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How much do things cost in Kampala?
Mid range bottle of wine $10.69
Internet (6 Mbps, unlimited data) $62.18
Oranges (1kg) $2.57
Apartment (1 bedroom) in city centre $367.05
Lettuce $1.30
Apartment (3 bedrooms) outside of centre $315.78
1 Pair of men leather shoes $66.07
Loaf of white bread $1.07
Coke bottle $0.65
1 Summer dress in a chain store $33.19
* All price are converted to USD

About Kampala

Are you wondering if a trip to Uganda is a good idea? If you have been planning to visit the country then stop planning, pack your bags and book cheap flights to Kampala. Why make Uganda your next travel destination? First of all the people are warm and friendly and will certainly make your stay more comfortable. The country offers great wildlife experience and if you want some action you will never regret a trip here.

Kampala city is the capital and largest city of Uganda, which was built on 7 hills. Each of these hills offers important tourist attractions. The Kasubi hill which is the first hill is the area of the Kasubi Tombs which offer great historical importance. The second hill houses the hall of Justice and Kabaka’s palace, and it’s called the Mengo Hill. The Kibuli Hill is where the mosque of Kibuli is erected and considered the third hill. The Anglican Cathedral sits on the Namiremre Hill - the fourth hill. Hence, Rubaga Catholic Cathedral is situated on the 5th hill called the Lubaga Hill. The Nsambya Hospital is situated on the sixth hill called Nsambya Hill. The last hill called the Kampala hill is where Old Kampala is located.

Book cheap flights to Kampala and immerse yourself in the numerous wonderful sites the city has to offer. Check out the Forest Park Resort which showcases a man-made lake within the park. You can enjoy a good boat ride or do some fishing. You can also do other activities like football and volleyball. You can also spend a few hours in the Lubiri Palace which is the official residence of the king. You can take a leisurely walk along the palace ground and admire its beauty. You can also visit the Uganda Museum, Independence Monument, Forest Park and maybe spend money in the Casino Simba.

If you want to save money during your trip consider packing your own food and just dine in restaurants once in a while. Restaurant bills often take so much of your travel money and what better way to lessen this expense is to make your own food and buy from local grocery stores.

There are many hotels in Kampala which ranges between cheap accommodation to expensive and luxurious properties. Most of the upscale hotels are located in Nakasero Hill and this is also where the wealthiest residents reside. Some of these luxurious hotels include the Grand Imperial Hotel, The Kampala Hilton Hotel, The Intercontinental Hotel –Kampala and the Imperial Royale Hotel among others.

Information about travelling to Kampala

  • Average temperature in Kampala
    12 °C
  • Maximum temperature during the year in Kampala
    32 °C
  • Minimum temperature during the year in Kampala
    -42 °C
  • Currency exchange rate
    $1.00(UGX) cost less than $0.01(USD)

Airports near Kampala

Entebbe International Airport (Entebbe)