Kawempe is located on the northwestern edge of Kampala. It is bordered by Nabweru to the north, Kisaasi to the east, Bwaise to the south, Kazo to the southwest and Nansana in Wakiso District to the west. The road distance between Kampala’s central business district and Kawempe is approximately 8.5 kilometres
Kawempe division has a series of fascinating structures like;
The Bahai Temple
The Bahai temple is the only temple of the Bahai faith in Africa. Located on the Kikaya Hill, 7 Kilometres from the City Centre, along the Kampala-Gayaza road, this temple also attracts visitors from far and wide. Her unique, round design, panoramic view of the City Centre, calm surrounding and nature filled environment guarantee you a magical experience
The famous Makerere University is one of the most prestigious ones Africa gave birth to. It is situated on the Makerere hill, 3 Kilometers north of the City center. Until recently, it was the only University in Uganda. It actually is the oldest in East Africa and was, until 1954, the only institution for higher learning in the region.
The main attractions for visitors to the university include research, conferences and its architectural design and history.
Mulago Hospital is located about 3.5 kilometres north-east of the centre of Kampala City. The hospital, which started as a treatment centre in 1913, was built in the1950s. Mulago is the only national referral hospital in the Country.
Research and its architectural design are the key attractions for visitors to the Hospital.
Other Attractions and Prime Recreational Areas
Wandegeya is situated close to the Makerere University and Bwaise Township located 6 kilometres from the City centre are among the key and prime recreational areas in Kawempe Division.
Hotel and Catering Industry
The Division had 22 accommodation business establishments. The outstanding accommodation establishments included College Inn, Tick Hotel and Emerald hotel among others.