Kampala, Uganda Travel Guide Last Updated: Jan 2022

Kampala is a beautiful city that is often overlooked on trips throughout the African continent. Because of this, you will find Kampala to be quite a bit cheaper than many East African capital cities.

Why Visit Kampala

Kampala Facts

Population 1,700,000
Area 1,700,000
Timezone UTC+3
Currency Ugandan Shilling
Airports Entebbe International Airport (EBB)

WHERE TO EAT AND DRINK IN Kampala

Budget breakfastAlmost all hotels will include breakfast in the price of the room. If not, local stalls and small cafes have cheap and simple breakfast options$0.79 - $1.57
Budget lunchThere are street vendors and small local cafes that cater to both local residents and tourists$1.05 - $2.09
Budget dinnerSmaller, local restaurants offer daily “specials” depending on what they were able to purchase. Always delicious and normally the cheapest option$2.09 - $5.23
Beer .5LMost East African beer is sold in .5L bottles and you can find alcohol in almost all sit down restaurants$0.52 - $0.92
Soda and waterTap water isn’t safe to drink, but you can easily buy water and sodas at any restaurant, bar or small shop$0.39 - $0.65
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WHEN TO VISIT Kampala

TEMPERATURE AND RAINFALL

Month High F Low F Precipitations(INCH)
January83642.8
February85652.1
March84654.7
April82656.9
May81644.9
June80642.6
July80632.2
August81632.6
September82634.2
October82645.0
November81646.0
December82643.4

Kampala WEATHER ADVICE

SUNRISE AND SUNSET

21 Mar6:54am7:00pm
21 Jun6:47am6:56pm
21 Sep6:40am6:46pm
21 Dec6:46pm6:51pm

Where to stay in Kampala

Kampala Hotel Seasons

Kampala Hotel Prices

Rating Price(USD)
starstarstarstarstar23.58 - 28.30
starstarstarstarstar25.47 - 50.00
starstarstarstarstar29.24 - 66.04
starstarstarstarstar114.15 - 183.01
starstarstarstarstar422.63
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Kampala Hostel Prices

Type Price(USD)
Hostel7.55 - 16.98

GETTING AROUND Kampala

Kampala TRANSPORT PRICES

Type Price(USD)
Taxi from airport to city center15.70 - 20.93
Minibus from airport to city center0.65
3-km taxi ride in Kampala2.62
Boda Boda 3-km ride in Kampala0.79 - 1.31
Uber ride in Kampala0.39 - 0.92
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WHERE TO GO BEFORE AND AFTER