Uganda City Tour Packages Organized by Acacia Safaris Limited – Book at a Discount
Uganda City Tour Packages Organized by Acacia Safaris Limited. The City Tour packages take you around all the cities of Uganda where you adventure a series of things such as cultural traditions, the people in the city, historical sites of the city, different, markets. For example, Kampala City which is the main capital of Uganda the pearl of Africa.
History of Kampala City
Uganda City Tour Packages Organized by Acacia Safaris Limited. 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.
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