Top 10 Places to Visit in Kampala in 2022: Within the undulating seven hills on which it rests, Kampala has numerous charms, each presenting a distinct history, point of view of the magnificent chaos, and various attractions to keep you occupied for a few days. Here are our top recommendations.
In the auditorium of the Uganda National Cultural Centre, also known as the National Theatre, there is a superb line-up of live music, cinema, dance, and drama. There are pubs and restaurants, as well as nightly outdoor activities such as jam sessions, drumming sessions, and comedy nights.
The Ugandan parliament is open to the public. From Tuesday to Thursday, 2 – 4 p.m., visitors may either explore the spectacular edifice or observe the lawmakers in work. Make sure you’re properly attired, bring a valid identity card, and make an appointment with the public relations department in room 114.
Visit Kasubi Tombs
The Buganda Kingdom’s monarchs and royal family are buried in Kasubi Tombs. Kasubi Tombs were classified by UNESCO because of their importance to the monarchy. A visit to the tombs gives tourists the feeling of being in a rural community, with its beautiful grass thatched structure, which was erected as a palace for Kabaka Mutesa I in 1882 and was converted into a burial place following his death two years later.
Kasubi Tombs stands on 26 hectares of land and is used for agricultural reasons by royal family members utilizing ancient practices. Kasubi tombs, as the burial sites for Buganda’s Kings, continue to be an important traditional architectural, spiritual, cultural, and political landmark for both local and foreign tourists.
Checkout the Craft Village
Kampala is speckled with bright crafts markets, often known as crafts villages, that sell brilliant items like as prints, baskets, paintings, ceramics, jewellery, and more. While some are permanent, such as the Crafts Village outside the National Theatre and the Crafts Centre on Buganda Road, others are weekly or monthly, such as one in Makindye and one in front of the Railway Station. Allow yourself the opportunity to communicate with the artists and perhaps request that they create something specifically for you.
The Uganda Museum, founded in 1908, is East Africa’s oldest museum. The museum exhibits Uganda’s cultural history, including ethnological and natural-historical installations that serve as a vivid reminder of the country’s colorful past. It also has a variety of traditional musical instruments that may be played for free.
The art gallery industry in Kampala is thriving, with many skilled artists displaying remarkable and unusual works of art, paintings, crafts, prints, and more. When you buy anything for your house or a loved one, you are supporting an artist. Asante Art Gallery focuses on supporting and displaying artists, making it a great location for artists and art enthusiasts.
Taste Ugandan Delicacies
2K Restaurant is a high-end bistro that provides a one-of-a-kind fine dining experience based on Ugandan cuisine. It makes intense food that is unassuming yet tasty and lovely to look at, using fresh, natural tastes, high-quality products, and great technique. If you’re searching for something out of the ordinary, dine at 2K Restaurant for a genuine Ugandan cuisine experience.
Explore Kampala City on a ‘Boda Boda’
A boda boda is the most genuine method to visit this metropolis. A boda boda is a motorbike taxi — as a passenger, the rider will drive you around every nook and cranny of the city, sparing you the effort of climbing the numerous hills and allowing you to explore the city from various vantage points quickly and easily, Top 10 Places to Visit in Kampala in 2022.
Bulange Palace, Mengo
Bulange is home to the administration and parliament of the Buganda Kingdom. Sessions were previously held under trees before being relocated to the grass-thatched structure. Bulange construction began in 1955, when Ssekabaka Mutesa returned from exile in Scotland with a design of how he envisioned it. It was finished in 1958. It’s a fantastic site to learn about Buganda’s history and culture. When visiting, ladies should not wear trousers.
Between 1885 and 1887, 32 young men were killed for refusing to renounce Christianity; 22 were killed as authorized by King Mwanga of Buganda, and 13 of the 22 were burned to death, others were killed in various ways, and another two martyrs were speared to death in Paimol, Gulu in the country’s north in October 1918. Every year on June 3rd, the Martyrs are commemorated, with Uganda receiving numerous pilgrims from all around the globe.
Ndere Cultural Centre
According to the most recent UN survey in 2019, Uganda, regarded as the “Pearl of Africa,” has the world’s greatest cultural variety. Ndere Cultural Centre was established in 1986 with the goal of encouraging cultural activities in Uganda, including performing arts, music, dance, storytelling, and poetry, which has been turned into happiness and love throughout this magnificent performance. Today, the Ndere Centre and its troupes represent over 60 ethnic groups and over 30 indigenous languages, despite the fact that English and Kiswahili are the official languages spoken by the majority of people.
The cultural performances at Ndere Cultural Centre take place every Wednesday and Friday at 7:00pm as well as on a Sunday at 6:00pm, presented by Ndere troupe.
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