Life In Kampala City

Day Life in Kampala City

Generally, Kampala is a booming city with bustling trade and people interaction. However, the day life in Kampala city differs in areas. There are up class places especially around Nakasero area where most of the government offices and corporate offices are located. Here, people seem to be organized with most of the inside their respective buildings attending to their respective white collar work.

Nakesero area

This is different compared to the life in the down town starting from Kampala road and sloping down the Mini price, Taxi parks, Bus stations, Markets like Owino and Kisenyi area. The life in these areas is very active with people moving up and down with destinations known to them. They do a lot of shopping while others are on transit. In general there is congestion with people, vehicles, motorcycles, bicycles and traders competing for the same space. You will have to admit that the noise is high in the down town with taxi brokers calling for passengers, vehicles’ hooting, and luggage lifters clamoring for the way through. However, this is not the case in the up class parts like Nakasero where the atmosphere is quite calm and free from noise. The places outside the Kampala Central Business Area are a bit calm with people settled in their shops while others are crafting various things for survival. Most people transfer to the city Centre in the morning for work and transfer back to their respective places in the evening which partly causes traffic congestion in those rush hours.

Owino Market


Night Life in Kampala City

Kampala is one of the African cities whose day and night times are always alive. It is safe to move at night in Kampala city unlike other cities in the region. There is a club, pub or an entertainment center close to every corner of the street where as the music and dancing is part and parcel of Kampala dwellers. Ugandan music is a blend of happy-pop and happy-reggae and is so uncompromisingly happy. Music played in clubs and pubs is generally a mix of Ugandan and R&B, and dancing is cannot be avoided.
These happening centers tend to fall into three sets that is; Super pubs which are normally highly populated by whites; African style clubby- pubs with pool tables and dance floors and the Real clubs which are similar to European night clubs but highly populated by Ugandans with lots of music, dense beats and great dancing.

Life at Night in Kampala