Kampala and Coming of Shopping Malls

Kampala is the capital city of Uganda started way back in 1880 by the king of Buganda as a hurting ground of the impalas, That is how the Kabaka’s subject got the name “Kampala” meaning the hill of impala, “Ka mpala”

There was a british Army officer during the time called Captain Fredrick Lugard built a fort at Old Kampala hill who further established Kampala as an administrative city during that time and ever since it has been.

Kampala started with seven hills, now has many as twenty hills, has a lot of historical and beautiful places like the Kasubi tombs, the burial places of the kings of Buganda, Mengo palace one of the oldest African palaces, Bahai temple, Namugongo’ Shrines which commemorates Christians that were burnt alive in 1886 on order of Kabaka of Buganda, the Uganda museum featuring display the uganda cultural heritage, a vivid reminder of the fabled past, The National theatre which opened in 1959. “Makerere university” one of the best universities in Africa. Mulago hospital which was the best and largest in East Africa, Namirembe cathedral, Rubaga Cathedral, Kibuli mosque, old Kampala mosque all make up Kampala as great city.

Kampala is well known as” the green city in the sun” due to it’s location near the equator and lake Victoria. Kampala has population of nearly 3 millions during the day and 1.5 during the night.

The city has been expanding greatly,attracting tourists and also known for the last common wealth meeting which took place in 2007. New hotels and shopping malls have been set up such Kasumba Square Mall at the edge of Kampala Northern bypass and Busega Round About, Garden City at Yusuf Lule Rd in Nakasero, Lugogo mall at Lugogo, and many in the business district .

Many five star hotels like Speke resort Munyonyo, Serena hotel, Sheraton hotel, Grand Imperial etc. are turning Kampala to be a modern City, it is a good place to visit , people are friendly, the weather is good and all international currencies can be used.