This 1 Day Kampala Cultural tour enables you to explore Uganda’s Capital City Kampala. Kampala City: Situated in the green hilly northern shores of Lake Victoria in heart of Uganda is not just the capital of Uganda but also the lab of all history ancient and recent. The one day excursion will take you through different interesting sites such as Kabaka`s (king`s) of Buganda palace, Kasubi tombs which is the Buganda king`s burial site in Uganda, Kabaka`s lake which is the largest man-made lake in Africa, Uganda national Museum, Namugongo Martyrs Shrine, Nagalabi coronation site, Independence Monument, Cultural markets like Owino, Nakasero market, Rubaga Cathedral, Namirembe Cathedral, Gadafi National Mosque, the Bahai temple, Kibuli Mosque, traditional educational institutions like Makerere University (Ivory tower of Africa) ,Parliament of Uganda plus the central business area.
1 Day Tour itinerary:
After your early morning breakfast, you will be picked up from your respective Kampala hotel and embark on your highly rewarding Kampala Cultural tour. The cultural tour will take you to discover over 130 year’s old Kabaka’s Palace, Parliament located in Bulange Mengo and when in this place tour the torture chambers inside which Idi Amin used to any one perceived a political threat. You will also have chance to enter the Bulange- a parliament which is respected place where the Kabaka and his right Honorable ministers have since old days sat to discuss upon critical issues affecting Buganda Kingdom. The interesting to visitors in this site is the stunning views of architectural design of this building which remains to be picturesque to both local and international visitors. After having wonderful time in the Kabaka’s palace visitors will continue to the Kabaka`s Lake which the only largest man- made lake in the whole of African continent dug by Kabaka Mwanga and here guide will explain the motive or reason as to why the Kabaka made the lake, you can also enjoy the sights of different birds rotating in the banks and waters of the royal lake. Thereafter, you will proceed to historical worship places like Rubaga Cathedral and Namirembe Cathedral then from there continue to the wonderful, respected Kasubi Tombs which is burial ground for the Buganda Kings and also it’s considered to be the UN heritage site.
Thereafter, you will head to other historical sites like Makerere University (Ivory tower of Africa) which is also the most prestigious multinational University in Africa, Uganda Museum where you can view different historical instruments, Read the historical background of Uganda, enjoy photo taking in the museum after which you will be taken to the Baha’i Temple lying in green beautiful environ with some green trees, nice flowers. The temple is the only one in the whole of African Continent. Proceed to Namugongo Martyr’s Shrine which is a memorial place from where 22 Catholic young martyrs were officially burnt to ashes after rebelling against Kabaka Mwanga when he ordered then to denounce their new religion.
After exploring this memorial site, you will be driven back to Kampala city Centre where have your lunch in any of the city hotels. After lunch, you will embark on an afternoon tour to Central Business area to enjoy the views of shopping malls, banks, star hotels, as well as visiting the famous Owino Market which is the largest second hand clothing market in Africa and touring the Taxi-park which is hub for public transport with various mini-buses, also walk to the Nakasero food and vegetable market. Later in the evening, head to the Ndere Cultural center where you will enjoy lots of entertainment including traditional cultural dances. Thereafter, retire back to your lodge for Diner and overnight stay.