Previously renowned for its abundant impala populations today, Kampala is Uganda’s commercial capital with a bursting population of over two million people. Kampala derives its name from the impala, a species of the antelope family that roamed its hills in the old days. First referred to as “the hill of impala” by the first British in Uganda and as “akosozi ke empala” in the local native luganda language, the area later got christened Kampala.
In Luganda one of Uganda’s local languages Entebbe means chair or seat, a name the town was given to perhaps emphasize the seat of the local Buganda chief judge in the area. Christened Entebbe the town has demonstrated the meaning of its name through the years to date.