Plan your trip

Meeting location

Speke Resort & Conference Centre 
P.O. Box 7036
Munyonyo, Kampala, Uganda

Telephone:

+256 (0) 414 227434

 

+256 (0) 414 227111

Fax:

+256 (0) 31 2227110

E-mail:

spekeresort@spekeresort.com

 

 

City information

Near the banks of Lake Victoria, Kampala, the capital of Uganda, is a lively city with a long history. Before the British, the city was the capital of the Buganda Kingdom, and remains so to this day. In Kampala religions mix creating a wide array of churches and temples to visit. Lake Victoria is a must-see getaway from the city, as the largest tropical and second largest fresh water lake in the world.

 

Places worth visiting

  • Kasubi Tombs: are situated on a hill within Kampala, the Kasubi Tombs site is an active religious place in the Buganda kingdom. Its place, as the burial ground for the previous four Kabakas, makes it a very important religious centre for the royal family, a place where the Kabaka and his representatives frequently carry out important rituals related to Ganda culture.
    The Kasubi tombs hill is divided into three main areas: the main tomb area located at the western end of the site, an area containing buildings and graveyards located behind the tombs, and a large area on the eastern side of the site used primarily for agricultural purposes.
  • The Uganda Museum: is a display of Uganda's cultural heritage where one can see ethnological and natural-historical exhibitions. It is a vivid reminder of the country's colourful past. One of its most interesting features is the collection of traditional musical instruments, which one is free to play. The National Museum of Uganda is located in Kampala, the capital. The museum contains rich materials from Uganda and is a must see.
  • Rwenzori Mountains National Park: covers nearly 100,000 ha in western Uganda and comprises the main part of the Rwenzori mountain chain, which includes Africa's third highest peak (Mount Margherita: 5,109 m). The region's glaciers, waterfalls and lakes make it one of Africa's most beautiful alpine areas. The park has many natural habitats of endangered species and a rich and unusual flora comprising, among other species, the giant heather.
  • Owino market: is one of the largest in this region of Africa. The endless booths that line the chaotic alleys of Owino offer a mind-boggling array everything from homemade irons, to an amazing array of African foods, to any and everything else under the sun. Everything at Owinio starts cheap and gets cheaper with bargaining.
    Owino is located near the centre of Kampala, and any Boda or taxi driver will know how to get you there.