1 Day Kampala City Tour Uganda

Kampala has plenty of things to do such as touring the Uganda museum which is the oldest museum found in East Africa, the heritage Center's like the kabaka’s palace, Kasubi tombs which are the burial grounds of Buganda kings, kabaka’s lake which is the old man-made lake in Africa, art galleries and craft markets along Buganda road, browsing the stalls of the chaotic Owino market not forgetting the local foods and yummy Rolex!, wandering the leafy streets of the affluent Nakasero market. Wonderfully made religious centers, the Rubaga and Namirembe cathedrals, and the Ghaddafi mosque which has a 90 angle view of the Kampala city and the only Bahai temple on continent. Well, all different cultures of more than 49 ethnic groups we have in Uganda can be experienced at Ndere troupe Centre.

per adult from

$482

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Duration

12 hours

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Hotel pickup available

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  • What's included :
    • A professional driver/guide
    • Entry fees
    • Bottled drinking water
    • Round trip transfer
    • Transportation including fuel
    • Entry/Admission - Gaddafi National Mosque
    • Entry/Admission - Kabaka's Palace
    • Entry/Admission - Kasubi Tombs
    • Entry/Admission - Namirembe Kathedrale
    • Entry/Admission - Rubaga-Kathedrale
    • Entry/Admission - Baha'i Temple
    • Entry/Admission - Uganda Museum
    • Entry/Admission - Ndere Centre
    What's excluded :
    • Personal expenses
    • Tips
    • Laundry
    • International flights
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Gaddafi National Mosque, Old Kampala Road Plot 23/25, Kampala Uganda

    A city tour of Kampala is only complete with a visit to the National Mosque famously known as Gaddafi Mosque, with a walk up the tower for the best views of the City.

    We Provide a Haven of Faith based tourism in Uganda thus discovering the Roots of Islam in Uganda. Our Faith based Tours begin from the Gaddafi National Mosque where we do offer Tours to the Mosque and up the Minaret / Tower where you are able to view Kampala City’s 7 Hills at an Angle of 360 degrees.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Kabaka's Palace, Lubiri Ring Road, Kampala Uganda

    The Kabakas (kings) of Buganda have a ceremonial palace in which a new modern house – “Tweekobe” was built. It is in this palace that; Kabaka Muteesa II was attacked by Idi Amin`s soldiers in 1966, forcing him to flee to exile in Great Britain from where he later died of poisoning.

    Situated on a hill overlooking Kampala, the Tweekobe is enclosed in a concrete ring fence encircling approximately one thousand acres. Still existent on this palace are the torture chambers inside which Uganda’s former president Idi Amin used to torture and/or perceived political enemies of his. With the human bones on display therein, these chambers serve as a living memory to those who lost loved ones during Amin’s horrifying reign in suspicion that probably these are their loved one’s remains.

    Located at the gate of the Tweekobe is a traditional fire place that has never burnt out since the inception of Buganda Kingdom, and shall never stop burning unless a king is dead. All Baganda Clans and their respective role in this Kingdom since time immemorial are represented here, as will be narrated to you by a royalist permanently stationed at this fire place.

    Located exactly one mile away, but directly facing the Tweekobe gate is the Bulange – Buganda’s parliament in which the Kabaka and his ministers have since time immemorial sat to deliberate upon issues critical to the continued existence of Buganda Kingdom. The architectural design of the Bulange has proven a spectacular spectacle to many local and international visitors.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Ndeeba, Kampala, Uganda

    The Kabaka’s lake is reputed to be the largest man-made lake in Africa, constructed during Kabaka Mwanga’s reign. Although it was meant to connect to Lake Victoria as an emergency escape route for the Kabaka in case of any attack to the throne, it was not finished according to the plan and as of today it only remained as a royal lake near the palace. The lake is home to a variety of birds, and serves as a fishing and leisure ground to people of all tribes.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Kasubi Tombs, Kasubi Hill, Kampala Uganda

