Kampala is uniquely the capital city of Uganda and also a district on its own. It was originally built on 7 hills namely Namirembe, Rubaga, Nakaser
Kampala is uniquely the capital city of Uganda and also a district on its own. It was originally built on 7 hills namely Namirembe, Rubaga, Nakasero, Makerere, Mengo, Kibuli and Old Kampala but has now greatly expanded and covers about 21 hills. The weather is usually warm due to its proximity to the Equator but can also get really cold and windy during the rainy season. Other than a few relatively quiet upscale areas in the city that mainly accommodate embassies, residencies, International schools and Telecommunication companies.
Kampala is known to be quite busy with boda bodas (Motorbikes) and Taxis driving up and down. Hawkers in designated areas can often be heard shouting at the top of their voices as they sell a vast variety of products ranging from fashionable clothing, shoes, snacks and electronic devices. There are a number of eateries that serve a variety of both Local and International cuisine; the deliciously made Luwombo and Rolex (Chapati and eggs) is highly recommendable. There are plenty of Cafes like Java House that serve a variety of tea, coffees, sweets and Cakes.
On this 1 Day Kampala City Tour, you will wake up as early as 6:00am to have breakfast and later drive around Kampala for an exciting, adventurous and fun filled day. You will visit the Old taxi park, Owino Market, Crafts Market, Idi Amin Torture Chambers, Kabaka’s Palace, Kasubi Tombs, Gadaffi Mosque, Namirembe Cathedral and the Bahai temple. If time allows, you will experience Kampala’s Vibrant Nightlife with a variety of beers and Liquor to choose from that will quench your thirst. Half of Kampala’s population is composed of youth who enjoy partying and dancing all night till the wee hours of the Morning.
1. Gaddafi Mosque: Renamed Uganda National Mosque, Gaddafi Mosque is the largest mosque in Uganda with the capacity to accommodate over 15,000 worshippers, offering the best cityscape view of Kampala City. The mosque is located at the top of Kampala Hill overlooking the city centre.
2. Kabaka’s Palace (Mengo): The “Lubiri” is the palace for the Kabaka of the Buganda Kingdom. Mengo is regarded as the main one of the homes of the Kabaka and a parliament with a number of cultural and historical sites and elements. A local guide shall teach you about this 800 year kingdom and several cultural norms attached to the King and the Kingdom.
3. Kasubi Royal Tombs: The tombs are the burial grounds of the Kabakas (Kings) of Buganda. They are UNESCO sites that preserve the rich culture of the Baganda people. Observe the unique architecture of the tombs and several cultural artifacts.
4. Bahai Temple: Uganda is lucky to have the Bahai Temple in Africa, one of the eight continental worshiping houses of the Bahai Faith. The beautiful house is so peaceful and serene that it feels spiritual, as well as one of the good birding spots in Kampala.
5. Local Markets: Get an insight into the economic aspects of many of the Kampala city dwellers with a visit to the local markets. Visit with us Owino Market, popular for second hand clothes, Nakasero Market for fresh farm produce and electronics and Craft Market for local crafts for house decorations or souvenirs for your visit to Kampala (Uganda).
On this day, you'll wake up at 6:00am to have breakfast and later drive around Kampala for an exciting fun filled day, touring Kampala. You'll drive back to your hotel after the tour.