1 Day Kampala City tour is an amazing safari activity where travelers get to learn about Uganda and its heritage as they explore Kampala City. Kampala city is known as the capital city of Uganda located in the central part of the country in the Buganda kingdom.
Highlights of 1 Day Kampala City tour
- Pick up from your lodge
- Visiting religious sites
- Visiting the Historical sites
- Touring the cultural sites
- Return to the lodge
During the 1 day Kampala city tour, you will visit several places which have a lot of attractions including the Religious sites such as the Namugongo shrine located about 12 km from the city center Kampala, along Jinja road which was put in place in memory of the Christian believers that were killed due to their religion during the leadership of the Kabaka Mwanga in 1886, the Bahia Temple which was put in place as a result of Bahia’s faith in 1951 but later was stopped by the late president Idi Amini in 1977and later on reopened after his downfall, visit the Gadhafi mosque which is situated on the old Kampala Hill , visit the Rubaga Cathedral which was constructed by the missionaries in the 20th century located on the Rubaga hill which is also a center of hospital like Rubaga hospital and schools , visit the Namirembe church which is an Anglican church situated on top of the Namirembe Hill. After visiting the religious sites.
Proceed for the Historical sites where you will see several museums and monuments including the Uganda National Museum which is the oldest museum in East Africa, visit the makerere university zoology museum where you will see several remains of animals, birds, and plants that are being preserved for research purposes, visit the independence monument that was put in place by the British government in the 1962, visit the Speke road to view the Sir Edward Mutesa II monument that was put in place in memory of the first president of Uganda after the independence. At around 1:00 pm, enjoy your lunch in Kampala city.
After lunch visit the Cultural sites which include the Kasubi tombs located on kasubi hill which are well known as the burial grounds for the Buganda kingdom’s kings, visit the kabaka’s palace on mengo hill which is also well known as the Idi Amin’s torture and murdering grounds during his regime in 1971-1979, the kabaka’s lake is yet another site not to miss out during your one day kampala city tour, visit the Ndere Troop Centre which was established in 1986 and it is located in Ntinda. You will enjoy the cultural performances from several cultures around the country including the Bakiga, Banyankore, baganda, Batooro and many more. Several musical instruments will be observed there.
Visit the National theatre and Nomo gallery for several exhibitions, tour around the Africa craft village for some souvenirs and several other galleries around Kampala then close your tour by visiting the Nakasero market for some fruits.
After the city tour, you will be driven back to your lodge where you were picked in the morning.
- A 4×4 safari vehicle
- Enough bottled drinking water
- One meal for lunch
- Experienced English and Luganda speaking tour guide
- All calls and emails
- Life insurance
See also: 1 Day Itanda falls tour