Kampala is the capital of Uganda, in part overlooking Lake Victoria and with a very modern aspect. History only occupies a small space in the old town area, while the rest of the city – and tourist – life revolves around the lake’s beaches and port. Tourism of safari has brought a brand new economy to a city which is, now, the headquarter of tour operators in Uganda. In the Kampala area you can admire: the Catholic Cathedral of Rugaba, the Anglican Cathedral of St. Paul, the great Ghadafi Mosque or “National Mosque” . Also visit the Baha’i House – a special temple open to all spiritual people, no matter the religion.

Do not miss in Kampala: the nineteenth-century Mengo Palace, which used to be a royal palace and then a prison too; the modern Palace of Parliament; Uganda National Museum . And of course the Monument to Independence and the Monument to the Martyrs of Namugongo. Young people will enjoy their stay at the local beaches: Ggaba Beach, Mulungu, Busabala Love Beach, which are so special at sunset, and the lively Lutembe. From any of this, tourists shall enjoy the unique views over Lake Victoria.

Where do tourists stay at Kampala

Modern cities like Kampala offer beautiful hotels, also luxury ones, very close to the western standards as for rooms and services. You can also use guest houses though, which are very common in Uganda. They allow visitors to have their own independence and to move on their own. At Kampala you can book B&Bs and meet local hosts, if you prefer a much more intimate relax time and the chance to live a san ugandan with other ugandans. Young people will find both hostels and backpackers houses. Among so many ideas for your stay in the capital of Uganda, we suggest two places to try.

KAMPALA nyumbani hotel

Nyumbani Hotel

Nyumbani Hotel is in the University area, at Makerere. It is a big, modern building with a bright coloured façade and a park all around. With 55 rooms, complete with all facilities and comforts, it includes also luxury and double luxury types. You will have: tv, elegant bath, wi-fi services in the room; in the hotel you will find bar, gym, restaurants, work place for your business.

Nyumbani Hotel also offers a spa and wellness center service, with bath, sauna, body and face massages, beauty treatments. As you leave the hotel, you can stroll around the best neighbourhood in Kampala, not far from shopping malls, museums, the Mengo Palace, the site of ancient royal tombs.

Book your place there by contacting: +256 (0) 414 469 812 or 392 569 626 or 703 016 174; email: reservations@nyumbanihotels.co.ug.

Palm Gardens&Guest House Kanyanya

Not central, but close enough to allow you to enjoy the city life, the Palm Gardens&Guest House resort in Kanyanya (6 km from Kampala) is a different way to live your holiday. Tourists shall have their semi independent rooms, here, almost like a house of their own. They can feel free to come and go, but also enjoy the many services the guest house offers. Inside the area of the resort you can use: free wi-fi, garden, pool, bar and restaurant, parking. The resort guarantees high standards of security any time.

Out of the guest house, you are very close to the special Baha’i House temple. You need to take a bus in order to get to Kampala’s old town or to the lake beaches, but the neighbourhood is full of green areas and tour operators often organize safaris starting from this part of the city.

Contact the resort at telephone number : +256 (0) 0783 920959.

KAMPALA palm gardens