• March - kampala, Uganda

Kampala is Uganda’s national and commercial capital bordering Lake Victoria, Africa’s largest lake. Hills covered with red-tile villas and trees surround an urban centre of contemporary skyscrapers. 

In this downtown area, the Uganda Museum explores the country’s tribal heritage through an extensive collection of artefacts. On nearby Mengo Hill is Lubiri Palace, the former seat of the Buganda Kingdom.

  • ATTRACTIONS

Ok – so Kampala is not necessarily known for its sightseeing and I don’t think they had the old taxi park in mind when they christened Uganda the ‘Pearl of Africa’ but Kampala nevertheless has some sites that are definitely worth visiting if for nothing more than to say you did it!

If you are travelling round and planning to sight see in Kampala I would suggest that one to two days is plenty to see its attractions. 

If you’re based here for a while then you can always space them out over weekends or save them all up for visiting friends and relatives.

  • VOLUNTEER

Volunteering with dog related organizations is a wonderful way to help out while you visit this country.

Check out the following links for detailed information to make a difference locally! 

Use Google Translate for the entire website if needed.  

  1. Uganda USPCA

DIsclaimerBarks Abroad has not vetted, endorses, nor guarantee these organizations or their work.

Contact us if you know of another organization to be added to this list.

  • DINNING

Kampala is packed with quality restaurants and the international population brings considerable variety to the dining scene. 

Head to Kololo for a smart meal, though street food can be found everywhere. 

There are plenty of large supermarkets ideal for stocking up before heading up-country.

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  • flights

If you’re heading to Kampala, look for flights to Entebbe, a town about 30 miles south of Kampala on the shores of Lake Victoria and home to Uganda’s only international airport. 

Once there, a taxi is the most straightforward way to reach the city, and should cost 90,000 Ugandan shillings (US$25). Even with any shortcuts your driver might know, the journey is likely to take a couple of hours, so sit back and take in your new surroundings.

  • DRIVING

The commuter jam in central Kampala brings traffic to a standstill every morning and evening. 

The best way to beat it is on a boda-boda—the local motorbike-taxi (and newly-minted Oxford English Dictionary entry!)—but prepare for a hair-raising ride, weaving through traffic. Always wear a helmet with a visor. 

 Make sure to speak to any boda driver before hopping on, and give the bike a once-over. Avoid bikes with missing wing mirrors, and drivers who appear less than sober.

  • LODGING

This city rapid growth has also led to a robust hospitality industry. Kampala accommodation facilities can be categorised as apartments, hotels, guest houses, motels and lodges. 

Additionally, they offer either budget, mid-range or luxury accommodation, so Whatever your budget, you can find and book accommodation in Kampala.

  • VOLUNTEER

Volunteering with dog related organizations is a wonderful way to help out while you visit this country.

Check out the following links for detailed information to make a difference locally! 

Use Google Translate for the entire website if needed.  

  1. Uganda USPCA

DIsclaimerBarks Abroad has not vetted, endorses, nor guarantee these organizations or their work.

Contact us if you know of another organization to be added to this list.

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