1 Day Kampala City Tour Uganda
1 Day Kampala City Tour Uganda
Day One of the 1 Day Kampala City Tour Uganda
Our guide will meet you at your hotel of residence and you will be transferred to the City Centre where you will be guided to explore the treasures of Kampala and Buganda Kingdom. You will visit the Uganda Museum and the Royal Palace in Mengo together with the Buganda Parliament, then proceed to the Kasubi Tombs the burial grounds for the Kabakas (kings) of the Buganda kingdom. This is an original, traditional Ugandan hut perhaps the biggest found in Africa, with a rich history.
You will also visit the two major cathedrals in Uganda that are the Namirembe Saint Paul Cathedral and Saint Mary’s Cathedral Rubaga. Both cathedrals offer a panoramic overview of Kampala City Centre. If time permits you will visit the Gadaffi mosque (Now known as the Uganda National Mosque), which is considered to be among the biggest Mosques in Sub-Saharan Africa. This will mark the end of your City tour, and the guide will transfer you back to your Hotel of residency.
1 Day Kampala City Tour safari includes
– Ground transportation by a 4×4 Minibus.
– Ticket entrance fees.
– English Speaking Driver/Guide
The safari excludes any cost of personal nature e.g. drinks, Meals, tips, telephone, cigarettes, etc.
End of the 1 Day Kampala City Tour Uganda
Kampala, capital and largest city of Uganda. It occupies a series of hills at an elevation of about 3,900 feet (1,190 meters) and is situated in the southern part of the country, just north of Lake Victoria. Kampala lies just north of Mengo, the capital of the kingdom of Buganda in the 19th century. It was selected in 1890 by Capt. Frederick (later Lord) Lugard as the headquarters of the Imperial British East Africa Company.
Lugard’s fort on Old Kampala Hill remained the Ugandan colonial administrative headquarters until 1905 when it was moved to Entebbe. In 1962 Kampala (a municipality since 1949) became the capital of independent Uganda. Parliamentary and commercial buildings, industry, and residential areas are separated into sectors.
Situated in the country’s most prosperous agricultural section, Kampala exports coffee, cotton, tea, tobacco, and sugar. Although second industrially to Jinja (40 miles [64 km] east-northeast), the city has numerous food, metal products, and furniture enterprises and a tractor-assembly plant. It is the headquarters for most of Uganda’s large firms and the chief market for the Lake Victoria region.
Kampala has a technical institute and is the seat of Makerere University, which was founded in 1922 and became a university college in 1949 and a university in 1970; for many years it was the only such educational institution in East Africa. Kampala also has the Uganda Museum.
The city is home to several mosques (including the white Kibuli Mosque), Hindu temples, and Christian churches (notably Namirembe Anglican Cathedral and Rubaga and St. Peter’s Roman Catholic cathedrals). Kampala is the hub of the nation’s road network and lies on the railway from Kasese to Mombasa, Kenya. It is also served by Port Bell (6 miles [10 km] east) on Lake Victoria and by Uganda’s international airport at Entebbe (21 miles [34 km] south-southwest). Pop. (2008 est.) 1,480,200.
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