    This UNESCO-certified world heritage site was unfortunately inexplicably burnt down in 2010 and is still in the process of restorative construction although nearing completion. It was the largest grass-thatched structure in the world, and the burial place to several fallen Kings of Buganda Kingdom.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Makerere, Kampala, Uganda

    This University is one of the most prestigious multinational Universities in Africa with a rich history and lots of globally acclaimed professors who have taught here such as Prof. Ali Mazurui, Prof. Paul Theroux, and Prof. Ngugi w’a Thiongo. Usually referred to as the “the Harvard of Africa”, by its students, Makerere University’s old colonial structures are fused with new contemporary ones that makes it a great tour destination worthy visiting while in Uganda.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Namirembe Kathedrale, Namirembe Hill Side Road, Kampala Uganda

    Once in Uganda, make sure to visit this picturesque dome that was originally built in 1903 by Buganda Kingdom Craftsmen as a large Grass thatched cathedral that was soon burnt down/struck down by lightning but was replaced by the present dome structure. Located on the scenic Namirembe Hill with a scintillating 360 degrees view of Kampala City, this imposing Church is part of the Anglican Church of Uganda.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Rubaga-Kathedrale, Mutesa Road, Kampala Uganda

    It is the oldest Catholic Church Cathedrals in Uganda. Like Namirembe Cathedral, Rubaga Cathedral is located on a scenic hill – Rubaga Hill – and overlooks Kampala city. It is a large complex structure that hosts various Catholic Church functions in Uganda, and is surrounded by beautiful trees plus flowers.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Baha'i Temple, Kikaya Hill, Kampala Uganda

    This being the only Baha’i Temple in Africa makes Uganda a prime safari destination to many a tourist. It is located on Kikaaya hill which also overlooks Kampala City and neighboring areas.

    The Temple has a beautiful park-like ground with lots of beautiful trees, most of them fruit-tree species, as well as flowers and a green-carpet like grass with clean and clearly gazetted paths leading to the temple dome.

    The Temple’s park like environment attracts many people who sit on the grass and have a peaceful moment or hold picnics, not forgetting couples in love who flock this place to spend quality time together.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Namugongo, Namugongo, Central Region

    This is a globally revered memorial site from where over twenty-two young Catholic converts were burnt to ashes after rebelling against Kabaka Mwanga when he ordered them to abandon their newly-found catholic faith but in vain. Every 3rd June, the Catholic Church and their counterpart the Anglican Church hold prayers at this place which are flocked by hundreds of thousands of pilgrims who trek in from all corners of Africa, most of them by foot, to commemorate this martyrs’ day in honor of their slain Religious heroes.

    This shrine is a well believed to have formed by divine/miraculous power from which believers draw holy water which they believe causes divine healing once used. The unique architecture of the temple of worship at this place is a sight to behold!

    After checking out these places, you will have lunch en route as the tour progresses upon your request.



    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Uganda Museum, 5-7 Kira Road Pob 365, Kampala Uganda

    The Uganda Museum is located in Kampala, Uganda and it is the oldest Museum in East Africa. It displays and exhibits ethnological natural-historical and traditional life collections of Uganda’s cultural heritage. It was founded in 1908, after Governor George Wilson called for “all articles of interest” on Uganda to be procured.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Ndere Centre, Plot 2872 - 9867 Butukirwa P. O. Box 11353, Kampala Uganda

    Later you will return to your hotel to freshen up and in the evening you will head to the Ndere Cultural Center for the dance entertainment which symbolizes universal unity of all peoples of the world that have a flute in their cultures and the flute is like the blood that flows in our bodies no matter our external difference.

    The Ndere Centre is home to cultural information, the Ndere Troupe and headquarters of the UDTA. It is built on nine acres of well-maintained green, beautifully flowered walk ways and shaded by a variety of fruit and other African trees. The rare architecture is a seamless combination of artistic creativity with simplicity that takes African forms, materials, colours and construction to unprecedented heights.

    Duration: 1 hour

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offeredAirports
    • Entebbe Airport, Entebbe Uganda
    Departure Time :
    12:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

8

Organised by Ssemambo Alex Tours And Travel Co.Ltd

Activity ID: V-146675P32

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