Kampala

Capital city:Kampala
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Top Descriptions

Like many impoverished capital cities, Kampala is traffic-choked, polluted, ramshackle and poorly managed. Poverty is easy to see and difficult to avoid – although it’s certainly palpably safer here than in neighbouring . We dodged the city as best as we could, and you might want to do so too. Saying that, if you’ve grown fond of Kampala or have an insight that you’d like to share, then would love to see it shared right here. – Daniel
 
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Top Tips

Have fun driving out of Kampala if you’ve rented a car with . The roads are congested and manic. You might be better picking up the car in Entebbe and avoiding as much of the capital as possible.
Consider basing yourself at if you’d rather stay somewhere on the outskirts of Kampala. It’s certainly peaceful where they’re located, although it’s also through the city and well out of the way of anything else.
 
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The Location

What should we know?

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Environment type:field, lake
Location type:city, urban
 
Religion type:Christianity, Islam

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How much will it cost us?

Currency:Ugandan Shilling (UGX)
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When should we go there, and for how long?

Average time taken:3 nights
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How can we get in contact?

Language(s):English, Swahili
Timezone:UTC+03:00
Country calling code:256

How can we get there?

Coordinates:
Geographical feature:Lake Victoria

The Directions

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The Directions

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The Directions

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Travel time to next location:4 hours
 
Altitude:1,190m
Population:1507080
Size:7,928/km2

Local Availability

ItemSizeAverage Cost
Beer (multinational)500ml
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Beer (national)500ml
Fizzy drink1 litre
Fruit juice1 litre
Gin (multinational)1 litre
Gin (national)1 litre
Milk1 litre
Oil1 litre
Rum (multinational)1 litre
Rum (national)1 litre
Vodka (multinational)1 litre
Vodka (national)1 litre
Water1 litre
Whisky (multinational)1 litre
Whisky (national)1 litre
Wine1 bottle
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Almonds100g
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Apples1kg
Bananas1kg
Bell pepper1kg
Bread1 loaf
Carrots1kg
Chillies1kg
Chocolate (multinational)1 bar
Chocolate (national)1 bar
Coconut milk1 can
Cucumber1kg
Eggs1 dozen
Garlic1kg
Ginger1kg
Honey1 jar
Ice cream1 unit
Jam1 jar
Onions1kg
Oranges1kg
Pasta1kg
Peanut butter1 jar
Peanuts100g
Potatoes1kg
Raisins100g
Rice1kg
Sandwich1 unit
Tomatoes1kg
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Antifungal shampoo1 bottle
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Conditioner1 bottle
Condoms1 pack
Deodorant1 can
Floss1 pack
Hand sanitizer1 bottle
Laundry soap1 bar
Razors1 pack
Sanitary towels1 pack
Shampoo1 bottle
Soap1 bar
Tampons1 box
Toilet roll1 unit
Toothpaste1 tube
Washing powder1 box
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Antiseptic cream1 tube
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Bandages1 pack
Chapstick1 unit
Contact lens solution1 bottle
Headache tablets1 pack
Ibuprofen1 pack
Mosquito repellent1 bottle
Nail clippers1 set
Plasters1 pack
Sun cream1 bottle
Sunglasses1 pair
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Batteries4-pack
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Chilli powder100g
Cigarettes (multinational)20-pack
Cigarettes (national)20-pack
Coriander100g
Cumin100g
Fuel1 litre
Internet1 hour
Lighter1 unit
Matches1 pack
Paprika100g
Travel multiadapter1 unit
Travel plug1 unit
Turmeric100g
Stock1 pack

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