Kampala is the traditional African capital, situated on rolling hills 10 kilometers off the northern coasts of Lake Victoria. More verdant than many of its regional predecessors, not as crowded or chaotic as others —but the familiar contrast of a bustling compact high-rise city center rising from a lush suburban sprawl, becoming increasingly organic as one approaches its rustic periphery.
It has a juxtaposition of modern metropolitan activity and time-warped tropical languor. A smooth-surfaced roadway connects Kampala to Entebbe's international airport, traveling through a thick cover of solitary forest pieces and rising dwellings on mountainous landscapes, making for a fantastic introduction to Uganda.If you arrive by air, you'll arrive at Entebbe International Airport (EBB), which is located 3 kilometers from the town center. If natural history is your primary interest, you'd be wise to stay in Entebbe rather than continuing on to the capital.
The capital of Uganda, Kampala, is spread across an 189 square kilometer (46,702 acres) terrain with different hills divided by swampy valleys flowing into Lake Victoria. Many of these hills are marked by landmarks, ensuring that you never get lost in Greater Kampala. I wouldn't say the same about other cities in the region, such as Nairobi and Dar es Salaam.The modern multi-story city center atop Nakasero Hill is Kampala's most conspicuous reference point. On nearby heights, it is flanked by more subtle but equally recognisable markers.
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