Kampala city has a lot to offer visitors with its very rich historical background. The city has various historical, religious and cultural sites and is populated by the friendly people of Uganda. This one day Kampala city tour will give you the real taste of Uganda’s religion, culture, business, administration, transportation and so much more.
Detailed 1 Day Kampala City Tour:
After an early breakfast, your safari guide will pick you up from your hotel and start your Kampala city tour experience. The city is blessed with various attractions among which include the following places.
The Uganda museum is rich with historical and cultural information about different communities in Uganda. You will meet a guide at the museum who will narrate very interesting stories about Uganda’s history. The guide will also take you around the museum, showing you various memorable historical and cultural features of The Pearl of Africa.
The Business area
The heart of Kampala is divided into two parts. The uptown which has upper class shopping malls, corporate banks, Casinos, big forex bureaus and high class hotels. This side of Kampala is cleaner, more organised and less congested. You will also get to visit the downtown of Kampala. Here you will find cheaper guest houses, restaurants, dusty roads and very busy markets like the famous Owino market and Nakasero market.
Namugongo Martyrs’ Shrine
The Namugongo Martyrs’ Shrine is one place you cannot afford to miss. This is a place where many Uganda Christians were martyred on the orders of the Kabaka of Buganda on allegations that they were more loyal to Christianity than they were to the kingdom. The guide on site will have enough time to take you around this site which is of significant value to Christians all over the world.
The fact that this is the only Baha’i Temple in the whole of Africa makes Uganda a major safari destination to many tourists. Located on Kikaaya hill overseeing Kampala City, Baha’i Temple is blessed with a beautiful park-like ground with amazing trees and well gazetted paths leading to the Dome. This place is perfect for holding picnics and spending quality time.
Created by then Buganda’s King, Kabaka Mwanga, the Kabaka’s lake is the largest man-made lake in Africa. It was supposed to connect to Lake Victoria as an escape route in case of an attack on the kingdom. The construction was not completed and the lake was reserved as a royal lake near the King’s palace.
Uganda Crafts Village.
You will also visit the crafts village at Buganda road or at the Uganda Museum. Here you will have time to purchase souvenirs and different African wear.
Additional places you can visit during your stay are the Kasubi tombs, Rubaga Cathedral, The Buganda Royal palace and many more others. You will have lunch en route covered in the safari quotation.