Kampala city tour and day excursions are some of the most exciting activities for those interested in visiting urban tourist attractions in Uganda. Kampala city tour covers a variety of options and the trail you will choose will definitely offer you want you want.
For those interested in culture, there is a cultural trail mainly for the Baganda where you can visit Kasubi Tombs, Lubiri ceremonial palace, Mengo which is the Parliament of Buganda Kingdom and Nagalabi which is the coronation ground for Buganda Kingdom as well.
Buganda Kingdom is one of the vibrant kingdoms in Uganda that is very committed to promoting cultural tourism. This will take you to Lubiri which is the ceremonial palace of the King of Buganda.
To explore this palace one needs about two hours before visiting Kabaka’s Lake locally referred to as Akayanja ka Kabaka.
This is a manmade lake that was aimed at connecting Lubiri with Lake Victoria since the King was tired of commuting from his palace to go to Lake Victoria for swimming and canoeing.
From Lubiri, you can then visit Mengo which is the parliament of Buganda. Kasubi Tombs is a must visit for those that have time. It is the burial place for the kings of Buganda.
It was gutted by fire but rehabilitation is almost done. Other burial sites are wamala tombs and if one has time can connect the Buganda story by visiting Nagalabi in Buddo.
Uganda Museum offers a comprehensive cultural collections of Uganda. Uganda Museum is on record for having the largest collection of ethnographic materials in the whole of Africa.
A tour of Uganda Museum on your Kampala city tour will expose you to other departments like The Natural History of Uganda, Ethnography, Musicology, and archeology and Stone Age sites in Uganda.
One needs at least three hours to tour this place. It’s one of the sites that should be included on someone’s wish list while planning a Kampala city tour.
There is no other place to visit local markets than on your Kampala city tour. It’s an experience exploring city markets on foot. Popular city markets include Nakasero, Nakawa, kalerwe and Balikudebbe Markets.
It is very exciting to discover how traders dealing in fruits, vegetables, food stuffs and other merchandize conduct business in a very congested place of work. Their hospitality is awesome confirming that Ugandan’s are indeed friendly people.
Visit Cathedrals, Mosques and Temples
Uganda is a country of many religious denominations. If interested in religion, come visit cathedrals on our Kampala city tour.
Each cathedral is strategically located on a hill and these include, Namirembe cathedral, Rubaga Cathedral, Nsambya among others. Old Kampala and Kibuli Mosques have rich history attached to them. You are also free to visit Bahia temple if time allows.
You could also enjoy some of Uganda’s interesting fast foods, such as the Rolex, it’s quite heavy and you will enjoy it or you could visit one of the many restaurants lining the streets of Kampala.
Either way, your dining will also be part of the tour. On top of this, you can also visit various night hideouts such as clubs, restaurants, casinos among others of which you can be sure of enjoying yourself all night.
Be sure to get comfortable walking shoes for this part of your safari, a hat, enough drinking water, sun glasses and also a camera will also do you well.