Enjoy Uganda’s capital Kampala on a city excursion coupled with education, culture, religion and history. This one day Kampala city tour is one of the best short trips we advise you to participate in.
Kampala city is situated on 7 hills that is Old Kampala, Mengo, Rubaga, Kibuli, Kololo, Namirembe and Nsambya. During the one day Kampala city tour, you will visit the top attractions of the city. On top of this, you will enjoy the hospitality of the friendly people of Uganda.
On this Kampala city tour, we shall offer you both day and evening activities which will be categorized accordingly. These will have a mix of both car rides and walking safari.
This is because the car will only drop you at the attraction and then tour it while walking around the place. Not to forget, enjoy the local delices of the Ugandan people like Luwombo, Rolex and Matooke.
Gaddafi Mosque is one of the top attractions on the 1-day Kampala City tour itinerary. We shall take you to one of the hills that make up Kampala.
The mosque was built in 2006 and seats about 17,000 people at a go. What makes this mosque unique is its Moroccan style of architecture and a view to die for.
The top floor is 90 meters and at this point, you will enjoy an aerial view of Kampala.
We shall take you to one of the cultural sites on your Kampala city tour which will spice up the tour a little. The Kabaka’s Palace is locally known as “Lubiru” located in the Mengo area and home to the Buganda King.
Its also home to the ‘’Twekobe’’ known as the Buganda Parliament also within the palace. At the parliament, the kabaka/ King hold meetings in this area with his ministers, clans’ men and relatives.
The palace was attacked in the 70s by President Obote who burnt it to ashes although it was rebuilt. This led Mutesa 11 one of the Kings in exile and that’s why the present king doesn’t spend a night there.
On top of that their other cultural sites within the palace that you will discover during the tour. The resident guide will share the Buganda history dating back to 800 years and more about the Kingdom.
These are UNESCO world heritage sites and one of the key cultural attractions on your Kampala city tour itinerary. As the name states the Kasubi Royal Tombs are the burial grounds for all kings of the Buganda Kingdom.
This place is special for its great spiritual importance to the Baganda and a source of pride. This is because it preserves the rich culture and heritage of the Baganda people.
While at the Tombs, you will enjoy stories about the Baganda people; kings and lifestyle. You shall be guided by the resident guide who will take you around the palace and key attractions.
As you get into the Muzibu Azala Mpanga building, you will enjoy the sights of the architecture. This will include; its shape, traditional materials used like wood, grass and reeds.
The Muzibu Azala Mpanga ceiling’s story will leave you amazed since each rounded wood represents a clan in Buganda. Their only four kings buried here that‘s Daudi Chwa, Mutesa 1 and Mutesa 2 and other burial areas of other royals.
However, even when the tombs were destroyed by fire in 2010, the Baganda people teamed up to rebuilt the place again.
This is the only way to learn the culture of the people this is because it involves direct interaction with the people. There are two main markets and we shall visit either Nakasero or St Balikuddembe market (Owino).
Learn how the people do business in Uganda as you enjoy fresh fruits and vegetables. Nakesero market is known for all types of local and exotic fruits and vegetables as well as electronics or spares.
Owino is commonly known for second-hand clothes, electronics, fresh fruits/vegetables and spices.
You will be picked by a Forever Africa Safari representative from your hotel or our pickup points. We shall transfer you to your first destination, Uganda Museum where a site guide will take you through the rich history of the Ugandan people.
This is one of the top attractions in Uganda and Kampala city as a whole. At the museum, you will find the cultural exhibitions of the Ugandan people. The history during colonial rule and ethnology exhibitions.
The museum was opened up in 1908 by the governor then called George Wilson as a way to preserve the history and culture of the Ugandan people
You will choose one of these activities depending on your tastes and preferences;
This is the only temple in Africa and situated at Kikaaya Hill in Kampala city and an exceptional architectural wonder. Enjoy sites of the greater Kampala metropolitan while at the temple.
You will be taken around the temple to learn more about the Bahai faith. As you explore the inside of the temple, you shall have photographic moments in the garden.
The shrines are found in Namugongo a suburb in Kampala city and home to 22 martyrs. The Catholic martyrs were burnt to death because of believing in the catholic faith by a Muganda King.
This is because they refused to denounce Christianity. Every 3rd June very many pilgrims (tourists) and local’s folk this palace in remembrance of the courage they had to die for their faith.
You will enjoy the architectural works of the church building with a representation of the 22 martyrs. There is a lake to draw holy water that is believed to have divine healing powers and blessings
Interested in lots of fun and laughter and dancing! Yeah, right then the Ndere cultural centre is the place to be. At this place, you shall learn about the different tribes of Uganda and more than 52 dialects.
At this place expect to interact or mingle with other tourists, expatriates’ community or diplomates. They all gather at this place to enjoy different cultural performances of all Ugandan corners.
Always note that the best time to visit this place is Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.
You will be transferred back to your hotel
Inclusions; Transport, Driver’s allowance and fuel, Entrance fees
Exclusion; Driver guide tip, travel insurance meals and drinks