5 Routes That Connect Kampala To Other Parts Of Uganda
Located in the central region, Kampala is the capital city of Uganda. It is about 45km southwest of the notable Entebbe airport.
Packed with plenty of things including local markets, trade centers, taxi parks, free-standing skyscrapers, accommodation facilities, service centers, malls, serene gardens, and more, this area is referred to as the nation’s pivot. It is ever active during day and night.
If you are searching for most government offices, pretty lodging facilities, and other state bodies including the parliament of Uganda you find it all here.
The transportation to other parts of the nation starts from this lively city. It consists of multiple venues for taxi and bus boarding.
Old, new taxi park, Namayuba, and USAFI Park are gazzeted for those who need to use public taxi services.
Namirembe, Qualicel, and Kisenyi bus terminals are for passengers who use the bus for their journeys upcountry. We highlight below the five major routes that connect Kampala to other regions in Uganda.
Kampala – Masaka – Mbarara
This is the best for people traveling from the city to various cities or areas in the western region.
Bus or taxi operators on this route offer the service to places like Masaka, Mbarara, Lake Mburo, Kabale, Kisoro, Rukungiri, Ishaka, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Kihihi, Ntungamo, and a lot more.
From one of the starting venues in Kampala, you drive up to the Busega roundabout and follow the Kampala – Mpigi expressway.
Drive through towns like Kyengera, Nabbingo, Kitemu, Nsangi, Maya, Katende, Mpigi, Mpambire, Kammengo, Budde, Mitala Maria, Buwama, Nabusanke, Kayabwe, Kaziru, Lukaya, and Kadugala up to Masaka.
Follow Masaka-Mbarara bypass road to pass through Nyendo, Kyabakuza, Kagganda, Kinoni, Mbirizi, Kyazanga, Bulimbale, Lyantonde, Rweibumba, Nombi, and Kyibega to Mbarara town.
For those heading to Mutukula border, make sure to follow Bukoba road and ride through places like kaganda, Kiziba, Kabuwoko, Kalisizo, Kyotera, Kakoma, Kasasa, Sanje, Kakuto, Lukoma, and Kyesimbi.
Kampala – Mityana – Mubende – Fort Portal
Are you heading to Fort Portal and other towns like Kasese? This is for you. The drive starts from the city up to the Busega route connecting point.
From here, join Mityana road and drive through towns like Bulenga, Buloba, Bujuko, Nvuba, Zigoti, Ndibulungi, Mityana, Naama, Myanzi, Kyakatebe, Kawungera, Kitenga, Mubende, Lwemivubo, Nabingora, Kyegegwa, Omurwera, Kakabara, Lwebali, Matiri, Kyenjojo, Rugombe, and then Fort portal.
From fort town, you can continue to other areas like Kasese, Mpondwe border, Bwera, Kichwamba, Bundibugyo to mention but a few.
Kampala – Jinja Route
For travelers who fancy a ride to the Eastern and northeastern side of Uganda, this is the best path.
It starts from Kampala, continues via Jinja road, and passes through multiple centers like Nakawa, Banda, Bweyogerere, Kireka, Seeta, Mukono, Namataba, Mbarara, Lugazi, Najjembe, Nakibizi, Mbiko, Njeru, cross the bridge to Jinja.
From this town, you can one of the multiple roads including Iganga – Mbale/Tororo/Mayuge/Palisa/Kumi/Soroti/Busia, Buwenge – Kamuli, Lira, Moroto, and other prominent centers in this region.
Kampala – Nansana – Hoima
This connects you to the famed city of the oils. Start from the CBD and drive up to Bwaise roundabout. Join the Kampala – Northern bypass and drive up to Namungona road intersecting point.
From here, follow Hoima road and ride through different town centers like Nansana, Wakiso, Kakiri, Gobero, Namayumba, Busunju, Mate, Kikandwa, Bombo, Bukomero, Kawanda, Busabulongo, Lwamata, Kiboga, Masode, Kikolimbo, Wattuba, Kyenda, Lwamagaali, Bukwiri, Katanabwira, Kalagi, Kikonda, Kalongo, Katereiga, Butema, and then Hoima.
From this city, road trippers use Kyenjojo – Hoima road and connect to Fort portal. The ride takes about 3-4 hours, you drive through Munteme, Kabwoya, Mabale, Kagadi, Katoke, Kikorba, and Kyenjojo where you join the main path to the cleanest city. You can also base from Hoima and connect to Masindi and other areas in northern Uganda.
Kampala – Masindi – Gulu
You can use Kampala – Jinja to reach Uganda’s Northern Province, but if you want to reduce the distances covered be sure to use this path. From the city, drive up to Bwaise road meeting point.
Follow the Bombo road and transit various towns like Kawempe, Kagoma, Maganjo, Kalule, Bombo, Kasana, Luwero, Kakoge, Nakasongola, Migera, and then Kafu River stopover.
From this locality, you can choose to branch off to Masindi or continue with the main route to Gulu.
After Gulu, you can get to other iconic points in the region such as Kitgum, Aura, Koboko, Kidepo Valley National Park, Arua, Abim, Kotido, and more.