Uganda

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Kampala

Kampala is the capital and one of the cities in Uganda to visit. This city is a few km from L. Victoria shores on Port Bell. Like Old Kampala, Mengo, Kibuli, Lubaga, Namirembe, Kasubi, and Nsambya, Kampala was originally formed covering 7 hills. Kabaka Mutesa 1 had gazetted before the colonial time that area as a hunting ground especially the Kampala due to its great population of antelopes. They named it a hill of Kmpalas which the Baganda translated into ‘akasozi k’empala’ that was later named Kampala when Europeans came. Including statehouse, National Television, ministerial offices, and the Uganda parliament most of the administrative offices are located.

Entebbe

At the shores of L. VictoriaThe city of Entebbe is located about 40km southwest of Kampala. It is also home to gateway to the country and Uganda’s only international airport. It is considered in one of the best cities in Uganda. Where the president stays Entebbe also has the second presidential home (state house) when he is not in his upcountry home or Kampala. The city derived its name from a Luganda word ’Entebe.’ Entebe meaning is a seat/chair. While solving legal conflicts place is where the Baganda chiefs used to seat. As the administrative center of the country, the area was also adopted by the colonial government.

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Mbale

At the shores of L. VictoriaThe city of Entebbe is located about 40km southwest of Kampala. It is also home to gateway to the country and Uganda’s only international airport. It is considered in one of the best cities in Uganda. Where the president stays Entebbe also has the second presidential home (state house) when he is not in his upcountry home or Kampala. The city derived its name from a Luganda word ’Entebe.’ Entebe meaning is a seat/chair. While solving legal conflicts place is where the Baganda chiefs used to seat. As the administrative center of the country, the area was also adopted by the colonial government.

Jinja

Along the shores of L. Victoria, Jinja is another town located about 87 km by road east of Kampala. This one of the Uganda cities oldest industrial centers. After Kampala, though some sources give it the 3rd place after Mbarara and the city is arguably the 2nd largest and busiest cities. It is where the Owen falls dam; enabling the blossoming of a number of industries, the country’s main electricity plant is located.

Gulu

Gulu town is commercial capital for the Acholi sub-region and the main business hub. Gulu has located about 340 km by road north of Kampala. It is one of the important cities in Uganda. From an Acholi word which means ‘pot’, the town derived its name. The name referring to its location in a depression of a prehistoric flood plain. In 1991, the national population census has estimated the population of the population at about 211,800. 

Mbarara

Mbarara is one of the largest cities in Uganda located about 290 km southwest of Kampala. It is the largest city in the western region and the capital of the Ankole Sub-region. It is counted in one of the top 5 cities in Uganda. While its close proximity to L. Mburo National park assures visitors of shopping opportunities, it is also the major transit town for tourists to the western national parks of Bwindi and Queen Elizabeth.

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