Kampala City Tour: This city trip includes visits to the Uganda Museum, Kasubi Tombs, local markets, Rubaga Hill, Namirembe Hill, Kabaka’s Lake, Gadaffi Mosque, Bahai Temple, and many more attractions. After breakfast, the guide will pick you up from your hotel and you will begin Kampala City Tour
Top destinations to visit on your Kampala City Tour
Visit the Uganda Museum, which highlights Uganda’s cultural legacy via ethnological and natural-historical exhibitions. It contains information on Uganda’s traditional culture, archeology, history, science, and natural history.
This is where fallen Buganda Kingdom rulers are buried. The Buganda monarchs’ graves occupy over 30 hectares of hillside inside the Kampala district. The old palace of the Kabakas of Buganda, completed in 1882 and transformed into the royal burial cemetery in 1884, stands at its heart on the summit. Four royal graves are presently housed within the Muzibu Azaala Mpanga, the main structure, which is round and topped by a dome. It is a significant example of organic architectural achievement in wood, thatch, reed, wattle and daub. The fundamental significance of the place, however, is found in its intangible aspects of religion, spirituality, continuity, and identity.
You will also have the opportunity to visit Uganda’s local marketplaces. The right Reverend McKay encouraged the then Kabaka of Buganda to organize the first market in the Lubiri in January 1895. (Palace). The market was relocated to Kabugube in 1905 as a temporary building. A large range of fresh fruits and vegetables, primarily local to Uganda, may be found here. A lower market across the street sells spices, beans, cereals, and handcrafted household products. This market is bordered by a multitude of stores, known as dukas, that sell everything for the home. The location is surrounded by hardware, sanitary ware, and electrical stores.
The owino market is one of the largest in African. The numerous stalls that line Owino’s chaotic lanes provide a mind-boggling selection of anything from handcrafted irons to American hand-me-down clothes with Goodwill price tags still attached, to an astounding array of African cuisines, to anything and everything under the sun. Everything at Owinio starts low and gets cheaper as you negotiate. If you’re looking for souvenirs, go to the Buganda Road artisan market or the somewhat bigger crafts market behind the national theater in the Garden City complex. If you need garments stitched, there are a number of tailors on Buganda Rd. across the street from the artisan market. If you’re tired of shopping, the (upscale) café 1000 Cups of Coffee is a great place to unwind.
Rubaga hill was the principal palace of Kabaka Muteesa I, who ruled Buganda from 1856 until 1884. The palace was destroyed by lightning and rebuilt on nearby Mengo Hill. Frenchmen, Father Pierre Lourdel Monpel and Brother Amans, were the first Roman Catholic missionaries to come in Buganda in 1879 and resided near the hill. As the Catholic Church established itself in the area, the missionaries were given property on Lubaga Hill. St. Mary’s Cathedral on Lubaga Hill was built between 1914 and 1925 with financial contributions from Roman Catholic communities across the world. On the hill, the missionaries later erected a hospital and a nursing school.
Mengo Hill, home to the traditional (the biggest of Uganda’s traditional monarchy). The hill climbs 1,260 meters (1,134 ft) above sea level. It is located next to Mengo Hill, the official seat of the Buganda government. Geographically, politically, and spiritually, the two hills’ histories are interwoven. Namirembe is the site of St. Paul’s Cathedral, which served as the major place of worship for the Anglican Church in Uganda from its construction (1915 to 1919) until the 1960s, when it became the seat of the Diocese of Namirembe. At the time, the Church of Uganda’s offices were relocated to All Saints Church in Nakasero. Since the conclusion of the religious battles in the 1890s, the Anglican Faith has been the faith most closely linked with the Buganda Monarchy.
Visit the Kabaka’s lake (Kayanja Ka Kabaka),which was dug up on the instructions of the dictator Sekkabaka Mwanga (also a former King), who wanted it as an escape route as well as a site for water sports directly close to his kingdom capital – Mengo.