Overview of the 1 day Kampala city tour
This 1 day Kampala city tour is a short and affordable Kampala city 1 day tour in Uganda through the bustling capital of the pearl of Africa. This single day safari in Uganda’s capital features a tour to the very amazing attractions that define Kampala city using your 4×4 safari vehicle as well as on foot. Starting and ending in Kampala, your exclusive 1 day Kampala city tour offers you the chance to visit the biggest mosque in East and central Africa-Gadhafi mosque, Makerere University-Uganda’s first and East Africa’s oldest university, the only temple in Africa-Bahai temple, Uganda museum, Uganda martyrs’ shrine, markets and several monuments.
With pick up and drop off by your professional Uganda safari guide to your lodging facility you will have breakfast at your hotel and lunch at one of the preferred hotels in the city. Have a chance to have a view of this busy city from the different hills of the city, have a taste of the local cuisine and interact with the people of Uganda.
Highlights of the 1 day Kampala city tour
After breakfast from your hotel, you will be briefed about the tour then driven from the hotel to Gadhafi mosque, Makerere university, Bahai temple, Uganda museum, Uganda martyrs’ shrine, walk to different monuments in the city center and then be driven back to your hotel.
Details of the 1 day Kampala city tour
At 7:00am, your Kampala city 1 day tour in Uganda driver guide will pick you up from your lodging facility within Kampala and start your drive to Gadhafi mosque where you arrive by 8:00am. Here you will spend 40 minutes learning about the history of the biggest mosque in East and central Africa and have a chance to climb to the mosque pillar and have a clear view of the whole central city in the morning. For the ladies, you will be given an Islamic attire for photography at the mosque that you leave behind after the visit.
Your driver guide will continue with the drive to Makerere University at Makerere hill where you will have a chance to interact with the students of the oldest University in East Africa, understand the education system in Uganda and take photographs. The architecture of the university is amazing especially the ivory tower which is the main building that identifies the university.
After about 30 minutes at Makerere university, your driver guide will dive you for about 30minutes to Bahai temple where you will spend about 40 minutes being taken through the literature of the only temple in Uganda and Africa.
The Uganda museum is your next stop after the Bahai temple about a 30 minutes’ drive time. Here is a display that 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 for about 1 hour.
After appreciating the diversity in Uganda at the museum, you will be driven to the Uganda martyrs’ shrine in Namugongo which is one of the famous religious sites in East Africa. This spot was constructed in commemoration of the 45 Christians who were burnt alive for failure to denounce their faith during the reign of Mwanga II (the then king of Buganda). After this tour, you will spend 1 hour having lunch at a hotel of your choice in Namugongo.
By 2:00pm, the traffic jam in the city is less and you will be driven back to the city center for a visit to the markets and a walking tour. It is key not to carry valuable and heavy items during this Kampala city walk. You will visit Nakasero market on Nakasero hill and you can purchase fresh fruits of all kinds displayed in the market. After about 30 minutes in the market, you will be driven to St. Balikuddembe market formerly known as Owino market which is the most popular market for all kinds of items in Kampala.
Your driver guide will find a safe place to park your safari vehicle and start the walking tour to visit different monument in the city. You will start with a walk to visit the Sir Apollo Kaggwa monument in old Kampala, then to Sir Edward Muteesa monument. Sir Edward Muteesa was the first president of Uganda and the only leader who co-acted as the president of Uganda as well as the cultural leader of Buganda kingdom. You will continue the walk with your guide to the independence monument which holds a lot of history about Uganda’s independence gained in 1962 from the British governors. After there, you will visit the world war monument and the common wealth monument within the compound of Uganda’s parliament. This walking experience within the city spends about 3 hours where after you return to where you left your safari vehicle and be driven back to your hotel for de briefing from the guide and dinner.
In just a single day have the chance to learn and see several things you really hadn’t cared to understand before and you will know how amazing they are.