Kampala is the capital city of Uganda and is a bustling, thriving, dusty African city. As a visitor to the area, we can offer you a choice of activities, depending upon time and energy available.
Kampala City Tour
Depending on the time available (full day or half day) and your particular interests, the Kampala city tour may comprise of a combination of any of the following:
Namugongo Martyr’s Shrine: 8kms east of Kampala this shrine was built to commemorate the martyrdom of 22 Christian converts who were burnt alive in 1885 and 1887.
Uganda Museum: north east Kampala, this museum has displays on Uganda’s history, anthropology and geography, including a unique collection of traditional musical instruments.
Baha’i Temple: 6kms north of Kampala, this is the ‘mother temple’ of Africa – the only temple of this religious sect found in Africa with a panoramic view of Kampala. Built in 1957.
Craft Market(s): There are 2 main craft markets in Kampala which are located behind the National Theatre and also along Buganda road. Here you will be able to find a rich assortment of crafts, paintings, materials, cravings from all over the East African region. Be prepared to haggle and as this is expected when purchasing.
Local Market(s): Nakasero and Owino markets sell a huge variety of fresh fruit and vegetables and other local produce. Owino is the largest market in Kampala and sells pretty much anything and everything, from dry food stuffs, second hand clothing, foot wear and household goods. It is an amazing experience but slightly intimidating.
Namirembe Cathedral (Protestant): Uganda’s oldest cathedral, built by the first representatives of the Church Missionary Society. Namirembe, meaning ‘mother of peace and tranquillity’ is the name by which both the hill and the Cathedral have come to be known.
Lubaga Cathedral (Catholic): Roman Catholic Church with beautiful architecture. Archbishop Kiwanuka (the first Archbishop to be ordained in Uganda) is interred here.
Old Kampala Mosque: This is the site where Idi Amin was attempting to build the ‘largest mosque in Africa’, however one of the minarets he built was demolished in recent years and Col. Gadhafi funded the building of a beautiful, brand new Mosque.
Kibuli Mosque: East of Kampala and situated on Kibuli hill, this mosque has panoramic views of Kampala.
Paper Craft: Situated half way between Kampala and Entebbe, Paper craft is a small NGO that is locally run and makes various kinds of paper products from natural materials such as banana leaf, pineapple and elephant grass. They have also progressed into recycling glass to make lovely jewellery items and even scented soaps that are used in the lodges throughout Uganda.
A deposit of 40%-50% is required when booking this safari depending on the product to be booked. final payment will be required no later than 45-50 days prior departure. For any bookings made within mentioned days of departure, full safari fees, fares/amount will be charged upon booking.
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