1 Day Kampala City Tour

1 Day Kampala City Tour

The tour takes you to the capital city of Uganda has cultural, historical, religious and city based attractions that date back from the colonial times. These include the Uganda museum, independence monument, Namugongo catholic shrine, Kabaka’s palace and the artificial lake, Bahai temple among others. All these and more can be explored within a day, depending on the prevailing traffic on a given day.

Detailed itinerary

A pick up from the hotel after breakfast and start a tour with Namugongo martyrs shrine where Uganda Christians were burnt by the king of Buganda – Kabanga Mwanga II in 1886. At this point you will receive the information about how Christianity came in the country and visit the lake where pilgrims fetch the holy water that is believed to cure diseases and more.

Head to Bahai temple that was introduced in 1950s in this country and attracts tourist due to its architecture and history. It sits on 52 acres of land in Kisaasi overlooking the city centre; it was the first Bahai house of worship to be built in Africa.

Head to Uganda museum in Kamwokya to learn and discover the history, art and culture of Uganda. You will see the first Ugandan presidential car, different kings, architecture, and the different unique culture of Uganda among others. Transfer to Makerere University for your lunch at Makerere university guest house.

After lunch, head to the local markets of Owino (formerly known as St. Balikuddenbe market) famous for its food and second hand clothing, Nakasero market known for its organic fruits like pineapples, berries, grapes, yellow, water melons among others. Proceed with a drive to Mengo at Kabaka’s palace where the King of Buganda sits and this is the strongest kingdom in the country.

Proceed to Kabaka’s lake that was constructed by Kabaka Mwanga as an escape route to cross from Mengo palace to Munyonyo palace. The tour will end by visiting the Namirembe cathedral with beautiful architecture followed by the drop off at the hotel or airport for outbound flight, marking the end of 1 day Kampala city tour.