1 DAY CITY TOUR TO THE HILL OF THE IMPALA KAMPALA CITY (THE CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS)

1 DAY CITY TOUR TO THE HILL OF THE IMPALA KAMPALA CITY (THE CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS)

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This 1 day Tour of Kampala city will take you to discover one of the most vibrant cities in East Africa. Whereby you will visit all the key commercial, educational, cultural, religious and historical landmarks/centers. While visiting these landmarks and commercial centers, you will get numerous opportunities to mingle with the people. Ugandan’s are extremely friendly and one of the most accommodative in the world. Uganda is the only country where refugees are given the same opportunities as citizens of the country. It is extremely rare to find Ugandans complaining about the over 1 million refugees in the country.

Kampala is the largest metropolitan area in the country with a population of about 1,800,000 people. Before the British and Arabs came to Uganda, Kampala was reserved as a hunting ground for the Kabaka. It had one of the largest populations of Impala in the country and that is where the name Kampala (“The hill of the Impala”) comes from.  The rolling hills, valleys and wetlands were perfect habitat for antelopes. The city was built on 7 hills (Old Kampala, Kololo, Mengo, Rubaga, Nsambya, Namirembe and Kibuli) initially but has now grown to cover over 20 hills.

Trip Overview

This 1 day Tour of Kampala city will take you to discover one of the most vibrant cities in East Africa . Whereby you will visit all the key commercial, educational, cultural, religious and historical landmarks/centers. While visiting these landmarks and commercial centers, you will get numerous opportunities to mingle with the people. Ugandan’s are extremely friendly and one of the most accommodative in the world. Uganda is the only country where refugees are given the same opportunities as citizens of the country. It is extremely rare to find Ugandans complaining about the over 1 million refugees in the country.

Kampala is the largest metropolitan area in the country with a population of about 1,800,000 people. Before the British and Arabs came to Uganda, Kampala was reserved as a hunting ground for the Kabaka. It had one of the largest populations of Impala in the country and that is where the name Kampala (“The hill of the Impala”) comes from.  The rolling hills, valleys and wetlands were perfect habitat for antelopes. The city was built on 7 hills (Old Kampala, Kololo, Mengo, Rubaga, Nsambya, Namirembe and Kibuli) initially but has now grown to cover over 20 hills.

Trip Highlight

  • Day1 :Tour around kampala city

Itinerary

Avelisa tours driver guide will pick you up from your lodging or hotel after your breakfast and you are off for a most interesting and eye-opening day in Kampala. We will start with the some of the 7 hill drive depending on where you spent a night and Proceed to the Uganda Museum in Kamwokya about 15 minutes drive from the city center is a great place to get some solid information on the people, cultures, traditions, and history of Uganda. There are different artifacts that are so historical and describe the lifestyle of different tribes in Uganda. Here you get a chance to also purchase crafts.

We will then drive further to Old Kampala where we will again go through the history of one of the great mosques you can visit. Yes this visit is usually crowned with the climbing to the tower which will give you the beautiful scenic view of Kampala. This magic view cannot be got anywhere else.

 

After having lunch, proceed with our tour to the Kabaka’s palace a former home of the Buganda kingdom established in 1922. The palace served as army barracks during the Obote and Amin’s administrations. Though you cannot enter the building, the guide will give you a good overview of the history of kingdom and palace grounds including a visit to the armory which was allegedly used by Amin’s henchmen as a torture chamber. You can opt to take a walk along the fascinating royal mile and connect to Bulange parliament the traditional centre for Lukiiko that demonstrates that Buganda already had an established parliament before the coming of Europeans.

Later, embark on to Uganda martyrs shrine in Namugongo. The Uganda Martyr’s trail is Uganda’s exclusive faith tourism that takes you through the first Christian missionaries and martyr’s trails. The trail ends up at Namugongo east of Kampala where most of the Uganda Martyrs were burnt.

On 3 June 1886, 32 young men, pages of the court of King  Mwanga 2 of Buganda , were burned to death at Namugongo for their refusal to renounce Christianity. They were Angilican and Catholic. Annually on 3 June, Christians from Uganda and other parts of the world congregate at Namugongo to commemorate the lives and religious beliefs of the Uganda Martyrs. Crowds have been estimated in hundreds of thousands in some years. In June 2015, an estimated 2 million people attended the event.

 

FAQS ABOUT THIS TRIP

What can i carry?

Come with a camera and its extra batteries and a charger.

What will i see?

There will be so much to see and experience for example, the Uganda museum, the kabaka’s palace and the parliament and many more.

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1 DAY CITY TOUR TO THE HILL OF THE IMPALA KAMPALA CITY (THE CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS)
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