Kampala City History and Cultural Experience
The Kampala city tour will give you a foretaste of Uganda cultural heritage, Religion, economic activities, Buildings, transport experience, cuisine and historical memorials.
We shall pick you from your hotel at 07:00am and drive straight to Namugongo Martyrs Shrine. The Uganda Martyrs Shrine Namugongo is one of the largest Christian pilgrimage destinations in Africa dedicated to the 22 Martyrs and saints of Uganda who were martyred between 1885 and 1887 by the king of Buganda, Kabaka Mwanga II. The Shrine is located in Kira Municipality, Wakiso District, in Central Uganda.
After Namugongo we shall proceed to the Baha’I Temple. The Baha’I Temple located in Kikaya is known as the Mother Temple of Africa, since it is the only one in Africa. Completed in January 1961, the Kampala Baha’i Temple has since received hundreds of visitors. It usually open daily between 9:00am to 5:00pm with a Sunday Service at 10:30am; Suitable attire for a spiritual place of worship is highly recommended. After the Baha’i Temple, we will proceed to the Uganda Museum.
The Uganda Museum is located in Kampala, Uganda. It displays and exhibits ethnological, natural-historical and traditional life collections of Uganda’s cultural heritage. It was founded in 1908, after Governor George Wilson called for “all articles of interest” on Uganda to be procured. You will find a display of Uganda’s cultural heritage where one can see ethnological and natural-historical exhibitions. It is a vivid reminder of the country’s colorful past and one of its most interesting features is the collection of traditional musical instruments. After the museum we will go for a mouthwatering lunch at a selected restaurant within Kampala.
After lunch, we shall visit the historic Kibuli Mosque: Built at the cost of UGX 250,000 or USD70 and completed in 1951.
A visit to the historic Kibuli Mosque on the hill overlooking downtown Kampala reveals a hidden gem which visitors to the city often miss. The mosque’s history is closely linked to the history of Islam in the country and Kingship in Buganda. Ladies will be required to cover their hair and wrap something to cover their waist or put on a long dress.
After the Mosque we will visit the Cultural Palace for the King of Buganda (Olubiri). Built in 1922, this small palace is the former home of the king of Buganda, though it has remained empty since 1966 when Prime Minister Milton Obote ordered a dramatic attack to oust Kabaka Mutesa II, then president of Uganda. Led by the forces of Idi Amin, soldiers stormed the palace and, after several days of fighting, Mutesa was forced into exile. The building’s interior cannot be visited, but the notorious underground prison here is open to tours. We shall return to your hotel at 6:30 pm.
What is included
• English Speaking Driver/Guide
• Lunch and a soft drink
• Entrance Fees
• Guiding Fees
What is excluded
• International flight
• Visa fees
• Optional Extras
• All drinks not mentioned above
• Tips and Personal shopping
• Ndere Cultural show (Wednesday 7pm, Friday 7pm and Sunday 6pm)
• 1 Day Entanda Cultural Experience in Mityana (Organic Fruits party, Traditional Hunting, Cultural Dances, classes on bedroom matters by Elders, and Traditional Cuisine cooking lessons.
• Art and Crafts shopping in Kampala
• 1 Day Kabaka’s Trail (Nagalabi Coronation site, Katereke Prison Ditch, Wamala Tomb, Kanyange Tomb, Baagalayaze Cultural Center and Ssezibwa Falls)