Before or after partaking your gorilla trekking tour, you may take off sometime to explore Kampala the capital and commercial city of the republic of Uganda. Our Kampala city tour and day excursions are some of the most exciting activities for those interested in visiting urban tourist attractions in Uganda. Our Kampala city tour overs a variety of options and the trail you will choose will definitely offer you want you want. For those interested in culture, there is a cultural trail mainly for the Baganda where you can visit Kasubi Tombs, Lubiri ceremonial palace, Mengo which is the Parliament of Buganda Kingdom and Nagalabi which is the coronation ground for Buganda Kingdom as well.
Visit Uganda Museum on your Kampala city tour
Located at plot 54 Kiira road, Uganda Museum offers a comprehensive cultural collections of Uganda. Uganda Museum is on record for having the largest collection of ethnographic materials in the whole of Africa. A tour of Uganda Museum on your Kampala city tour will expose you to other departments like The Natural History of Uganda, Ethnography, Musicology, and archeology and stone age sites in Uganda. One needs at least three hours to tour this place. It’s one of the sites that should be included on someone’s wish list while planning a Kampala city tour. Those interested in tracing its history, there is a trail starting from Old Kampala where the first Museum was establish before moving it to Makerere University and then to its current location just before Uganda Wildlife Authority offices along Kiira road.
Buganda trail on your Kampala City Tour
Buganda Kingdom is one of the vibrant kingdoms in Uganda that is very committed to promoting cultural tourism. This trail will take you to Lubiri which is the ceremonial palace of the King of Buganda. To explore this palace one needs about two hours before visiting Kabaka’s Lake locally referred to as Akayanja ka Kabaka. This is a manmade lake that was aimed at connecting Lubiri with Lake victoria since the King was tired of commuting from his palace to go to lake victoria for swimming and canoeing. From Lubiri, you can then visit Mengo which is the parliament of Buganda. Kasubi Tombs is a must visit for those that have time. It is the burial place for the kings of Buganda. It was gutted by fire but rehabilitation is almost done. Other burial sites are wamala tombs and if one has time can connect the Buganda story by visiting Nagalabi in Buddo which is the official coronation site of Buganda Kingdom.
Kampala City Tour-Markets
There is no other place to visit local markets than on your Kampala city tour. Its an experience exploring city markets on foot. Popular city markets include Nakaselo and Owino and Balikudebbe Markets. It is very exciting to discover how traders dealing in fruits, vegetables, food stuffs and other merchandize conduct business in a very congested place of work. Their hospitality is awesome confirming that Ugandan’s are indeed friendly people.
Cathedrals, Mosques and Temples on your Kampala City Tour
Uganda is a country of many religious denominations. If interested in religion, come visit cathedrals on our Kampala city tour. Each cathedral is strategically located on a hill and these include, Namirembe cathedral, Rubaga Cathedral, Nsambya among others. Old Kampala and Kibuli Mosques have rich history attached to them. You are also free to visit Bahia temple if time allows.
Those interested in politics, you can visit The parliament of Uganda and those for shopping, Kampala offers many options inform of shopping malls. Contact Encounter Africa Safaris if you want to organize a city tour around Kampala