1 Day Kampala City Tour | One Day Kampala Tour | Kampala Day Trip Excursion in Uganda.

1 Day Kampala City Tour, One Day Kampala Tour, Kampala Day Trip Excursion in Uganda-OVERVIEW.

1 Day Kampala City Tour organised by Prime Uganda Safaris & Tours is a one day Kampala tour and one of the best short Uganda tours that offer you an opportunity to tour and see the highlights of Kampala-Uganda’s Capital city during your Uganda tour. This Kampala City tour or Kampala day trip excursion gives you a visit to Uganda cultural sites, Religious structures, business-like both up and downtown, market setups, administrative buildings, transportation modes, general infrastructural setup, colonial and modern, meals, hotels and academic centres as well as the religious, the political and economic history of the pearl of Africa-Uganda.

1 Day Kampala City Tour, One Day Kampala Tour, Kampala Day Trip Excursion in Uganda-Attractions to Visit and see.

The 1 Day Kampala City Tour places to visit include:-

  • Kampala city the capital of Uganda
  • Kabaka’s Palace
  • Parliament
  • Kabaka’s Lake
  • Kasubi Tombs
  • Makerere University
  • Namirembe Cathedral
  • Rubaga Catholic Cathedral
  • The Baha’i Temple
  • Namugongo Martyr’s Shrine
  • Rubaga Cathedral
  • Namirembe Cathedral
  • Gadafi Mosque
  • Kibuli Mosque
  • Owino market
  • Kalerwe market
  • Kampala City public taxi park

1 Day Kampala City Tour, One Day Kampala Tour, Kampala Day Trip Excursion in Uganda Detailed Attractions.

Kampala city the capital of Uganda

kampala safari Uganda

Kampala safari Uganda

Kampala city the capital of Uganda is an amazing tourist destination located in the central region. it is not as advanced as European/American cities but has lots of infrastructural development going on to make the city better. Compared to 1986 post-Yoweri Kaguta Museveni gorilla war that ousted Obote II out of power that led to great destruction, Kampala has greatly evolved and it can be asserted that time leaves to see Uganda a great East African city and hence one of Uganda’s prime tourist destinations.
Her main tourist attractions to see once on your Uganda safari are majorly pre-colonial and colonial cites that have a lot of historical attachment to all Ugandans. These include; the Kabaka`s (king`s) of Buganda palace, Kasubi tombs (Buganda king`s burial site), Kabaka`s lake (a man-made lake by the king of Buganda) Gothic protestant and catholic Cathedrals, Namugongo martyrs shrine, the Bahai temple, Gadafi Mosque (Uganda Supreme Muslim council), Kibuli Mosque, Parliament of Uganda plus the central business area.

Kampala City Tour attractions

After your early breakfast our tour guide will pick you up from your lodge/ hotel you will embark on your Kampala tour a great Uganda safari unique among all Uganda safaris. Drive through the heavy traffic to the heart of Kampala city-the never standing still, 24/7 busy town – “The African City that never sleeps.”
The Central Business area: Kampala city central business area has the upper side comprised of the upper-class shopping malls, less congested, cleaner, organized. Here are corporate Banks, insurance companies, Major Forex bureaus, Casinos, star Hotels and all-important Government organs like the parliament and ministries. To the centrally is the lower Kampala business area where the average income earners majorly shop. Its too busy and congested with cheaper guest houses, Forex bureaus, restaurants and open eating places, dusty roads, and here you will find the famous Owino Market – the largest 2nd hand clothing market in Africa, the Taxi Park-an amazing site in itself and the hub of Kampala Transport with hundreds of mini-vans jostling in and out plus the Nakasero Food and Vegetable Market.

Kabaka’s Palace, Parliament

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buganda-palace-uganda safari

The Kabaka`s of Buganda have a ceremonial palace in which a new modern house- `Tweekobe’ was built. Here Kabaka Muteesa II was attacked by Idi Amin`s soldiers forcing him into exile in Great Britain from where he later died of poison. Situated on a hill overlooking Kampala, this palace is enclosed in a ring-fence covering close to a thousand acres. Still present are the torture chambers inside which Idi Amin used to torture (using electric shock as well) anyone perceived a political threat. The presence of human bones makes these chambers a living memory to those who lost loved ones during this era in suspicion that probably these are their remain. Still at the gate of this palace is a traditional fire source that has never burnt out since the inception of the Buganda monarchy/Kingdom and shall never stop burning least a king is dead. Here is a representation of all Baganda Clans and their respective role in this Kingdom since time immemorial as narrated by a royalist at this fire source. A mail away but directly positioned gate to gate is the Bulange- a parliament in which the Kabaka and his ministers have since old days sat to deliberate upon issues concerning Buganda Kingdom. The architectural design of this building has proven a spectacular Uganda tour site to many local and international visitors.

The Kabaka`s Lake:

The is the largest man-made lake in Africa made by Kabaka Mwanga and was suppose to connect to Lake Victoria as an escape route for the Kabaka in case of any attack to the throne but was not finished and only remained as a royal lake near the palace which is home to some birds and least a fishing sport as well as a leisure to many.

Kasubi Tombs:

This UN heritage site was unfortunately burnt down in 2010 and is still in the process of restoration. It was the largest grass thatched structure in the world and the burial place to several befallen Kabakas/ Kings of the Buganda Kingdom. Once finished to its former glory, we will put it back on our schedule of places to visit in Kampala

Makerere University

It is one of the most prestigious multinational Universities in Africa with a rich history and professors who have taught here such as Prof. Mazurui, Author Paul Theroux and Nugugu Wa Thiongo. Her old colonial structures fused with new contemporary ones make it a great Uganda tour destination-worthy visiting.

