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  • Bugolobi: A nice hotel is one of the main ingredients for a memorable vacation. Many visitors to this end of town enjoy staying in The Athena Hotel and the Dolphin Suites. Why not extend your escape a night or two and see all that this area has to offer?

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Kampala Vacations

The cosmopolitan city of Kampala, with its picturesque setting near Lake Victoria, vibrant arts and culture, and exciting nightlife, has much to offer the adventurous tourist. Uganda's capital city is renowned for being a friendly, safe place to visit with a fascinating history and culture to explore.

Major Attractions

Once you get there, book a Kampala rental cars to get you to the city's outstanding destinations. One site that shouldn't be missed is the Kasugi Tombs. Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, this is the burial place of four kings and royal family members, and it has spiritual and cultural significance for Ugandans. The thatched-roof palace is a stellar example of traditional architecture with its use of organic materials for construction.

Learn more about Uganda at the Uganda Museum, where you'll find archaeological and natural history displays and an extensive ethnographic collection, including traditional musical instruments.

If you want to explore the lighter side of Kampala, take a walk through Owino Market, the largest open-air market in Uganda. With over 50,000 vendors displaying their wares, the market has diverse and plentiful goods available in a colorful atmosphere. You're sure to find unique mementos for Kampala vacations at Owino.

Recurring Festivals and Events

Uganda's art scene is thriving, and Kampala is at the center of it with a full range of events and entertainment to appeal to a variety of tastes. The Ndere Troup performs traditional dance and music several times a week at Ndere Centre. The National Theatre offers quality music, film, dance, and drama programs inside, and travelers flock to the more informal evening outdoor events that feature music jams and comedy.

Several annual festivals take place from September to December, including B-Global Indigenous Hip Hop Festival (September), the Nile Gold Jazz Safari (October), and This Is Uganda (December), an annual festival that features the splendid cultures of the region.

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Frequently asked questions

How much are vacation packages to Kampala?
Epic adventures await in Kampala, with Travelocity vacation packages from as low as . Including both hotels and flights, these sensational deals make it really easy to experience every corner of the globe.
How long should my Kampala vacation be?
On average, visitors spend 4 nights in Kampala. But that mightn’t be enough time for you. If you aim to see some of the region’s hidden treasures, how about adding a couple of extra nights to your itinerary?
Where can I get the best vacation package deals for Kampala?
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Can I save on my Kampala car rental if I combine it with a hotel or flight?
Bundling your bookings into a Kampala vacation package will leave you with a nice chunk of spare change. Choose a car and flight; a flight, hotel and car; or a hotel and car. There’s no better way to explore the greater Kampala area than from the driver’s seat of your own rental car. You can also add activities and experiences to your Travelocity package.
What is the best time of year to go to Kampala?
It all boils down to whether you’d prefer to save money or visit Kampala at its most exciting. The quietest time to see this part of the world is September, October, November. If you’d like to experience this destination at its peak, consider July, August, June. More interested in saving your hard-earned money? The cheapest month is December. January usually has the highest prices.
Which airport is best for Kampala?
Entebbe (EBB-Entebbe Intl.) is approximately 22 mi southwest of central Kampala.
What is there to do in Kampala?
The Acacia Mall deserves to be on your to-do list. Once you’ve crossed off this famous attraction, simply roam through the streets of Kampala and experience what makes this vibrant place tick.
Where should I stay when visiting Kampala?
Many travelers book hotels in Central Kampala. Top-rated places to stay in this area of Kampala include the Kampala Serena Hotel (5.0 stars) and the Sheraton Kampala Hotel (4.0 stars). Another neighborhood to consider is Bugolobi. Here, we recommend the Royal Suites (4.0 stars) and the Dolphin Suites (3.0 stars).

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