Without any limitations from the fact that Uganda is landlocked, the country is filled with a medley of attractions ranging from wildlife, flora, bird species, cultures and the people. These 1-day city tours in Uganda destinations take you to the best towns in the country for entertainment, great attractions and memorable activities. Entebbe town, Kampala city and Jinja town are great and reachable towns for 1-day city tours in Uganda. These 1-day city tours in Uganda feature a visit to Uganda Wildlife Education Centre, Entebbe Botanical gardens, Uganda museum, Bahai temple, Mabira forest, Sezzibwa falls and a boat cruise at the source of the Nile with other preferred activities.
1-day Entebbe city tour in Uganda
Entebbe was once Uganda’s seat of government for the protectorate government of Uganda before independence. Situated at the shores of Lake Victoria, its where Entebbe international airport is situated (Uganda’s national airport) and the first town you will see on arrival in Uganda. The town is home to various 1-day Entebbe tour attractions for wildlife and birding safaris in Uganda.
Overview of a 1-day Entebbe city tour
Your 1-day Entebbe city tour starts as early as 7:00am. Your driver guide will pick you up from your place of residence in Entebbe or Kampala and drive you to Entebbe wildlife education center where you can sight a brief of the wildlife in Uganda. Over 50 animal species are represented by over 200 animals in the conservation center. This is the best chance to closely see animals like chimpanzees, giraffes, lions, monkeys, reptiles like snakes and many more especially if you haven’t yet planned an extended safari to any of the safari parks in Uganda.
In the evening, you visit the Entebbe botanical gardens where you will see a variety of bird species including the Pink-backed Pelican, Lesser Jacana, Yellow-billed Duck, Glossy Ibis, African Open-billed Stork, Malachite Kingfisher, Yellow-billed Stork, Eastern Grey Plantain-eater, Yellow White-eye, Purple-banded Sunbird, African Jacana, Blue-checked Bee-eater and many more within the floral species. In the evening your driver guide will drive you back to your place of residence marking the end of your safari.
1-day Kampala city tours in Uganda
Kampala city is Uganda’s capital and the busiest city in the country originally covering 7 hills though it has now spread to other hills close to the city. Kampala city is home to several religious, educational and cultural attractions most of which are amazing to tour on a 1-day Kampala city tour. Just like Uganda is christened the Pearl of Africa, Kampala is the best city in the country where one can have a taste of what is in the other parts of the country with a local cuisine and a colorful night life.
Overview of a 1-day Kampala city tour
Your driver guide will pick you up as early as 7:00am to start your 1-day Kampala city tour. By 8:00am, you will visit the Uganda Museum which displays and exhibits ethnological, natural-historical and traditional culture life collections of all Uganda’s cultural heritage. Here you can see playable music instruments, traditional life weaponry, hunting equipment’s and archaeology.
You will visit the Bahai Temple or Bahai house of worship which is the only temple in Africa. The temple is open daily between 9:00am-5:00pm and a suitable attire for a place of worship is recommendable.
Later on, you will visit Kasubi tombs situated on Kasubi hill (one of the seven original hills that form Kampala city). This is an active religious place for Buganda Kingdom and the place where the Kabaka (king) and other Buganda’s cultural hierarchy frequently carry out important centuries of the old Ganda traditions. It’s the burial place for all the Kabaka’s of Buganda and other Baganda royal family members.
At the end of the day, you can visit the national theatre that can be described as the Uganda’s performing art center. This is the best place to see different cultures unfold in front of you during a safari in Uganda. Get ready to be stunned by all kinds of Music, dance and drama and great entertaining night life where you can listen and dance to the open stage jamming, Afro-fusion grooves and underground hip-hop.
According to your preferences, you can visit Namirembe cathedral, Rubaga cathedral, Makerere university, Kabaka’s lake, Namugongo martyrs’ shrine and any other place of interest.
1-day Jinja city tour
The 1-day Jinja source of the Nile tour gives you a single day experience of the Sezibwa falls, Mabira forest nature walk and a boat cruise at the source of the Nile. Jinja is situated 84km from Kampala in Eastern Uganda.
Overview of your 1-day Jinja source of the Nile tour
At around 7:00am, your driver guide will pick you up from your place of residence in Kampala and start the road trip to the source of the Nile. You will stop at Sezibwa falls in Mukono district 43km from Kampala where you can hike to the top of the falls and do a cultural tour to the traditional cultural heritage site for the Baganda. From here you will go to Mabira forest for a nature walk and a birding excursion. Here you will sight about 300 bird species.
In the afternoon, you will drive to Jinja for lunch and a boat cruise to the source of the Nile. The cruise takes you to the point where John Speke set as the source of the Nile 156 years ago. After the cruise, you can drive through Jinja town then return to Kampala.
You can decide to spend that weekend in any of these cities and have great fun just within 1 day. Don’t wait for a long holiday when you can have the fun now.