A roundabout upcountry trip would inevitably bring you back to Kampala, Uganda’s capital city, older than a hundred years, which started with Lugard’s Fort. It, later on, engulfed the other hills surrounding the fort. These were previously seats of government for the reigning Buganda monarchy.
The seven hills of Kampala each have a landmark.
1. Old Kampala where the first British flag was raised to proclaim the British Protectorate over Uganda has a grand Gaddafi National Mosque.
2. Namirembe Hill is where you find the seat of the Anglican Church in Uganda.
3. Rubaga Hill which was the palace of the Kabaka at the visit of Lugard now holds the Roman Catholic Cathedral.
4. Makerere is where the first University in Uganda is found.
5. Mengo Hill has the main palace of the King of Buganda, the Lubiri.
6. Kololo is the country’s premier place of residence.
7. Nakasero is where Uganda’s statehouse is located together with most of Uganda’s government offices.
(Uganda, The Pearl of Africa)