Kampala Things to Do

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    visit bahai temple

    by hanspeter_W. Written Oct 5, 2003

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    view from bahai temple

    bahai temple is the only in Afrcia..
    its quite interesting how the different religions are made togehter in ths special believe..from the temple one has a great view to the town..and enjoy a beautiful park

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    Ssenene, Ugandan fast food

    by muguruki Updated May 24, 2007

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    The rainy season in Uganda brings the grasshoppers out to play around every streetlight in the city and not far behind them a gaggle of kids trying to catch them and put them into plastic bags or jam jars and then take them home to fry (the grasshoppers and not the kids that is, but saying that being a Veggie I have tried neither).

    Or you could buy them raw and alive or fried with or without wings and legs from any of the markets around town. Personally I stick to a "rolex" when it comes to Kampala street food, an omelette and salad wrapped in a hot chapatti, yum!

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    Ramgarhia Sikh Temple

    by Africancrab Written Oct 17, 2012

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    Gurdwara Ramgarhia Sabha is a place of worship for all Gurdwara people. It is a place of fellowsip where the gathered hear hymnals and recitals. Through the years the Gurdwara Indians have migrated to different locations in the diaspora, in so doing, they had erected Temples where they could continue to worship. The Sikhs participate in devotional hyms, recitals from the Guru Granth Sahib and fellowship at the community Kitchen known as the Langar.

    The architecture of the Sikh Temples set them apart, they are recognizable wherever they are built. In Kampala, there are 2 temples, and many more all over Africa.

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    Shree Swaminarayan Mandir

    by muguruki Written Jun 3, 2009

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    You can't help but notice the Shree Swaminarayan Mandir not far from the clock tower on Entebbe Rd as you enter Kampala. It has now been painted pink since my last visit it did need a bit of smartening up as last time I was in town it had had a few windows put through during protests at the proposed destruction of Mabira forest to make way for another sugar farm. Because an Asian owned company was behind the sugar plantation anything Asian seemed to become a target. Thankfully Mabira was untouched, the mandir was touched up and protests stopped.

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    Namirembe Cathedral

    by muguruki Written Jun 4, 2009

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    The Cathedral can be seen from all over Kampala sitting on top of Namirembe hill. Because of its position you can get a really impressive view of Kampala from up here, or as the near by Namirembe guest house likes to say “The Guest house with the Million Dollar view". I paid bugger all not a million dollars and walked from the centre of town.

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    Something for the weekend Sir?

    by muguruki Updated Feb 3, 2009

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    This young chappie at M. Marahavan Saloon gave me the best shave I had in Kampala while I was there.

    I've tried a few barbers/kinyozi around Kampala there are a decent barbers in Old Kampala but this was the best I had. On the whole I find the Asian barbers seem to handle Bazungu hair better than some of the African barbers.

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    Muyenga

    by georeiser Updated Jul 30, 2010

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    Muyenga area, Kampala
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    Muyenga is a neighboorhood in Kampala and is located on the highest points in the city at 1306 meter above sea level. The hill house some water storage tanks which supply Kampala. Because of the water tanks, Muyenga is also known as Tank Hill. Muyenga is a place with some nice residences. It's less crowded than downtown of Kampala, and the city view makes it also a popular place to stay. Tank Hill Road from Kabalagala to Muyenga are the restaurant and nightlife area of Kampala. Kampala International University (KIU) is located in the hill.

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    New National Mosque

    by croisbeauty Updated Oct 7, 2007

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    New National Mosque
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    It is called New National Mosque, very huge and new construction situated on the top of one of the seven Kampala hills. Actually, it dominates the whole city area overlooking Nakasero Market and the Old Taxi Park.
    Before getting to Kampala I new nothing about Muslim community there but seems like it is very significant there. There are other smaller mosques in that area concentrated around New National Mosque.

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    Kampala matatu station

    by georeiser Written Jul 30, 2010

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    Kampala matatu station, Uganda
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    Kampala matatu station is a chaotic place in the downtown. Small buses, in most cases toyota Hiace, are crowded in a very dence area. From here you can take a matatu to the suburbs of Kampala, but also go for a long distance drive.

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    Muyenga club

    by georeiser Written Jul 30, 2010

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    Muyenga club in Kampala
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    Muyenga club in Tank Hill is a club where you can be at a swimmingpool. The pool area does't deserve its exclusive reputation because it's rather ordinary and nothing more than that. The entry costs 7000 UGS (3 USD), and you get a sunbed and towel. A cafe serves snacks and beverages right beside the swimmingpool. The temperature of the water was too cold, and I was the only guests at the swimmingpool area this day in June.

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    Kabalagala

    by georeiser Written Jul 30, 2010

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    Kabalagala, Kampala Uganda
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    Kabalagala is a neighborhood in the south-east Kampala. The centre of the neighborhood is the crossroad of Tank Hill Road, Ggaba Road and Nsambya Estate Road. Kabalagala borders the neighborhoods of Muyenga and Kansanga.
    Kabalagala are known for many restaurants, bars and night clubs, especially in the beginning of Tank Hill Road and up to Muyenga. The name Kabalagala comes from a local type of pancake made from cassava flour and sweet bananas and is spiced with local peppers.

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    The hills and the city view

    by georeiser Written Jul 30, 2010

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    The hills and the view of Kampala
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    Kampala is called the city on seven hills. And the view over the city from the hills are good. Visit one of the hills if you like to take landscape photos of the city.
    Most parts of the city is lush and green.

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    Queen FOREX

    by muguruki Written Dec 6, 2010

    Woke up Sunday skint after arriving the night before from kenya and only had £s in my pocket. So would I find a FOREX bureau open on a Sunday.

    Yep not only was Queen Forex one of only 2 bureaus open on Sunday but had the best rates in town whatever day of the week it was. Needless to say this is where I went every time after that. I got quite pally with the young chap behind the counter and on my last visit there he even rounded the rate up a touch, bless him.

    If you have worked up a sweat slogging the streets trying to find the best rate they even have a water cooler inside for customers.

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    Pacify swimming pool

    by muguruki Updated Feb 27, 2010
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    My favourite pool in the centre of town at the Equatoria was having some serious work done to it in fact the whole hotel was closed while work was going on. So I was told that the next best swimming pool was out of the town centre in Mengo.

    Nice big pool at the Pacify which I had mostly to myself even though it was a Saturday all for 5,000 UGX

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    Murchison Falls National Park Day trips

    by Andy2020 Written Mar 20, 2012
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    Great experience with lots of animals in just 2-days with African Adventure Travellers at the Murchinson falls.beautiful and nice landscape characterised by abundant wildlife sightings from the gate to the park.

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