Christened the “City of Seven hills“, Kampala is the capital city of Uganda. It is the country’s national and commercial center with a variety of businesses that attract thousands of people from different suburbs and various corners of the country. The city hosts some of the precious treasures of Uganda the Pearl of Africa including historical monuments, the oldest religious places of prayer and plus the Parliament of Uganda as well as the Parliament of Buganda kingdom among other things. Briefly, Kampala has various tourist sites of interest; religious places, cultural sites and areas of historical and political importance. Not forgetting about having fun and enjoying life, the town has a number of night clubs, bars, cinema halls and casinos.
Kampala City Tour Highlights – Kabaka’s palace, Kabaka’s lake, Kasubi Tombs, Uganda museum & Martyrs shrine in Namungongo
A driver guide from Kitenji tours will pick you you from your place of residence or hotel after your early morning breakfast to start our city exploration. The Kampala city tour begins with a visit of the Buganda palace known as the Lubiri to learn about the history and the current affairs of the kingdom. Buganda kingdom is Uganda’s largest in the present day and is committed to promoting cultural tourism. We briefly visit Kabaka’s lake– the largest man-made lake in Uganda.
Next we move to Kasubi tombs which are burial grounds for kings of Buganda kingdom. To enter in the shrine where 3 of the kings of Buganda where buried, visitors are required to remove shoes, sit on mats and listen to some of the stories about the kings and the kingdom as well. Lunch break at the hotel or restaurant in Kampala
From here, we proceed to Uganda Martyrs Shrine in Namugongo to see where the Ugnada martyrs were burnt and listen to how the 45 Christian converts were executed between January 1885 and January 1887 on the orders of Kabaka Mwanga. The shrine was constructed in respect of the martyrs. Get to the Catholic Basilica and explore the site where religious leaders sit on the 3rd of June every year when celebrating Uganda Martyrs day.
We thereafter go to the Uganda National Museum to see the ethnological, natural historical exhibitions and the traditional life collections of the rich cultural heritage of Uganda. The museum tour takes you around the different sections including the traditional music section, archeology section, gallery with cars that the former presidents of the Republic of Uganda drove and the cultural village that introduces you to the different ethnic groups and practices of Uganda.
A Kampala city tour is one way you can have an introduction to Uganda because it exposes you to the lifestyles of people, the history, cultural and political status of the country. The tours can be adjusted with other destinations such as Rubaga Cathedral, Namirembe Cathedral, Bahai Temple, Kibuli Mosque and Nakasero Market among others.
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