Kampala City Tour is arranged by Kenlink tours and travel and this is one of Uganda’s tours that offer you an opportunity to see the highlights of Uganda`s Capital city.
Kampala city tour gives you a glimpse of Uganda cultural sites Religious structures business like both up and down town, market set ups, administrative buildings, transportation modes, general infrastructural set up ups colonial modern, meals, hotels and academic centers as well as religious, political and economic history of Uganda the pearl of Africa
Details of the tour
Kampala city the capital city of Uganda is an amazing touristic destination located in the central part of uganda..
Compared to 1986 post Yoweri Kaguta Museveni gorilla war that ousted Obote aout of power that led to destruction,
Kampala has greatly evolved and it can be asserted that time leaves to see Uganda a great East African city and hence one of uganda’s touristic destinations.
Her main tourist attractions to see once on your Uganda safari are mainly precolonial and colonial cites that have a lot historical to all Ugandans.
These include; the Kabaka`s of Buganda palace, Kasubi tombs (Buganda king`s burial cite),
Kabaka`s lake (a man made lake by the king of Buganda) Gothic protestant and catholic Cathedrals,
Namugongo martyrs shrine, the Bahai temple,Gadafi Mosque ,Kibuli Mosque,Parliament of Uganda plus the central business area.
After your early breakfast our tour guide will pick you up from your lodge/ hotel you will then focus on your Kampala tour a great Uganda tour unique of all tours in uganda.
Drive through the heavy traffic to the heart of Kampala city, 24/7 busy town – “The African City that never sleep.”
The Central Business area: Kampala city central business area has the upper class shopping malls, less congested, clean, organized.
Here are corporate Banks, insurance companies, Major Forex bureaus, Casinos,
star Hotels and all important Government organs like the parliament and ministries. To the centrally is the lower Kampala business area where the average income earners majorly shop.its too busy and congested with cheaper guest houses, Forex bureaus, restaurants and open eating places, dusty roads, and here you will find the famous Owino Market – the largest 2nd market in Africa, the Taxi Park-an amazing site both old and new tax park though they are close to each other in and the hub of Kampala Transportations with thousands of mini-vans, coasters in and out plus the Nakasero Foods, fruits and Vegetable Market
Kabaka’s Palace & Parliament:
The Kabaka`s of Buganda have a ceremonial palace in which a new modern house named as Tweekobe was built. Here kabaka Muteesa II was attacked by Idi Amin forcing him into exile in Great Britain from where he later died after being poisoned. Situated on a hill as you face kampala town Kampala, Kabaka’s palace is in a ring fence covering close to a hundreds of acres. The presence of human bones (the remains of the people who were tortured during the Idi Amin’s reguim) makes these chambers a living memory to those who lost loved ones during this perios in suspicion that probably these are their remain. Still at the gate of this palace is a traditional fire source that has never burnt out since the inception of the Buganda Kingdom and shall never stop burning least a king is dead. Here is a representation of all Baganda Clans and their respective role in this Kingdom since time immemorial as narrated by a royalist at this fire source. A mail away but directly positioned gate to gate is the Bulange- a parliament in which the Kabaka and his ministers have since old days sat to discuss abour issues concerning Buganda Kingdom.
The Kabaka`s Lake:
The is the largest man made lake in Africa made by Kabaka Mwanga and was suppose to connect to Lake Victoria as an escape route for the Kabaka in case of any attack to the throne but was not finished and only remained as a royal lake near the palace which is home to some birds and least a fishing sport as well as a leisure to many people.
This UN heritage site was burnt in 2010 and is still in the process of restoration.
It was the largest grass thatched structure in the world and the burial place to several fallen Kings of the Buganda Kingdom.
Once finished to its former glory, we will put it back on our schedule of places to visit in Kampala.
It is one of the most prestigious Universities in Africa and the entire world with a rich history and professors who have taught here such as Prof. Author Paul Theroux and Nugugu Wa Thiongo.
Her old colonial structures fused with new contemporary ones make it a great Uganda tour destination worthy visiting .
When you are on your tour to Uganda then you should visit this place of faith that was built in 1903,
by Baganda Kingdom men as a large Grass thatched cathedral that was later burnt down by lightning but was replaces by the present structure.
This Church is part of the Church of Uganda but Anglican and as well known in Uganda most Anglican Churches are very evangelical unlike in the West.
This beautiful structure is sited on a hill where you can see Kampala central that offers a fascinating view for both local and foreign visitors
Rubaga Catholic Cathedral:
This is the oldest Catholic Cathedral in Uganda, as Namirembe Cathedral overlooks in the city and is a large place that takes in various functions of the church,
and surrounded by beautiful trees and flowers. It is also situated on a hill with a great scenery view on top of the amazing cathedral structure from this place you can have a great view over Kampala town-Uganda`s capital.
The Baha’i Temple:
This being the only Baha’i Temple in Africa makes Uganda a precious touristic destination to many tourists from around the world.It is located on Kikaaya-a hill also overseeing Kampala. It is a beautiful park with lots of beautiful trees most of them fruity species and flowers as well as a green-carpet like grass with clean clear paths leading to the dome. This park like environment attracts many people who sit on the grass and have a peaceful moment not forgetting couples in love who flock this place for beautiful time.
Namugongo Martyr’s Shrine:
This is a memorial place from where 22 Catholic young men were burnt to ashes after standing against Kabaka Mwanga when he ordered them to stop worshiping the missionary`s preached God of heaven. Every 3rd June the Catholic Church and their counterpart of Anglicans flock to this place from all over Africa and the entire world most of them by foot to commemorate this day in honor of their Religious heroes.
People travel by foot for more than 300kms to this place. present is a wheel believed to have formed by miraculous power from which believers take lots of holy water for divine healing.There unique architecture of the temple of worship in this place is yet a great tour destination. This is a must see place!!!.
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