It was founded in approximately the 1860's by King Mutesa I, because the land was his favorite hunting ground.
Today, Kampala is known for its slums, poor general quality of life and poverty, culture, rolling and hilly terrain, lakeside waterfront area, and markets.
People Born in Kampala
Kampala in People's Lives
James McAvoy: I traveled here in 2005 to film scenes of the movie The Last King of Scotland. I was shocked and deeply moved by the poverty and slums that I saw here, so much so that I later traveled with the British Red Cross on a charity mission here in 2007.