Hello na kuwakaribisha! We welcome you to the seven hills of Kampala, Uganda's capital city! Your new home is a diverse hub of education, business, and traditional tribal communities, a multi-religion society that is full of exciting new opportunities for expats. Here at InterNations, you will find all the help you need to settle into your new home quickly and with as little stress as possible. How? By getting in touch with the large expat community already established in this wonderful city! Their experience and their knowledge will prove to be invaluable to you; for example, they can point you in the direction of a reputable health practitioner, or advise you on local customs and laws. You can get in touch with your fellow expats online or face-to-face through InterNations.
With InterNations, you never stand alone. Whether you move to another city or go on a business trip somewhere — our communities are there to make you feel at home wherever you are in the world. Feel free to also check out our other vibrant InterNations Communities like the ones in Hong Kong or Shanghai.
Attend our monthly events and activities for Kampala expatriates to get to know like-minded expatriates in real life.
Get trustworthy advice and local insights from fellow members in our Kampala expat forums.
As the name suggests, Kampala was built on seven hills. As the city has expanded, more hills have become part of the landscape, but the original seven hills are still home to some of Kampala's most significant and sacred sites. Kampala sits in the Buganda region of the country and its parliament building is on Mengo Hill. The Lubaga, Kibuli, and Namiirembe Hills are home to some of the cities religious buildings and Kampala itself is home to one of the only seven Bahá'i centers of worship in the world. The city has a tropical rainforest climate with two wet seasons a year. The ethnically diverse population means that you can expect the food to be influenced by English, Arab, and Asian and can vary from simple fare to high-end restaurant food. If you're a fan of football, or sports in general, there are many opportunities for you and your family to get involved. As far as language is concerned, you may be pleased to know that, along with Swahili, English is spoken widely in Kampala, making it easier for you to communicate with locals. Get in touch with the expats who are already here — they mix freely with the locals in this safe, friendly city — named as the "happiest place in East Africa"!
InterNations is the largest global network for expatriates, with communities in 420 cities across the globe. Get to know fellow internationals in your city, before you're moving, or when traveling somewhere and never feel like a stranger. InterNations makes it easy for you to stay in touch with your expat friends, both online and offline, so you can grow your network of friends and contacts from all over the world. Whether they live in Dubai or Riyadh, InterNations allows you to be close to them even if they are miles away.
It can be scary to move to a new town, especially one so far from home. That's why we pride ourselves on bringing together expats to help ease the strain of relocating. We regularly hold events such as food and wine tasting parties, sports events, and family days out so that you can get to know the city and make your stay a happy and safe one for you and your family. There are a wide variety of groups so you're sure to find something you're interested in, from outdoor activities such as hiking, to book clubs to women-only groups. If you are self-employed, there are many networking and commerce groups which could not only make you some new friends but valuable business connections too. Our official community-wide events are organized by local Ambassadors who are ideally placed to put you in touch with fellow expats with similar interests and lifestyles. There really is no need to feel alone in your new home. There are expats from all over the world who live and work in Kampala and you're sure to find a lot of new friends to visit the sites of this lovely city with.