1 Day Kampala city tour. The best way to explore Uganda’s Past, Cultural and Political History
Are you one of those people who have only gotten a single day out of our busy schedule while on your visit to Uganda and you would wish to spend this day while Exploring this tropical paradise of a country? If you are one of the above people, you need not worry because I have gotten the best way you can achieve this. A Kampala city tour is all you need to have a glance through Uganda’s history, culture and traditions and religion all embedded in a single Kampala day tour.
What is a Kampala city tour composed of?
A typical Kampala city tour drive involves you paying a visit to several of the Kampala’s attraction sites and these might include cultural sites such as Bulange Mengo, Lubiri Mengo, and Kasubi Tombs. You can also fancy a visit to some of the religious sites in this town such as Namugongo Martyrs shrine, the Gadhafi mosque which is the biggest mosque in eastern Africa, Namirembe and Rubaga cathedrals for the Anglican and Catholic faiths respectively and the Bahai temple. A visit to Owino market for a feel of a typical Uganda’s shopping experience is well worth your every second that you get to spend in this market while on this Uganda tour experience. Wait to be fascinated by Uganda’s public transport as you visit the Old Kampala taxi park and finally a visit to the African village craft center is what you need in order for you to buy yourself memorabilia for your Uganda visit. If you’re a free-spirited person, who is craving for a wild thrill, a ride on a Boda boda in Kampala is surely going to give you thrills as get to experience how Ugandans manage to beat the traffic jam of Kampala in case you’re late for work or an appointment as this is the best and quickest way to navigate the streets of Kampala.
How is a Kampala city tour conducted and how long does it last?
Our Kampala city tour drive is conducted in 4×4 safari car which is driven by a highly professional safari guide with an in-depth knowledge of the various attractions sites in Kampala. However, if you’re a person who is interested in hiking, this city tour can be conducted while walking on foot although the downside of walking during this Uganda safari adventure is that you may not be able to visit places that are far away from the city center point. Typical this city tour lasts a full day, however, we can still customize it further to suit the time you have and also the visit the attractions of your interest.
Here is a typical Kampala city tour
You will kick off this Uganda safari tour expedition with an early morning pick from your hotel of stay at 8:00 am and embark on a visit to Uganda museum which also doubles as east Africa’s oldest museum which was put up during the colonial days of Uganda in 1908 to be exact. While here you will have a chance to have a walk down memory lane as you get to see how Uganda and Ugandans at large have come to evolve for the last 500 years as you will be in a position to see some of the items that we have used to shape our lives. The tour will continue and now you will head to the Kasubi tombs which are the royal burial sites of Buganda’s kings which is one of the biggest tribe in Uganda contributing close to 16% of Uganda’s population. These tombs are the oldest burial sites in East and central Africa as they were created in 1882 after the death of Buganda’s Kabaka Mutesa I. Other fallen kings of Buganda here include Kabaka Daudi Chwa Kabaka Mwanga II and Kabaka Muteesa II. You will now proceed to visit the Bulange Mengo the administrative capital of Buganda Kingdom. While here you have a chance to visit Buganda’s parliament or called the “Lukiiko” which is used to run the administrative affairs of this kingdom. While here you will be shown the king’s ceremonial seat called “Namulondo” which is only sat on by reigning king of Buganda. Inside the Lukiko you will also see the totem symbols of all the 52 clans of Buganda and if you like you can also ask the administrators to give you clan to which you can belong and this also comes with a Kiganda or local name as well. While here you will be shown how a true Muganda lady or man dresses. Next destination will be the Kabaka’s palace which is the official residence of the Kabaka of Buganda however this place holds a bad memory in the history of Uganda as it housed a torture chamber which was used by the dictatorial regime of Amin to torture people he thought were against his administration. However as you visit these places ie Kasubi tombs, Bulange Mengo and Kabaka’s palace, if you’re lady and you’re putting on something that’s so tight or above your knees or a blouse with a long clevage. please come along with an African scarf to wrap yourself and if you’re a man its advisable for you not to wear short pants. The reason behind is that these places observe the traditional cultural norms of Buganda which require decency in one’s dress code. You will now slope down to Owino market the biggest open air market in Uganda, you have an opportunity to experience shopping the Ugandan way like nowhere else as you see hundreds of people selling everything imaginable from foodstuffs, to electronics, clothes footwear just name and Owino has got it for you on the go. However, you have to keep watch of your valuables because the truth of the matter is that pick pocketing is a reality here. From Owino you will now visit the taxi park, the beating heart of Uganda’s public transportation system. I assure you this is literally something you have never seen in your life because unlike in your country especially if you’re coming from Europe or North America where your definition of a taxi is a cab which can only be used by 2 or 3 friends moving together, well you’re in for a surprise because our definition of a taxi here in Uganda is quite another thing altogether since here a taxi is 14 seater mini van. While at the taxi park you will a vivid picture of what am talking about as you will see a swarm of these with their touts shouting all sorts of names of places to where these taxis go. You will now climax your Kampala city tour with a visit to the African craft village where you will be in position to buy a souvenir to commemorate this Uganda safari adventure with as its home to a wide range of African craft items ranging from African wear fabrics and designs, paints and art craft items. Wind up this trip with a transfer to Entebbe airport where you will catch your flight back to your home from to bring what has been an amazing adventure to an end.
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