Wakiso is a city in the Central Region of Uganda. It is the headquarters of Wakiso District. It is located on the Kampala-Hoima highway, approximately 20 kilometers north-west of Kampala, the capital and largest city of Uganda.
Wakiso came into existence in 2000, when the 3 counties of Mpigi District Busiro, Kyadondo and Entebbe Municipality became part of Wakiso District. The local people are Baganda and the main language is Luganda. As a district, it surrounds Kampala and boarders Mukono in the East, Mubende and Mpigi in the West, Luwero in the North and Kalangala in the South.
For those who would like to know more about the famous Buganda kingdom, should visit wakiso district. The famous Kabaka’s Trail, a trail taken by the Kabaka which encompasses the most important sites of Buganda’s Kabaka’s (Kings) including the Naggalabi, Buganda’s coronation site where the Kabaka is enthroned and the current Kabaka’s palace in Banda. There are also other historical sites that include Katereke an ancient prison for Buganda’s royals, different tombs for the royals and ancient Buganda kings’ palace among other sites that will give you a great insight of the Buganda Kingdom.
These are coupled with the traditional dances, music and craft making as demonstrated in the different entertainment and cultural centers.
Top Places to Visit in Wakiso
- Wamala Tombs
- Uganda Martyrs’ Shrine Namugongo
- Anglican Martyrs’ Shrine Nakiyanja