Protea Hotel Kampala

4 Upper Kololo Terrace, Kololo, Kampala, 9421, Uganda
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African renting in Kampala

by XxRoseannxX

Hello everyone,
I know this is not a "travel" question but one that I would love help with. I have sponsor families living in or near Kampala and was wondering if anyone knew rougly how much rent would be a month in the houses that poor African families live in. Even a rough estimate would be great as I can't find anything when I "google" it.
Many thanks,

Re: African renting in Kampala

by Achen2

If a small family that can stay in a single room can go for $20-$50 US Dolars
However for the big family that needs a really house ranges from $65-150 US dolars per month. out side the city for poor African faimilies
hope this answers your qn

Mary travel hemispheres.

Re: African renting in Kampala

by ime

Hi Iam new to this Forum But would like to Answer your Questions

a Real poor African Family Living in A slum Area would pay averagely for a Single/Two roomed house with electricity but no water between 30,000-60,000 Ugand Shillings ie about 18-35 Us Dollars exchange @ 1700 Ugx for 1 Usd.
ie Location also matters
I Think This will answer your question and feel free to ask anything not clear
by the way I Ugandan born and raised in Kampala.

Re: African renting in Kampala

by smithanne

hi there, I am thinking of renting a small apartment in a quiet location, near Kampala, but dont have a clue where or how much this will cost me.

I would like to rent for say one month or two but dont want to pay much. Can you help. something for around 100 dollars a month, one bedroom.

thanks anne

Re: African renting in Kampala

by enbara

If you have read, some one have posted same question; according to their answers, it can be estimated roughly, 20.00 - 60.00 $US equivalent to 40.000 - 110.000 Ugandan shillings, that's really cheap, and it might be little harder to find in the city center. If You want a quite place, Enttebe would better but few mils away. u can go to upper Kampala, "Kololo" where riches Ugandan live, can be little expensive but it's nicer.

Re: African renting in Kampala

by Deliz

You can try Mengo it is quite and $50.00 can do for you
!However, its not possible as landlords demand 3 months rent for beginners. for more information, let me know if i can connect you to someone who can help you!

Travel Tips for Kampala

Safety in Kampala and Entebbe

by jake5148

Hi, I have traveled to several places in Africa and can see why you would be concerned about safety but as the other replies have mentione this place is by far safer than one would think. People are quite nice and very civilized in both Enttebe, which is where the airport is, and Kampala. I wouldnt recomenend venturingout too far at night unless you have a local with a car with you but that would be the same advice I would give you in most places. In regards to the kids, I think the should be fine just make sure you all take the Malaria medication before you go as a bout of Malaria can really ruin your trip. I would'nt know how safe other perts of Uganda are because I know that there are certain parts where there is still some rebel activity, but Kampala is safe. If you go, make sure to visit Laka Victoria and if you have a chance go to see the gorilla park, the park is in the middle of the jungle where you basically visit the gorillas in their own habitat. be warned that only 7 people are allowed to go at a time because they dont want to disturb the gorillas so you need to book in advanced to make sure you get to go.

Using mobil phone in Uganda

by georeiser

It's cheap to buy an Ugandian SIM card in one of the many phone shops in Kampala. After buying a SIM card, you can refill it with "credits" on a plast card. Just scratch the card to reveal the pin number, send SMS with the number and recieve a confirmation. You can see your credits at any time when sending a sms to the network. You can also recieve calls without credits. Foreign SIM cards are expensive to use in Uganda. The country code is +256.

Marabou stork all around

by croisbeauty

Marabou stork is one of the ugliest bird I have ever seen. The fact is, I am not much found of the birds, except for the falcons and eagels, but this one called Marabou is so ugly. They can be seen all around the town and nobody likes them. Besides ugly look, they make iritating and ugly sound too.

Mobile telephone booth

by croisbeauty

In spite of cheap sim-cards, the cell phone isn't affordable for the most of Ugandans. Local operators do not provide phones for free or small money, as it is in Europe, the client have to buy it in one of numerous shops paying it very dear. All phones, mostly second hand, are imported from Dubai and costs double or triple than in Europe.
It is why telephone booths can be seen all around the town and its outskirts. Most of them are in a shape of small tables or ugly wooden stalls, but there are also nice looking yellow coloured mobile booths like this one on the picture.

Tropical Bank

by muguruki

Not off the beaten track but in the middle of Kampala road is the Tropical bank. I have written this tip here coz i think most people pass this place by unless you had like I do an interest in banknotes and coins. The front of the building is covered in a mural depicting various coinages used throughout the world since the year dot, sadly some of it has been covered up by a new ATM machine. Film buffs and those of you with eagle eyes may recognise it as appearing in one of the early scenes in the film "Last King of Scotland" pre ATM machine.


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