KAMPALA NEIGHBORHOODS

Central division

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The division comprises the central business district of the largest city in Uganda and includes the areas of Old Kampala, Nakasero and Kololo. These areas are the most upscale business and residential neighbourhoods in the city. The city also is managed by an organisation called Kampala City Council Authority under the leadership of Ms Jennifer Musisi (Executive Director).
Lugard’s Fort at Old Kampala
Directly overlooking the City centre is the historic Lugard Fort at Old Kampala hill. It is situated about 2 kilometers north-west of the central business district. The Fort is of national importance and signifies the Country’s colonial era under the rule of Captain Lugard as first Governor of the Protectorate.
The site sits next to the Incredible Uganda National Mosque.
Uganda National Museum
There’s plenty to interest you here with a varied and well-captioned ethnographic collection covering clothing, hunting, agriculture, medicine, religion and recreation as well as archaeological and natural history displays.
Stroll through the traditional thatched homes of the various tribes of Uganda; plus get a chance to view Idi Amin’s presidential Mercedes.
Though they will require you to pay a fee of 5000 UGX and 2500 UGX for a child for this service.
The Nommo Art Gallery
The Nommo Art Gallery sits in a secure location in the heart of Kampala City just next to State Lodge at Nakasero (Plot 4, Victoria Avenue) and boasts of an impressive assortment of art masterpieces from paintings, batiks (tie-and-dye), ceramics, art prints, photographs and sculptors, among others.
The Gallery is the country’s center for various outstanding art works.
 Architectural Designs
Central Division is the center for old and new modern architectural designs of buildings. The designs are an attraction particularly for international and domestic upcountry visitors.
Modern architectural designs include the Crested Towers, Sheraton Hotel, Telecommunications House, Workers House, Kampala Boulevard, Nile Hotel and Conference Centre and Bank of Uganda.
Town/City Tours
The three kilometers radius of Central Kampala offers opportunity for brief self and guided city tours. Popular directions currently exploited by tourists include rides on Kololo Hill, Old Kampala Hill, Kampala/Jinja Roads and other roads in the City center.
Scenery Viewing
Kololo, Nakasero and Old Kampala hills provide panoramic views of the City center and beyond. The hilly landscape of Kampala City enables panoramic viewing of surrounding areas particularly from high profile hotels such as the Sheraton and Fairway.
Other Attractions and Prime Recreational Areas
Other attractions and prime recreational areas in Central Division include the Golf Club, Nakivubo Stadium, the City’s Markets, Clock Tower, the National Theatre, the National Parliamentary Buildings and various night clubs.
Crafts and Souvenirs Industry
There were several independent crafts and souvenirs shops in the Division. The National Theatre Crafts Village, African village on Buganda road, African Creations at Kamwokya, Banana Boat at Kisementi-Kamwokya and Uganda Crafts Shop at Bat Valley were the most important craft shops in Central Kampala.
Hotel and Catering Industry
The Division has a variety of accommodation business establishments. The outstanding accommodation establishments include Sheraton Hotel, Equatorial Hotel, Hotel Africana Hilton Hotel Fairway Hotel, Mosa Courts Apartments, Lugogo Apartments, Hotel Equatoria and the Grand Imperial Hotel.

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