City tour of Kampala
City tour of Kampala: Kampala is Uganda’s capital city which borders Lake Victoria, Africa’s largest lake. Surrounded with trees, 7 hills as its also known as “the city with 7 hills including; Nakasero hill, Rubaga hill, Namirembe hill, Mbuya hill, Makerere hill, Naguru hill and Kibuli hill with skyscrapers in the centre of the town. Kampala has got vast tour sites which include cultural tribal heritage sites, religious tourist sites and a collection of artefacts. A day tour will give you an ultimate experience of Kampala city.
A city tour of kampala will begin with a pick-up at your hotel by our company guide and he/she will brief you about how your day will go. Your journey will begin at the City square where you will be required to take a stroll to the modern/luxury part of the city where you will find high class hotels and Casinos, malls, ministry offices and Parliament of Uganda. Do a stopover at Kampala’s one stock food staff market, Nakasero market, you will interact with the market vendors take pictures of all the different foods and fruits grown across the whole country.
Proceed driving via the King’s palace in Mengo and the kingdom parliament where you will be explained to about the kingdom of Buganda and its relationship with the British.
You will not stop over however just driving through to connect to Namirembe Cathedral Church. This church has a memorial history in regards to the Kingdom of Buganda and the missionaries who visited the country to preach the word of God.
Your morning tour will end with a visit at Gadaffi mosque. This was a mosque that was renovated and renamed after the late President of Libya Gaddafi after he renovated the mosque. This mosque also stands at the best view of the whole of Kampala city, so you will get to view the whole city in one place.
Thereafter have lunch in any of the local restaurants in the city with advice from your driver. After enjoying your lunch, connect to the Kasubi tombs, this will take a maximum of 30 mins This site is the burial ground for the Kabakas (kings of Buganda) and other members of the Buganda royal family, be guided through the history, visit the main King tomb then depart the site for another.
Your last site for the day will be Bahai temple, a religious site where all kinds of relations can worship. Other interesting sites that a visitor can be look up to visit however due to limited time during day given the distance between sites and the hectic traffic on the roads of Kampala include; Namugongo Martyrs Shrine; this was a point where the young believers were burnt into ashes by one King of Buganda for believing in God and betraying his orders as a king.
The Uganda Museum; this is where you will find all the historical features of Uganda and its different cultures. In a better way you can also wind your city tour with a visit to the art and craft market and look out for a souvenir to take back home or if you are interested in Uganda cultural entertainment, Ndere cultural center is the best place to go. Here you will get a cultural feel of Uganda different cultures in the Northern, Eastern, Central and Western regions in form of art, music and drama including cuisine. Retire at your hotel marking the end of your Kampala city tour.