Kampala (population: 1.51 million) is everything you want an African capital to be. Unlike Nairobi, this African capital does nothing to damage Uganda’s reputation. In fact, it presents a fascinating experience that makes you fall in love with the continent, its sights and its flavors.
The Good Life
Kampala has transformed itself from what it was in the 1980s. There was a time when it got a bad rap as well, but it now manages to offer a safe haven for tourists as well as several attractions that are sure to keep you interested for most of your time here. Kampala certainly introduces you to the chaos commonly associated with Africa, but it also showcases luxe hotels, beautiful gardens, swanky restaurants and the good life. Some of the best things to do in Kampala include the Uganda Museum, Kasubi Tombs and the Rubaga Cathedral.
How to Get Around
Although Kampala has a network of boda-bodas (moped taxis), buses and taxis, a taxi is your only real option while visiting Kampala. Bus routes tend to be quite confusing for travelers and boda-bodas aren’t exactly the safest mode of transportation.