Kampala City is among the popular cities in the region of East Africa and as a result, it has become a point of interest for political, business and leisure travelers including Uganda Safari tour undertakers from all over the world.
At times, people who come for conferences, trade shows and political missions always have some free time with them which they can spend excitingly as they explore the Uganda tour attractions around Kampala City.
The attractions include sites of political, economic, religious and socio-cultural significance and thus present diversity that serves a range of travelers’ interests. Talk of religious places like Namugongo Martyrs Shrine where a count of 45 converts were killed on the orders of Kabaka Mwanga of Buganda, Gadhafi Mosque which is the second largest on the African continent, Namirembe Cathedral and Rubaga Cathedral – the head of Anglican and Catholic faith respectively and Baha’i Temple which is the only temple of the Baha’i faith in Africa, the Kampala city tour offers rich religious experience that gives a summary of Uganda’s religion.
Besides the religious attractions, the city features important cultural sites such as the Royal Palace of the Kingdom of Buganda, the Kasubi tombs which is the burial ground for the Kings of Buganda proclaimed a world heritage site by UNESCO and the Uganda Museum not forgetting a range of art and craft centres across the city.
Sites of educational significance such as the Great Makerere University which is the largest in East Africa is within 5km reach from the city centre while the Ugandan Parliament is also at a walkable distance.
To those interested in exploring the typical hustle and bustle of Kampala city, the walk through the down town can be rewarding. Walking through Owino market – the second largest second hand market in Africa, the taxi parks and Kikuubo offer a lifetime experience.
Travellers on Safaris in Uganda can consider exploring the city at the start or at the end of their countryside safari.