Kampala city tour is done in Uganda capital city. You have to arrange the right itinerary so that you can full enjoy this tour and not miss-out on the interesting spots of the city. Visit Places like Man made Kabaka Lake in Ndeeba, Namugongo Martyrs’ shrine, Uganda Museum, Rubaga catholic main church, Old Kampala or Kibuli mosque, Owino Market and so much more.
The Uganda martyr’s’ shrine in Namugongo is an incredible religious site where numerous men were brutally massacred and others set ablaze by King Mwanga. They are believed to have disobeyed his orders of giving up there faith which angered him and he sentenced them to death. This site has different points with the most outstanding point at Namugongo Catholic shrine where the celebration center is placed on an island within the manmade lake. It is generally surrounded by incredible trees giving it a natural view and a smell of freshness. It is an awesome site to visit.
Visit the Uganda Museum
The Uganda Museum is placed in Kamwokya one of the city suburbs. It holds the history of Uganda. This includes the tales of the indigenous tribes of Uganda, the colonial era, the present developments and so much more that Uganda is proud of. The museum has restaurants where you can have a meal during the city tour.
Visit Makerere University
This is the oldest University of Uganda and the main institute of excellence in Uganda. It has historical buildings and a number of African presidents have gone through this university like H.E Mwarimu Julius Nyerere, H.E Paul Kagame, and so many other dignitaries.
Visit The Kabaka’s Palace in Bulange
The Kabaka’s place is one of the outstanding spots that you must not miss while on the city tour. This is one of the many palaces that Buganda kingdom has. It is placed in Mengo hill and its historical background is mesmerizing. It is where the first president of Uganda lived but he was also the King of Buganda too. This was Sir Edward Mutesa II. The palace holds former torture chambers were Former Uganda President Amin brutally slaughtered people. This was after dethroning Kabaka Mutesa II. Its compound has a very old machine gun that was operated by Kabaka Mutesa II while he was attacked by President Amin. One need to go to Bulange to enjoy this history.
The road to Bulange speaks the uniqueness of Buganda as it is punctuated by several animal portraits that symbolize the clans of Buganda. This road is also straight with hug drums at the center of the roundabout. It also connects Bulange palace to Masengere the headquarter of all Buganda offices, T.V station and radio. The historical meaning of all this is amazing.
Visit The Kabaka’s Lake In Ndeeba
The Kabaka’s lake in Ndeeba is one of the spectacular man-made lakes in Uganda. It is surrounded by super nice vegetation and numerous birds roam at the shores. Its size keeps you wondering how the ancient people took there time to dig out such a huge lake with bare hands. You may also have the chance of seeing some fishermen casting there nets to catch some fish.
Visit Rubaga Catholic Church
This is one of the main churches in Uganda. It is placed on Rubaga hill and surrounded by historical schools, hospitals and so much more. Its outstanding structure makes it unique and attractive to get closer too.
Visit the Namirembe Protestant Church
This is also amazing to visit as you have the chance to listen to the history of the influx of religion in Uganda. It is placed on the hill and so visible from a far. Its structure is also amazing and keeps you wondering how its was made
Visit Old Kampala Mosque
This is one of the most amazing mosques in Africa. It is also the headquarters of Islam. Its structure is one of the most unique in Africa. It is one of the largest mosques in Africa. The structure looks like those in the Middle East. Listen to the history of Islam in Uganda and the coming of the Arabs in Africa.
Visit Bahai Temple
This is the biggest and the main Bahai temple in Africa. From its compound you enjoy a great view of Kampala city, the freshness of its compound makes it unique from all places in Kampala. The historical background and function of this temple is also amazing.
Visit Babies homes
Kampala has several babies’ homes that may be interested to visit. Abandoned children, neglected infants and children that are victims of home instability circumstance are given home in these babies’ homes. Some of them include Sanyu babies’ home, Nsambya babies’ homes and so many other homes. Within Kampala are providence homes where the elderly and handicapped victims are given a home.
Visit Naggalabi Coronation Ground
Naggalabi is one of the most recognized sites of Buganda Kingdom. It is where the kings of Buganda are coronized. The historical myths of this place make it unique and exceptional. The site has huts each with a different name like Bwanika, Buganda house, meaning and function to Buganda coronation norms.
According to Buganda folklore, the kingdom begun when two brothers fought on famous Buddo hill. The victor, Kintu, declare himself King. These events are still recreated in the remarkable coronation ceremony with its ritual procession, fighting and drumming. Enjoy the tales of the past while at Naggalabi