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Kampala Information - Know About the Capital City of Uganda!

This page is the hub for several pages of Kampala information. So be sure to read it. It comes with constant updates since Kampala is a city on the move.

Chosen by lonely planet as Number one travel destination for 2012, Uganda will always certainly be one country to visit by travellers and therefore Kampala.

This city will surprise you, if not already! Read about its history here and its narrative to draw your impressions.

Whether you will be living in Kampala or already living there, or visiting for a few days or months, you may need help from your embassy or consulate at some time. As part of the vital Kampala information, you can find the list of embassies in Kampala here.

To help you through your immigration process well in time, I have also included a list of Ugandan Missions abroad here to help you find information on Uganda.

Getting to and around Kampala should be easy ...but you never know! My assumption is that all is well with your immigrations requirements and therefore legally in the country (I don't love to see you in trouble with the authorities). This website is filled with vital information to help you get to and round Kampala.

Whether it's finding a place to live, or furnishing your new home in Kampala, there are always pitfalls you could avoid and expenses you can reduce. This section of my-Uganda.com will certainly discuss the cost of living in Kampala.

You will find the people in Kampala even much friendlier especially if you can say something in the local language. Luganda is the most common local language spoken in the city...at least in most social and commercial activities and here I shall attempt to teach you some Luganda for survival as you build on your Kampala information.

If you are living else where in the country and only visiting Kampala for the weekend, there is a section of other Ugandan languages you could be interested in learning.

I will also be outlining how you can become a welcome addition to the city. What does that mean? Well, it is essentially the dos and don'ts ( nothing to worry about, no cast in stone!) of society and this will be open for discussion. Things like; when to tip and other aspect of life in Kampala and Uganda in general.

You will wonder why I think it's important to become a 'good' resident/visitor of Kampala. Well, it's just because people are moving to Kampala much more than before and most are bringing along their experiences and points of view (which is only natural), but some of these are a direct contradiction to the view points of the residents of Kampala, which usually doesn't go down well with them.

Have you heard about Ugandan English? Curious?!

This page will also include a; 'have your say' section on life in Kampala. Get to hear it from someone who has visited and lived in Kampala but also from the local residents. If you wish to share your experience in Kampala, you can quite easily do that here ... and we will publish it for the other visitors to read.

As a vital piece of Kampala information, you will also find the Kampala Map here to help you in your travels in and around the capital.

If you are already in Kampala, consider this section a refresher. As you will find, there is such handy information to help you live and enjoy this beautiful city.

...And even if you are still undecided on making that move to Kampala, this kampala information page should help you in making that decision before any travel plans. There is lots of information on this website to tap into and have a lovely time in Kampala.

Have a question about Kampala?

If you can't find an answer to your question, you can post your question here. I will answer it or find an expert who can.

For more Kampala information, this section will exclusively guide you through Kampala's top areas of interest; Kampala landmarks, the Places of Worship, Kampala nightlife and bars, Sight seeing, Events - look out for the 'whats on K'la' section, Museum, galleries, theatres and cinemas.

You will also find extensive reviews of Hotels and restaurants in and around Kampala in this section.

If you are planning to stay for a few nights;

Why not do a quick check on the hotel prices today,

... and if you have to do a booking, you could save a few $$££s here!

You might want to go shopping; where to go! Kampala has lots of wonderful African art and crafts shops that will amaze you, as will the low prices.

Kampala also has some really interesting top end shopping malls to the medium retail down town shops before you get to Owino Market (Now St Balikudembe Market) that has every thing that you can think of; including second hand cloths that it is well known for. For curiosity's sake, even with out picking any thing from there, it's worth a visit.

Spend a few minutes getting to know this amazing city right here at my-Uganda.com and when you come to visit, let me know how you find it. It would be nice to meet you for a Ugandan tea/coffee or a cold beer - why not!

Certainly there is more to this Kampala Information, you will discover more as you go along - share it here!

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Facts & Figures

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Name; Kampala Capital City
Region; Central Uganda
Population; ~ 1.7 Million
Phone Code; (+256) 041
Lingo; Luganda (local)

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