Kampala city tour

About Kampala

Kampala, the Capital City of Uganda, much like Rome was originally built, is spread over seven hills and takes its fabled name from Kasozi K’impala, interpreted as “the hills of the antelopes”. The origin of Kampala goes back to 1891 when the Kabaka of Buganda held his court on Rubaga and Mengo Hills. Today as you stand on the hills within Kampala you are blessed with magnificent evergreen views intermingled with red-tiled villas, green iron-roofed bungalows and tall modern buildings surrounded by lush green countryside and the nearby Lake Victoria.
While Kampala is often referred to as the greenest city in Africa, it is also the heart of Uganda, serving as the centre of commercial life and the seat of government. It is a vibrant modern metropolis adorned with many beautiful gardens and parks which provides a colourful oasis in the midst of the urban landscape for both the citizens and visitors to admire. Hotel facilities range from the best in international standards with state-of-the-art conference facilities, to accommodations for the more budget-minded traveller.

Kampala city excursion

You’ll be personally met and picked up from your hotel or residence early in the morning after breakfast; your city tour will start with the famous tombs of the Kabaka kings, followed by Uganda museum, Makerere University, Bahai temple and Namugongo Martyrs shrine where 22 Christian convicts were killed under Kabaka (King of Buganda)-Mwanga in 1886. After your lunch, proceed to Owino market and Nakasero market. These are the biggest markets in the country with a variety of fresh foods and second-hand items. If time allows later proceed to Kibuli Mosque, the biggest mosque in Kampala, Rubaga and Namirembe Cathedrals. End of service.

The city tour package includes:

Entrance fees to various sites
Your perfect lunch
Transportation by a 4×4 station wagon
Driver/guide subsistence allowance
The package excludes expenses of personal nature like drinks, laundry, tips, telephone, cigars, etc.