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Map of Kampala showing the location of Munyonyo.

Coordinates: 00°14′33″N 32°37′12″E / 0.24250°N 32.62000°E / 0.24250; 32.62000

Country  Uganda
Region Central Uganda
District Kampala Capital City Authority
Division Makindye Division
Elevation 1,160 m (3,810 ft)
Time zone EAT (UTC+3)

Munyonyo is an area on the northern shores of Lake Victoria and is part of the metropolitan area of the city of Kampala, in Makindye Division. Kampala is the largest city and capital of Uganda.


Munyonyo is bordered by Lake Victoria to the south, Bulingugwe Island to the southeast, Ggaba to the east, Salaama to the northeast, Buziga to the north, Makindye to the northwest and Lubowa to the west. The coordinates of Munyonyo are:00 14 33N, 32 37 12E (Latitude:0.2425; Longitude:32.6200). Munyonyo is located approximately 13 kilometres (8.1 mi), by road, southeast of Kampala's central business district.[1]


Munyonyo is one of the most upscale residential neighborhoods in the city of Kampala. It is the location of two of Kampala's upscale resorts: Speke Resort & Conference Center and Commonwealth Resort. The latter was the venue of the 2007 meeting of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), also known as 2007 CHOGM.

Munyonyo is also a martyrdom spot of Uganda Martyrs; Catholic saints: Andrew Kaggwa and Denis Ssebuggwawo Wasswa and Anglican Mukasa Musa murdered on 25 and 26 May 1886 by King Mwanga II of Buganda.


Landmarks in or near Munyonyo include:

External links

  • Munyonyo Commonwealth Resort
  • Palm Villas, Munyonyo
  • Speke Resort and Conference Center

See also


Coordinates: 0°14′33″N 32°37′12″E / 0.2425°N 32.6200°E / 0.2425; 32.6200

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