Namirembe Cathedral:

If you tour Uganda then you should visit this doom that was originally built in 1903 by Baganda Kingdom Craftsmen as a large Grass thatched cathedral that was soon burnt down/ struck down by lightning but was replaces by the present doom structure. This Church is part of the Church of Uganda but Anglican and as well known in Uganda most Anglican Churches are very evangelical unlike in the West. This beautiful structure sited on a hill where you can oversee Kampala central offers a fascinating view for both local and foreign visitors.

Rubaga Catholic Cathedral:

The oldest Catholic Cathedral in Uganda, like Namirembe Cathedral, overlooks the city and is a large complex that takes in various functions of the church and surrounded by beautiful trees plus flowers. It is also situated on a hill with a great scenery view on top of the amazing cathedral structure from here one has a great view over Kampala down Uganda’s capital.

The Baha’i Temple:

This being the only Baha’i Temple in Africa makes Uganda a prime tour and safari destination to many tourists. It is located on Kikaaya-a hill also overseeing Kampala. It is a beautiful park-like ground with lots of beautiful trees most of the fruit tree species plus flowers as well as a green-carpet like grass with clean clear gazetted paths leading to the dome. This park-like environment attracts many people who sit on the grass and have a peaceful moment or hold picnics not forgetting couples in love who flock this place for quality time.

Namugongo Martyr’s Shrine:

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namugongo-shrine uganda safari

This is a memorial place from where 22 Catholic young men/martyrs were officially burnt to ashes after rebelling against Kabaka Mwanga when he ordered then to stop worshipping the missionary`s preached God of heaven but in vain. Every 3rd June the Catholic Church and their counterpart of Anglican persuasion flock this place from all over Africa most of them by foot to commemorate this day in honour of their Religious heroes. The present is a wheel believed to have formed by divine/ miraculous power from which believers take lots of holy water for divine healing. There unique architecture of the temple of worship in this place is yet a great tourist destination. This is a must-see place!!!.
You will have lunch en route as the tour goes on upon your request – included in the price along with 2 sodas or one Beer

End of the 1 Day Kampala City Tour, Kampala city tours, Kampala Day Trip Tours in Uganda

Getting There

Transport Means to Your Safari Destinations

4X4 Safari Vans For Hire In Uganda Rwanda


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4X4 Safari Landcruisers For Hire In Ugand & Rwanda


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4X4 Minivan|Coaster|Mini Buses For Hire in Uganda Rwanda


We have minivans for hire to groups of eight up to twelve. Make sure to find the class to suit your large group.In this Category, we have 4X 4 Safari Mini bus with capacity ranging from 6 seater to 14 seater and they’ve got a pop up roof for game viewing purposes. These have got diesel powered engines and come with a driver guide but excluding fuel.( Terms and conditions apply). Read More

Accommodations/ Safari Lodges/ Safari Hotels to Your Safari Destinations

More lodging options in Murchison National Park

Crater safari lodge - budget accommodation in Kibale np

Crater Safari Lodge is located at the boundary of Kibale National Park where Chimpanzee trekking safaris in Uganda are majorly conducted

More lodging options in Queen Elizabeth National Park

Kyambura Game Lodge- accommodation on a uganda safari

Kyambura Game Lodge is located on the eastern extension of Queen Elizabeth National Park overlooking the savannah stretches of Queen Elizabeth and a deep valley with the views of the Rwenzori Mountains.

More lodging options in Bwindi National Park

buhoma safari lodge- accommodation in bwindi np

Buhoma Lodge is an upmarket / Luxury accommodation establishment that is located in the north of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park known as Buhoma sector.

More lodging options in Lake Mburo National Park

Mihingo Lodge

Mihingo Safari Lodge is an upmarket accommodation arrangement located on the southern boundary of Lake Mburo National Park. The Lodge is set on a rock Kopje – Precambrian rock that was formed over 500 million years ago thus presenting it with a vantage position that overlooks the extensive savannah of Lake Mburo National Park

More lodging options in Kibale National Park

Pakuba Safari Lodge- accommodation in murchison falls np

Pakuba Safari Lodge is positioned in the northern section of the Murchison Falls National Park presenting midrange / standard accommodation for the Uganda safari undertakers

More lodging options in Kibale National Park

Chimps Nest - accommodation in kibale np
The Chimps Nest presents an ideal ground that travellers on chimpanzee safaris in Uganda can base to track chimpanzees in Kibale National Park. It is positioned in the village of Nyabubale between Bigodi and Nkingo and it takes 15 minutes to drive to Kanyanchu Tourism Center where Kibale tourism exploration activities commence from.

1 Day Kampala City Tour General Tour Inclusions:-

  • Transportation in either 4X4 Safari Van or 4X4 Safari Land Cruiser all with Pop up roof & AC
  • Professional English Speaking driver guide. Any other foreign language speaking guide can be arranged on request.
  • Entrance fees to the tourist sites including & protected areas mentioned
  • Activity fees of the tourist activities mentioned
  • Bottled water while on safari

1 Day Kampala City Tour General Tour Exclusions:-

  • General tips for the driver guide, site guides and service staff at the lodges
  • Laundry Services
  • Other Beverages / drinks of personal nature like Alcohol
  • International Flights (Arranged on request)
  • Domestic Flights (Arranged on request)
  • Visas
  • Optional Activity fees
  • Other extras not mentioned in the Itinerary
  • Airport Transfer (Arranged on request)
  • Accommodation in Kampala or Kigali unless it is part of the Itinerary (Arranged on request)

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