1 DAY KAMPALA CITY TOUR.
Kampala City is generally known as the ‘city of seven hills,’ and is the capital city of the Republic of Uganda and has quite a number of attractions for the Kampala City Tour. Kampala city is a cultural hub, bringing together people from a variety of cultural backgrounds. The best way for tourists to enjoy a tour of Kampala city is on foot. There are various tour operators who offer Kampala city walking tours, in case visitors wish to explore this magnificent city on foot. Alternately, visitors can drive around the city. There are a number of places that visitors can visit on a 1 day Kampala city tour, and these include;
Uganda National Museum: Visitors can get an insight into the history of Uganda’s political, cultural, economic and religious background. Get to see the preserved remains of some animals and a collection of Uganda’s currencies to date.
Bahai Temple: This is the only temple of its kind on the African Continent. Tourists visiting the Bahai temple have the chance to see the architectural works in and around the temple, see some species of birds and have a panoramic view of Kampala city.
Gadhafi Mosque: Visitors can get the chance to visit the oldest and biggest mosque in Uganda. Get to learn more about the Islamic faith in Uganda and get a clear view of Kampala city from the highest point of the mosque.
Kabaka’s Palace: Take a tour in and around the royal palace of the Buganda Kingdom. While here, visitors will get to learn a lot about the historical and cultural background of Buganda.
Idi Amin Torture Chambers: The torture chambers are one of the top destinations for dark tourism in Uganda. Formerly used as a British armory during colonial times, they were later turned into torture chambers in 1971 by President Idi Amin Dada, following his rise to power. It is here that you will get to learn of the horrific tales of how people lost their lives here and the physical pain that was inflicted on them prior to their death. You will also get to see some markings and inscriptions on the walls, which were left behind by those that fell victim to this horrible treatment and place.
Kabaka’s Lake: On this day, you will also get a short tour of the largest man-made lake in Uganda. The Kabaka’s lake, located in Rubaga division, Kampala; is one of the positive legacies left behind by Kabaka Mwanga II of Buganda. While here, you can get to sight some bird species such as egrets.
Namugongo Martyrs’ Shrine: Get to visit the famous Namugongo Martyrs’ Shrine, located just 15km in the outskirts of Kampala City. The martyrs’ shrine is were 32 Ugandan men lost their lives for the sake of their faith. Take a tour of the church and get the chance to see some monuments made in memory of these ‘men of faith.’
Nakasero Market: A tour of Kampala City is not complete without visiting one of the local markets in the city. Get to see where fresh food, fruits and spices are sold, and grab yourself some juicy fruits while at it.
Shopping malls (Acacia) and the Craft Village: Get the opportunity to do some shopping and grab some souvenirs for yourself and your loved ones back at home. You can get luxury international/local brands, African artifacts, and crafts as well.
Ndeere Centre: At Ndeere Cultural Center, visitors are taken through the various cultures in Uganda and you can also sign up for cooking classes, where you are taught how to cook some of the local delicacies. Get to enjoy your meals while watching performances from the various cultural dance groups at the center.
At the end of the day, your guide will drive you back to your hotel and in case you still wish to experience the nightlife in Kampala city, let your guide know; however, this will be at an extra cost.
This Tour Package Includes;
- Mineral water
- Entrance fees.
- An English speaking guide
- 4×4 wheel drive vehicle
This tour package excludes;
- All expenses of personal nature(shopping, alcohol, cigarettes etc)
- Air ticket/ Visa fees