Kampala has been named the 13th fastest growing city on the planet and was ranked the best city to live in East Africa (Quality of Life Survey, Mercer 2016). Built across seven hills and stretching out to the shores of Lake Victoria, it is a dynamic, colourful and captivating blend of history and culture.
With a friendly population and established expat scene, residents can enjoy the city’s burgeoning art scene and a fusion of local and international shops, restaurants and bars. There are many attractions to explore including the Uganda Museum - only three miles from the apartments, the UNESCO world heritage listed Kasubi Tombs or the National Theatre for an evening performance. It is known for its eclectic markets, with three nearby: The National Theatre Craft market, St. Balikuddembe Market and Nakasero fresh food market.
Kampala is the ideal gateway for exploring the rich natural diversity of Uganda. The country showcases nature on a colossal and spectacular scale, encompassing the tallest mountain range in Africa, the continent’s largest lake, Lake Victoria, and the source of the world’s longest river. It is also home to half of the planet’s remaining mountain gorillas with a popular gorilla viewing experience at Bwindi National Park.
Uganda Top Sights:
Kasubi Tombs 5.0 km/3.1 miles
Lake Victoria 11.3 km/7.0 miles
Uganda Wildlife Education Centre (UWEC) 45.0 km/28.0 miles
Mabira Forest Reserve High Access 55.0 km/34.2 miles
Bujagali Falls (source of the River Nile) 90.0 km/55.9 miles
Rwenzori Mountains (Mountains of the Moon) 337.0 km/209.4 miles
Mountain Gorillas/Impenetrable Forest at the Queen Elizabeth National Park 337.0 km/209.4 miles
CORPORATE OFFICES in the area
Standard Chartered Bank 0.4 km/0.3 miles
Barclays Bank 1.0 km/0.6 miles
Stanbic Bank 1.0 km/0.6 miles
World Bank 1.0 km/0.6 miles
Tullow Oil 1.5 km/0.9 miles
Total 2.0 km/1.2 miles
CNOOC 5.0 km/3.1 miles
British American Tobacco 5.0 km/3.1 miles
The Royal Netherlands Embassy 0.2 km/0.1 miles
Danish Embassy 0.5 km/0.3 miles
UN Main Office 1.0 km/0.6 miles
British High Commission 3.0 km/1.9 miles
US Embassy 6.0 km/3.7 miles
Nakasero: A Cosmopolitan Hub
The apartments are situated among the verdant greenery and privacy of Nakasero Hill’s upper reaches. It is the most prestigious address in the city comprising the country’s top hotels, shopping and dining, as well as Kampala State House. Residents can enjoy a wide variety of global cuisine, innumerable bars and centre-of-the-action nightlife on their doorstep including Sheraton Kampala’s Equator Bar with views out across the hotel gardens. The neighbourhood’s network of leafy streets and gardens offers privacy, security and excellent connections to healthcare and local schools.
Stepping down the hillside are the majority of the country’s government buildings, embassies and residences for majority of the diplomatic core. On the lower, western side of the hill is the Kampala Central Business District, home of the city’s international business and banking headquarters. As the bustling nerve-center of the city, it provides residents with quick access to train stations, taxi hubs, shopping malls, banks, restaurants and entertainment. Its stalls and roadside traders offer a true flavour of Kampala’s renowned street atmosphere.