Map of Kampala showing the location of Kamwookya.

Coordinates: 00°20′28″N 32°35′13″E / 0.34111°N 32.58694°E / 0.34111; 32.58694Coordinates: 00°20′28″N 32°35′13″E / 0.34111°N 32.58694°E / 0.34111; 32.58694

Country  Uganda
Region Central Uganda
District Kampala Capital City Authority
Division Kampala Central Division
Elevation 1,200 m (3,900 ft)
Time zone EAT (UTC+3)

Kamwookya, sometimes spelled as Kamwokya, is a location within the city of Kampala, Uganda's capital and largest metropolitan area.


Kamwookya is bordered by Kyebando to the north, Bukoto to the northeast, Naguru to the east, Kololo to the southeast, Nakasero to the south and Mulago to the west. This location is approximately 4.5 kilometres (2.8 mi), by road, northeast of the Kampala's central business district.[1]


Kamwookya is a mixed residential and commercial area of the city, with a large number of small Information Technology (IT) businesses. Kamwookya is also the location of a central market, restaurants, shops, dry-cleaners and sports bars, many of them, upscale. Closer to the city center, one can find several foreign embassies, government buildings and an upscale shopping mall. (See Points of interest below:).

Points of interest

The points of interest in or near Kamwookya include:

  • The British High Commission
  • The High Commission of the Republic of Rwanda
  • The Uganda National Museum
  • The headquarters of Uganda Wildlife Authority[2]
  • Kololo Hill. Acacia Mall, an upscale, six-storey, air-conditioned shopping center at the corner of Kira Road and Acacia Avenue, where Kamwokya meets Kololo proper.
  • Katego Family Planning Clinic - A private medical facility [3]
  • S&J Strategies Limited - A communications consulting firm[4]
  • The Kampala Northern Bypass Highway - The highway passes through the northern reaches of Kamwookya.
  • Saint Francis Students Community Center - A public community center for area and visiting students
  • Makerere Guest House - A private lodging facility. (Not to be confused with Makerere University Guest House, which is located on the main campus of Makerere University).
  • Kampala City View Guest House - A private lodging facility, at the corner of Kira Road and Tufnell Drive.
  • A branch of Fina Bank (Uganda) - One of the commercial banks in the country

External links

  • Kamwookya Increasingly Attractive Business Location

See also


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