Kampala is Uganda’s national and commercial capital bordering Lake Victoria, Uganda’s biggest and Africa’s largest fresh water lake. This capital city of Uganda; Kampala, is surrounded by several hills covered by several structural buildings that surround urban center. While in this downtown area, you will find peaceful hospital Uganda’s carry on their daily businesses in the different areas you will visit on your Kampala city tour.
A tour in Kampala will give you a good glance about Uganda. Kampala is a dynamic and engaging city, with few of the hassles just like other capitals cities and several worthy attractions to keep you occupied for a couple of days on your safari in Uganda.
Take a walking safari to the National Theatre and its several Art and Crafts centres. Uganda’s National Theatre is situated along the Dewinton Road along the Kampala-Jinja highway. While at the National Theatre, you will see variety of local arts and crafts souvenirs available for purchase at the arts and craft villages around the theatre. Remember to bargain when at the markets purchasing souvenirs.
The theatre hosts lot quite many programs of music, film, dance and drama performances in the theatre itself, but most travelers come here for the popular, free nightly outdoor events. As part of your adventure, grab a drink for yourself and a chair and catch an informal open stage jam on Monday evenings, African drumming performances on Tuesdays or comedy night on Thursdays from 8-10pm, however the gates open at 7pm.
Garden City Shopping Center is a one stop place worth visiting in Uganda. it is suitable for grocery, it’s a shopping centre, it has banking area, pharmacy requirements, photo processing, computer accessories among others. The shopping centre has mega supermarkets best for a one stop if you wish to have a drink and a snack for you. Garden city is also filled with a great range of restaurants as well as shops. It is situated next to the golf course within Kololo, along Yusufu Lule Road. This mall houses a variety of shops, a number of restaurants, some salons, a health and fitness club, plus a number of entertainment venues. Although there are just a couple of reasons I decide to go shopping in this mall it has a great deal to offer so don’t miss out.
Cineplex Cinemas located on the 3rd floor of the Garden City shopping mall and the second floor. At times you want to go out although you would not love to mix with people. You want to leave your house, but won’t get out of you relax wear. You wish to eat snacks, yet you don’t wish to share a table with another people. That is actually very possible in Kampala. At times you simply need a couple of hours to get away from your house but as well not have to face other people out there. Just take time and visit the oldest movie cinema. Cineplex is a premium cinema with 4 state of the art auditoriums bringing to you on the big screen the biggest Hollywood blockbuster movies and beyond. Your happiness is our business and we aim at continuously bringing you quality entertainment worth your time. Cineplex is your ideal setting and ambiance to treat you, friends and family to great fun, entertainment and joy. We house a fully stocked bar with your favorite brands of drinks and a kiosk with sizzling snacks, popcorn and soft drinks.
Aristoc Book Store can be visited if one is interested in Stationery, books, international magazines and Newspapers. There are very many aristoc centers however the most convenient one is one located at Garden City.
Alligators has Ten Pin Bowling Alley 3rd floor above Casino Simba connected to Garden City. It also has pool tables, arcades, and a roller skate rink. Take time and take your family out for this game. Alligators provides people with more than a game – it’s also a hangout where people can socialize and, due to its strategic location it also serves those well who are trying to avoid the jams around the city center on the evenings on weekdays.
There are so many restaurants in Kampala with in a walking distance. While in the town on your Kampala city centre, you can choose from Japanese, Mexican, Korean, Thai, Chinese, Italian, Pizzeria, Local, and much more. Ask the reception to Uganda safari guide you depending on your craving for the evening.
Acacia Mall, situated in Kamwokya takes you to a variety of restaurants, Ice cream places, KFC, shops, banks, supermarket and a 3D Cinema among others. This is another big mall for people that love going out as loners, groups, and families as well.
1000 Cups of Coffee House: For True Coffee lovers do not miss a visit to 1000 Cups of Coffee House located at 18 Buganda Road Kampala. The environment is very conducive for people that hate noise.
Kampala Golf Course/Golf Club: Visit the Golf club for pricing and information about tee-times. Located in the heart of Kampala City, Uganda Golf Club offers a fair test of skill and patience. Standing on the first tee, while here one feels removed from the hustle and bustle of city life. Set in a valley, the course follows the contours of the land with the Kitante stream running through the middle. Uganda Golf Club is a traditional, tree lined, parkland course, with its signature undulating fairways. The friendly atmosphere at Uganda Golf Club bonds everyone together.
Other places to visit around and near Kampala Uganda
- Namugongo Martyrs Shrine
- The Source of the River Nile
- The Equator
- Ssese Islands
- Nakasero Market
- St. Balikuddembe Market – Owino Market
- Uganda National Museum
- Uganda Wildlife Education Centre (UWEC)
- Mabira Forest Reserve High Access
- Lubiri Palace
- Kasubi Tombs
- Bujagali Falls
- Bahai Temple
- The Aga Khan Mosque
- The National Museum
- Lugogo Showground