccer
- Allen Kagina, Executive Director, Uganda National Roads Authority, UNRA
- Yasmin Alibhai-Brown, British intelligencer and author
- Cornelius Boza-Edwards, a former prizefighter
- Richard Gibson, British actor
- Mandy Juruni, basketball trainer
- Aamito Lagum, fashion model, winner of the first season of Africa’s Next Top Model
- John Mugabi, world champion prizefighter
- Kato Mukasa, humanist activist andco-founder of the Humanist Association for Leadership, Equity, and Responsibility
- Muteesa I, the 30th Kabaka of Buganda
- Muwenda Mutebi II of Buganda, the 36th Kabaka of Buganda
- Pepe Julian Onziema, mortal rights activist
Rajat Neogy, Ugandan-Indian intelligencer, pen, minstrel and author and editor of Transition Magazine
- Shimit Amin, Uganda-born Indian filmmaker
- Sudhir Ruparelia, Ugandan entrepreneur and builder, Author President of Ruparelia Group
- Paulo Muwanga, former chairman and high minister
- Denis Onyango, footballer
- Moses Magogo Hassim, FUFA President who took Uganda Cranes to AFCON after 39 times and first Ugandan on CAF Administrative
- Samuel Sejjaaka, professor
- Wasswa Serwanga, American football player
- Marcel Theroux, British novelist
- Erias Lukwago, Ugandan counsel and politician and the Lord Mayor of Kampala City
- Phiona Mutesi, chess sensation, and subject of the 2012 book and 2016 Disney film Queen of Katwe
- Martin Ssempa, pastor- croaker, and head of a large congregation
- Pione Sisto, a footballer, Ugandan born Danish footballer, played for Danish club FC Midtjylland and the Danish Public football platoon.
- John Sentamu, Archbishop of York
- Ash Amin, British academic and geographer
- Julius Kakeeto, Bank superintendent and CEO of PostBank Uganda
- Jennifer Musisi, former execute Director of Kampala Capital City Authority
Kampala Uganda Places of deification
- Baha’i House of Worship in Kampala
- St. Paul’s Anglican Edifice located on Namirembe Hill
- Rubaga Cathedral, the seat for the Roman Catholic Church
- Uganda National Mosque (Islam)
Among the places of deification are generally Christian churches and tabernacles Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Kampala (Catholic Church), Church of Uganda (Anglican Communion), Presbyterian Church in Uganda (World Communion of Reformed Churches), Baptist Union of Uganda (Baptist World Alliance), and Assemblies of God. There are also Muslim kirks.
Kampala hosts a Bahá’í House of Worship known as the Mother Temple of Africa which is positioned on Kikaya Hill in the outskirts of the megacity. The tabernacle was inaugurated in January 1961
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Get in Kampala Uganda
When coming to Kampala by air, you’ll arrive in the megacity of Entebbe, 35 km southwest of Kampala.
Generally, you’ll be needed to pay USD$ 50 for the entry visa, so have the plutocrat ready in cash (USD or UBX, although EUR and GBP are also accepted) to pay at passport control. They don’t accept credit cards. Check whether a visa is needed before appearance for your specific nation. As of September 2019, visas on appearance are still available for utmost ethnicities, but you might need to explain why you didn’t apply online. Typically you’ll need to show a transnational vaccination instrument for unheroic fever. Still, the rule isn’t applied rigorously.
You can get from Entebbe to Kampala (1.5 h) by hack ( roughly UBX). A cheaper option is to take a short hack lift to the Taxi Park in Entebbe ( roughly UBX), where you can find minibusses that go to the Taxi Park in central Kampala (UBX one way). Hostel shuttles (e.g., with the Sheraton) are also available.
Motorcars, including late options, the trip from Nairobi to Kampala (13 h). Companies include Mash Poa and Modern Coast, and cost from Kenyan shillings overhead.
See Kampala Uganda Tourist Attractions
- The Uganda Museum.
- Kasubi sepultures, where the remains of the Lords of Buganda are buried, was a major sightseer point. Still, these were considerably damaged by fire in March 2010.
- Nommo art gallery
- National Theatre
- Edifices- Rubaga and Namirembe (not veritably intriguing itself but good view of the megacity)
- Uganda National Mosque, Old Kampala. Completed in 2006, the synagogue is also known as the Gaddafi
- Mosque (the synagogue was founded by Libya). There are sanctioned attendants at the entrance, who would bring you around the synagogue and up the minaret ( great views of the megacity) for UGX.
- Kabaka’s Palace, Mengo. The seat of the Buganda king. It isn’t possible to enter the palace, which is used for sanctioned functions, but there are attendants ( UGX) who would show you around the auditoriums, describe the history of the Buganda lords, Milton Obote, and Idi Amin, and walk you down to a cellarage used as a torture chamber by Idi Amin.
- Wamala sepultures, where the remains of some of the earlier Buganda lords were buried including Kabaka Ssuuna 11 (1836-1856). During his time he’d 148 women and produced 218 children!
- Bahai Temple, atop Kikaya hill
- Parliament of Uganda (and independence monument).
Think To Do Kampala Uganda
- Raft the headstream of the Nile. Three companies offer this service Nile River Explorers, Adrift, and ” Nalubale Rafting.” The rafting has been (as of October 2011) terminated following the extension of a hydropower levee that submerged the former rafting area downstream of River Nile.
- Bungee jump dipping your head in the headstream of the Nile, near Jinja.
Spurt- Voyaging on the Nile, over and down some of the lower chutes.
- Do an ATV safari along the headstream of the Nile, driving through colorful small municipalities.
- Namugongo Killers sanctuaries were turned into a world heritage point under UNESCO after Kasubi sepultures were destroyed by fire. the place is now open for excursionists, it’s a dark tourism point in Uganda.
- Bespeak your Gorilla safari at the Ugandan Wildlife Authority (in Kololo) before heading southwest to Bwindi National Park.
- Excursion to Mburo National Park (4 hours), with guaranteed viewing of hippopotamus, as well as zebra, colorful gazelles, crocodiles, catcalls, warthog.
- Excursion to Entebbe to the Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary, where you can watch chimps being fed, which is indeed more amusing than it sounds. Boats leave from near the zoo at 9 AM and 1 PM, price is$ 70, for 4 hours round trip.
- Visit the Zoo, strands, and Botanical Auditoriums near Entebbe, (40 min. on Boda motorcycle hack, 15-20k Shillings)
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