Kampala city the capital of Uganda is an amazing destination located in the central region of Uganda that spread over various hills; the city offers modern amenities amidst brilliant sunshine with a lot of infrastructural development going on to make the city better. The accommodation facilities in Kampala city vary from budget to luxury. The City is known as East African Entertainment capitals which is the great crazy city in East Africa. Visiting the crazy Kampala city gives you a glimpse of Uganda Religious sites; cultural sites business modes, political and economic history of Uganda hence one of Uganda’s icon tour destination.
Kampala City Tour attractions
After your early breakfast our tour guide will pick you up from your lodge/ at any place of resident and then you embark on your Kampala tour a great Uganda safari unique among all Uganda safaris.
Kabaka’s Palace, Parliament, Buganda-palace-Uganda
Visit the Kabaka`s Palace of Buganda situated on Mengo hill overlooking Kampala ( Kabaka’s Mengo Palace ) this palace is a ceremonial palace in which a new modern house known as Tweekobe was built. Here Kabaka Muteesa II was attacked by Idi Amin`s soldiers forcing him into exile in Great Britain from where he later died of poison. Apparently, there is a torture chambers inside which Idi Amin used to torture through using electric shock especially those who perceived a political threat. The presence of human bones makes these chambers a living memory to those who lost loved ones during Idi Amin’s regime in suspicion that probably these are their remain. In addition, the entrance gate of this palace is a traditional fire source that has never burnt out since the inception of the Buganda monarchy/Kingdom and shall never stop burning least a king is dead. Here is a representation of all Baganda Clans and their respective role in this Kingdom since time immemorial as narrated by a royalist at this fire source. A mail away but directly positioned gate to gate is the Bulange- a parliament in which the Kabaka and his ministers have since old days sat to deliberate upon issues concerning Buganda Kingdom. The architectural design of this building has proven a spectacular Uganda tour site to many local and international visitors.
The Kabaka’s Lake known as a manmade lake
Visiting the largest manmade lake in Africa which located in Ndeba in Kampala city surbub, the Kabaka Mwanga and was suppose to connect to Lake Victoria as an escape route for the Kabaka in case of any attack to the throne but was not finished and only remained as a royal lake near the palace which is home to some birds and least a fishing sport as well as a leisure to many individuals.
Kasubi Tombs is a burial place to several befallen Kabaka’s/ Kings of the Buganda Kingdom and it is United Nation heritage site. Kasubi Tombs was burnt down in 2010 by unknown people and is still in the process of restoration and was the largest grass thatched structure in the world. Once finished to its former glory, we will put it back on our schedule of places to visit in Kampala
Visit the oldest and one of the most prestigious multinational Universities in Africa with a rich history and professors who have taught here such as Prof. Mazurui, Author Paul Theroux and Nugugu Wa Thiongo. Her old colonial structures fused with new contemporary ones make it a great Uganda tour destination worthy visiting.
St. Paul Cathedral (commonly known as Namirembe Cathedral) on Namirembe Hill is where the Anglican Church of Uganda built the oldest cathedral in Uganda. There have been at least four versions of this church in 1890 as some were destroyed by fire. The present day structure was constructed between 1915 and 1919. it probably has the largest pipe organ piano in Uganda. During your visit Kampala Day Trip Tours in Uganda, you will not miss this doom 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 replaces by the present doom structure. This Church is part of the Church of Uganda but Anglican and as well known in Uganda most Anglican Churches are very evangelical unlike in the West. This beautiful structure sited on a hill where you can over see Kampala central offers a fascinating view for both local and foreign visitors.
Rubaga Catholic Cathedral:
Visit the oldest religious hill during your Kampala city tours, the Catholic Cathedral was given the most prominent hills known as Rubaga hill which offers you picture square of Kampala city. The Catholic Cathedral church has Romanesque structure with the twin belfry has all the trappings of great houses of worship found in Europe or South America. While inside the church, the grandness is intensified by the colourful painting and mosaics that depict a mix of both African and Europe influence united in their faith. It is here where you will find the remains of the first African catholic Bishop in Uganda, Bishop Joseph Kiwanuka. Rubaga Catholic Cathedralis a large complex that takes in various functions of the church and surrounded by beautiful trees plus flowers. It is also situated on a hill with a great scenery view on top of the amazing cathedral structure from here one has a great view over Kampala town-Uganda`s capital.
The Baha’i Temple:
Baha’i Temple makes Uganda a prime tour and safari destination to many tourists. The Baha’i Temple is the only one of its kind in African and one of 6 worldwide, was built and completed in 1961 atop Kikaya Hill overseeing Kampala in Kyebando, a Kampala suburb. The Baha’i Temple was designed by Charles Mason Ramey, the temple sites on a 50-acre site with immaculate gardens that attract people from far and wide. The tranquillity you experience in and out of the temple.
Namugongo Martyr’s Shrine
This is a memorial place from where 22 Catholic young men/martyrs were officially burnt to ashes after rebelling against Kabaka Mwanga when he ordered then to stop worshiping the missionary`s preached God of heaven but in vain. Every 3rd June the Catholic Church and their counterpart of Anglican persuasion flock this place from all over Africa most of them by foot to commemorate this day in honor of their Religious heroes. present is a wheel believed to have formed by divine/ miraculous power from which believers take lots of holy water for divine healing. There unique architecture of the temple of worship in this place is yet a great tour destination.
End of Kampala city tour
- Kampala city tour includes
- Safari vehicle
- Entrance fees
- English speaking driver
- Lunch en-route
- Soft drinking
Kampala city tour excludes
However, the package excludes: expenses of personal nature like: Visa, drinks, laundry, tips to local guides, telephone, porter fee while trekking, personal insurance, and tobacco.