Kampala City Tour
$60 pp (USD)

2 People | Leaves: Any Day

Destination: Kampala City – Uganda

Activities: City Excursion, Entertainment

Tour Highlights

  • Hotel Pickup and drop off
  • Kampala’s historical sites
  • Kampala’s markets, culture, people and entertainment

1 Day Kampala City Tour

Overview

Kampala city tour makes a good introduction to Uganda, the pearl of Africa. Kampala city is a Bustling, dynamic and engaging capital city, with few of the hassles of other East African capitals and several worthy attractions to keep you occupied for a couple of days.

As the heartland of the Buganda kingdom, Kampala City has a rich and colourful history, visible in several fascinating palaces and compounds from where the nation was run until the arrival of colonialism.

Tour Highlights

  • Hotel Pickup and drop off
  • Kampala’s historical sites
  • Kampala’s markets, culture, people and entertainment

Itinerary

Our tour guide will pick you up from your hotel and take you to Kampala’s hot spots, historical sites and areas of tour interest.

Sites will include: Bulange and Lubiri, Buganda-Parliament-Bulange, Kasubi Tombs, Gadhafi Mosque, Ndere Centre, Uganda Museum, Baha’i Temple, Craft markets, Monuments, Uganda Martyrs Shrine, Namirembe and Rubaga Cathedral, Local restaurants

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See Detailed Itinerary

 

Safari Itinerary

Day 1:
Pick you up from your hotel and hit the road into the city.

We will be visiting the following sites in Kampala.

Bulange and Lubiri

Bulange is the Buganda Kingdom’s parliament. Parliament sessions are held every month and are focused on issues of tradition, culture and development. The Kabaka (king) visits Bulange twice a year to open the sessions at the beginning of the year and close the sessions at the end of the year. The Lubiri is located on a stretch covering one mile and is the official residence of the Kabaka.
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Kasubi Tombs

The Kasubi Tombs are a UNESCO World Heritage Site. They serve as a burial ground for some of the kings of Buganda. In Buganda it is believed that the King does not die but rather disappears. You will hear more tales from your guide and see some of the Buganda regalia at the tombs.

Gadhafi Mosque

This is the national mosque in Uganda and it was built with support from the late Libyan leader, Muammar Gadhafi. It has a rich history with its location on the original colonial capital and one of the original ‘seven hills’ of Kampala. Climb up the many steps of the mosque to see Kampala through a bird’s eye view.

Ndere Centre

Ndere Centre is located in Kisasi, a suburb of Kampala. It is a cultural centre where you are able to experience a mixture for all the cultures of Uganda is one boiling pot. The centre offers cooking lessons for traditional Ugandan meals, traditional dance classes, and amazing performances.
Uganda Museum

The Uganda Museum is a one-stop place for a historic tour of Uganda over the years. Different sections in the museum introduce you to nature, culture, technology, tools used by Ugandans over the years and traditional music instruments.

Baha’i Temple

Located on Kikaya Hill in the suburbs of Kampala, this is the only Baha’i temple on the African continent. Enjoy the sight of the magnificent building and learn about the Baha’i faith in Uganda. Apart from the religious aspect of the temple, it sits on a vast piece of land with beautiful gardens with bird watching opportunities.

Craft markets

There are several craft markets in the city. Some are in permanent locations, whereas others are weekly or monthly markets. Depending on what you are looking for, visit a craft market and purchase a souvenir of Ugandan heritage from prints, to canvas, paintings and postcards. Permanent craft markets include the Buganda Road craft market, the National Theatre craft market and the Uganda Crafts 2000 ltd.

Monuments

Kampala has accumulated several monuments over the years, which showcase local personalities and national achievements. A walk through the city will lead you to at least six monuments with different stories to tell. The Independence Monument is the most prominent in the city.

Uganda Martyrs Shrine

Uganda Martyrs Shrine is located in Namugongo – 15 kilometres drive from Kampala central. It serves as a remembrance for the Ugandans from the Buganda Kingdom who died for their faith. The shrine offers the opportunity to learn about the history of Christianity in Uganda.

Namirembe and Rubaga Cathedral

The early explorers and missionaries settled in Uganda to share and spread their beliefs. Both Roman Catholics and Protestants (Anglicans) were welcomed by the Kabaka and given land for settlement to establish ‘headquarters’ for their beliefs. Namirembe Cathedral is Anglican and Rubaga Cathedral is Catholic – these are the oldest cathedrals in Uganda and command great views over Kampala.

Local restaurants

Ugandans love their food. Each Ugandan tribe has their own unique dishes or at least a unique way of preparing the food. Kampala is the cultural melting point for Uganda. Visit a local restaurant and enjoy the different Ugandan foods on the menu.

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Included

  • Hotel Pickup and Drop off
  • Entrance Fees
  • Accommodation and Meals as per Itinerary
  • 4×4 Safari Transportation to/from airport
  • English Speaking Tour Guide/Driver

Not Included

  • Tourist Entry Visa
  • International Flight Tickets
  • Travel Insurance
  • Items of Personal Nature
  • Tips and Gratuities

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