Kampala City Tour, Uganda
Kampala is the largest and capital city of Uganda. It is located in the central part of the country, one of the factors that gave it an upper hand to be named as the capital city. The City has a population of over 2 million people. Initially, Kampala city was built on seven hills however today, due to large expansion; several other 15 hills are now part of the city. The city has one of the best climates in Africa; it is generally warm with the rain season around March to May and August to November.
The city tour within Kampala shall reveal to you some of the hidden secrets of how Ugandans, the local people, carry on their lives. During this city tour, depending on the attraction, you shall either do a walk or travel in a safari car. Plan your day a bit early as you are going to have the best safari ever in time. There are so many activities to do however this itinerary is flexible enough depending on the arrangement of the activities.
Visit the central business district.
Early in the morning after breakfast, you shall be driven to the central business district and start visiting the following places: you shall visit the old taxi park; this is the largest taxi park station in Uganda to get a deep insight into Uganda’s transport system. Visit the Nakasero market, this is one of the largest foodstuff local markets in Uganda. During the visit to the market, you shall be in a position to interact with the traders and buy some of the few products like fruits. The prices of products are cheaper compared to other markets. You shall visit the local crafts market along Buganda road; here you shall find all pieces of Ugandan crafts. Be ready to buy some items. Visit the independence monument, to get some historical background of Uganda.
Later you shall drive to Gaddafi mosque, which is regarded as the biggest mosque in Uganda. Carry some descent clothes to use when entering the mosque. You shall now drive to Kabaka’s lake- this is the largest man-made lake in Uganda and it was dug by the King of Baganda, who is also called “the Kabaka.” The lake was named after him. Later, you shall drive to Kasubi tombs to witness burial grounds for all Buganda’s kings. You may opt to go to Namirembe Cathedral and have a look at one of the largest cathedrals in Uganda. Onwards, you shall visit the Museum in Bukoto to witness Uganda’s history. The Uganda Museum is stacked with all Uganda’s historic elements dating back hundreds of years, visit this place and you shall be amazed at the rich history of Uganda.
Finally, you shall visit the Uganda Martyrs shrines in Namugongo to witness grounds where the Uganda martyrs were burnt for refusal to denounce their faith. The Kampala city tour can be extended to include other activities as per you demand, or can be customized to only include those activities that you truly care about. There are tourists who prefer walking along the streets as they meet and greet strangers while some are more interested in particular activities like golf. All the necessary customization shall be done to give you the best city tour.