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Kampala Sightseeing Tour
Product Code: 4135-201601
OVERVIEW

Highlights

  • • Uganda Museum
  • • Vegetable Markets
  • • Owino Market
  • • Rubaga Hill
  • • Namirembe Hill
  • • Kings Lake
Tour Code
4135-201601
Duration
1 day
Departure City
Kampala
End City
Kampala
Tour Type:
Sightseeing Tours
Language:
English
IS THIS TOUR FOR ME?

Experience: Cultural, Historical, Nature

Learn about local culture with in-depth tours and activities; Encounter rich historical landmarks with expert guides; Get in touch with Mother Earth

Style: Escorted

Tour director/guided escort is available from the beginning to the end of the vacation

Group Type: Standard group

Tour with fellow travelers from all over the world

Activity Level: Easy

Perfect for any fitness level

Quality: Standard

Travel with professional guides, enjoy more time at attractions and/or stay at comfortable accommodations

Accessibility: Not accessible

Tour does not have wheelchair accessible vehicles/attractions or allow service dogs

Itinerary
Day 01
Kampala

Kampala Sightseeing Tour

Joining for a Kampala sightseeing tour to uncover the rich history and culture of seven hills of Kampala, aka the Rome of Uganda.

After picking you up from your accommodation we'll head out to The Uganda Museum, a spectacular display of Uganda's cultural heritage where one can see ethnological and natural-historical exhibitions. It is a vivid reminder of the country's colourful past. The Uganda Museum (founded in 1908) in Kampala has exhibits of traditional culture, archeology, history, science, and natural history. It regularly presents performances of traditional music. One of its most interesting features is the collection of traditional musical instruments, which one is free to play.

You may also choose to visit the Kasubi Tombs (admission not included) where the fallen kings of Buganda Kingdom are buried. The Tombs of Buganda Kings at Kasubi constitute a site embracing almost 30 ha of hillside within Kampala district. At its core on the hilltop is the former palace of the Kabakas of Buganda, built in 1882 and converted into the royal burial ground in 1884. Four royal tombs now lie within the Muzibu Azaala Mpanga, the main building, which is circular and surmounted by a dome.

From here we'll journey to Nakasero Market, one of Kampala's oldest markets, where you can find a variety of huge variety of fresh fruits and vegetables, most of which are indigenous to Uganda. Across the street you can see the lower market which is full of spices, legumes, grains, and hand-made house hold items.

Then we'll visit Owino Market, one of the largest in this region of Africa. The endless booths that line the chaotic alleys of Owino offer a mind-boggling array everything from homemade irons to an amazing array of African foods, to any and everything else under the sun. Everything at Owino starts cheap and gets cheaper with bargaining.

Next, we'll travel to Lubaga Hill, the original home to the main palace of Kabaka Muteesa I who ruled Buganda between 1856 and 1884. The palace was struck by lightning and was rebuilt on neighboring Mengo Hill. The first Roman Catholic missionaries to arrive in Buganda were Frenchmen, Father Pierre Lourdel Monpel and Brother Amans, who settled near the hill in 1879, and established St. Mary's Cathedral.

Today, Lubaga remains the seat of the headquarters of the Catholic Church in Uganda and the seat of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Kampala. The remains of the first African Catholic bishop in Uganda, Bishop Joseph Nakabaale Kiwanuka and those of the first African Catholic Cardinal, Cardinal Emmanuel Kiwanuka Nsubuga are kept in the Catholic Mission on the hill.

After visiting here we'll head to Namirembe Hill, the site of St. Paul's Cathedral, the main place of worship of the Anglican Church in Uganda. The Anglican Faith is the religion most closely associated with the Buganda Monarchy since the end of the religious wars of the 1890s.

Then we'll visit the Kabaka’s Lake (Kayanja Ka Kabaka), the largest man-made lake here, dug up on orders of the tyrant Ssekabaka Mwanga (also a former King), who needed it as an escape route besides being a place for water sport just adjacent to his kingdom headquarters – Mengo.

Afterwards we'll drive to central Kampala where we'll visit Nakasero Market.

Tips:
Hotel pick-up time is at about 8:00am.

Visiting Attractions

WHAT'S INCLUDED

Package Includes

  • Pick-up and drop-off at your hotel in Kampala/Entebbe
  • Professional tour guide
  • Transport including fuel
  • All entry fees mentioned in the itinerary
  • All food mentioned in the itinerary

Package Excludes

  • All personal expenses
  • Tips
  • Admission to the Kasubi Tombs: USD$27.00/person
Special Notes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    If the cancellation was made within 30 days prior to the departure date, it's non-refundable.
    If cancellation was made more than 31 days prior to the departure date, 90% of payment will be refunded.
  • This tour/activity is overseen by a select local operator in the region. Upon booking your tour or activity and after receiving confirmation, you will be issued an e-ticket detailing the local operator's name and contact information. If you require assistance finding a specific tour, please contact us for more information.

Pricing Info

Your reservation is always subject to confirmation by email, normally within one to two business days.

Price is the same for all ages.

Reservation Info

    1.Immediately after submitting your reservation you will receive a Receipt of Reservation via email.
    2. Within one to two business days of submitting your reservation you will receive a confirmation email from us. If you need to book an airline ticket, we recommend that you do so after you receive a confirmation of your tour reservation from us.
    3. An E-Ticket will be sent to you via email as soon as details of your reservation are confirmed or your supporting information is received by us. We will provide you with all detailed information about your tour on the E-Ticket. Contact information for local tour provider will be included on E-Ticket for your convenience or re-confirmation purpose if re-confirmation is required.
    4. Simply print your E-Ticket and present it with your valid photo ID on the day of your activity to your tour guide. Please remember E-Ticket is your proof of purchase.

Terms and Conditions

    - Your purchase does not guarantee confirmation. Your purchase will initiate a reservation process. We will confirm with you via email within one to two business days.
    - Prices may vary due to availability. We reserve the right to make price adjustment without prior notice.
    - Please refer to our Standard Amendment, Cancellation and Refund Policy before you make reservation.
    - Please refer to Customer Agreement before you make reservation.
    - Local tour provider reserves the right to make modifications to tour arrangements including order of tour activities, hotel and its location if deemed necessary.
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