Kampala' s Development Kampala lies just north of the Equator, to the north-west of Lake Victoria, about six miles from the Lake itself. It enjoys an altitude of some 4,000 feet above sea level and a pleasant, equable climate, a dominant feature of which is the frequent showers of heavy rain. The seasonal variations are slight. There are no real rainy seasons, and temperatures rarely rise above 30°C. during the day or fall below 16°C. at night. Kampala and its environs are amply provided with green and lush vegetation all the year round.