Kampala, the capital city of Uganda is located in the central region on the shores of Lake Victoria – Africa's largest Lake. The city has many attractions, activities and experiences such as events, festivals, food and premium hotels, and that's why Kampala is referred to as “East Africa’s happiest city”. Our trained tour specialists, ground handlers, private concierges, city guides and support team will hand pick and organize your Kampala city tours.

Kampala is named after “Impala”, an African antelope that used to roam where Kampala seats today. You will be amazed with the beauty, culture and hospitality of this wonderful city of 7 hills. Kampala is located just 40Km from Entebbe International Airport. Book a day excursion Kampala city tour with us, we'll take & show you the major attractions & participate with you in the Kampala's top day activities.

Attractions | What to see and do in Kampala

Kampala has many charms within the systematic seven hills, on which it sits – each offering a unique history, point of view of the beautiful chaos and several attractions to keep you engaged for a few days, and include; The National Museum, the famous Kasubi Tombs, Kabaka's palace, Buganda’s Parliament, the Uganda National Cultural Center, Namirembe Cathedral, Rubaga Catholics Cathedral, Namugongo Martyr's Shrine, Bahai Temple, Kibuli & Gadaffi Mosques, Lake Victoria, Kampala Hills as well as various shopping malls and night clubs.

Here are Trafeka’s top picks; 

1. Uganda National Cultural Centre

Uganda National Cultural Centre commonly known as the National Theatre has a lineup of different events including great live music, film, dance and drama in the auditorium. There are bars and restaurants, in addition to nightly outdoor events including jam sessions, drumming and comedy nights. Book your events ticket with us, we'll accompany you to the National Theatre with dedicated personal guides.

2. Kasubi Tombs

Kasubi Tombs is a burial site for kings and members of the royal family in Buganda Kingdom. A visit to the tombs gives visitors a feeling of a rural village with its remarkable grass thatched hut originally built for Kabaka Mutesa I as a palace in 1882. It was turned into a burial site after his death two years later and UNESCO listed it for their significance to the kingdom. Visit Kasubi Tombs with us, our local guides will feed you with first-hand information on the history and importance of this cultural site.

3. Craft Market

Kampala is dotted with colorful crafts markets also known as crafts villages – selling vibrant crafts ranging from prints, baskets, paintings, pottery, jewelry and more. While some are in permanent locations such as the Crafts Village behind the National Theatre and Crafts Centre on Buganda Road, other are weekly and monthly including the one in Makindye and that of the Railway Station. We'll take you to craft markets to network with the artists and get something tailor made for you.

4. Uganda Museum

Established in 1908, the Uganda Museum is the oldest museum in East Africa. The museum displays Uganda’s cultural heritage where one can see ethnological and natural-historical exhibitions, a vivid reminder of the country’s colourful past. The National Museum has a collection of traditional musical instruments, of which you are free to play. Book a day excursion Kampala city tour with us, we'll take you to the National Museum with our experienced tour guides.

5. Parliament of Uganda

The Ugandan Parliament is open to the members of the general public. One can either tour this impressive building or watch the parliamentarians in action from Tuesday to Thursday; 2 – 4 p.m. We'll arrange you a special visit to the Ugandan Parliament or a day excursion Kampala city tour featuring Parliament of Uganda. Just make sure you are decently dressed and have a valid identification card.

Things to do

There is so much to see and do in this fast growing and busy city of over 2 million people. The various activities include; visiting the popular attractions and places, cultural and community visits – Buganda Kingdom, 360o city viewing, city tour s– drive or walk, events socializing, Kampala night-life, shopping, and birding at Kampala Hills. 

Accommodation: Where to stay in Kampala

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