The Kampala City Tour
Kampala, Uganda’s capital city is well known for its friendly population, rich culture, wonderful cuisine (made with fresh organic products) and vibrant nightlife.
This tour begins at the celebrated Uganda Martyrs Basilica, built to commemorate the Uganda Martyrs who were beatified by Pope Benedict XV on 6 June 1920 and canonized by Pope John Paul in 1964. The Basilica attracts pilgrims and visitors from far and wide. Guests may also choose to see the tombs of the Buganda kings (UNESCO heritage site), enjoy the serenity of the hilltop Bahaa��i temple a�� ideal for meditation; and visit the famed Gaddafi Mosque which offers spectacular views of Kampala city. Those interested in architecture will also be treated to colonial style buildings such as the Parliament Building and Makerere University a�� acclaimed as one of the best universities in Africa.
Thereafter, you will be treated to authentic Ugandan song and dance using indigenous instruments. As African Traditional Society was oral rather than scriptural, knowledge and wisdom were passed on to succeeding generations through the medium of performing arts such as song, dance, story-telling and poetry.A� With more than 40 tribes existing in Uganda, you will get a glimpse into the varied customs that colour Uganda. This will be followed by a visit to the Uganda Museum which exhibits ethnological collections of Uganda’s cultural heritage. Hand-made traditional crafts and art pieces will be available for purchase at friendly prices.
Kampalaa��s nightlife is characterized by pub-club hybrids with dance floors and pool tables, wine bars and nightclubs. No matter the venue, the music is thumping: a mix of dancehall, afro-beats, with some international pop thrown in for good measure. Among these include Guvnor night club a�� dubbed the a�?Las Vegas of East Africaa�?, the Wine Garage which carries an impressive selection of South African, Australian, European, and American wines a�� including some local brands; and Bubbles Oa��Learys where all the furnishings were shipped straight from Drogheda, Ireland; and you’ll see plenty of green and Celtic phrases throughout. That authentic feel landed Bubbles on The Irish Times’ 2015 list of the 10 best pubs in the world outside of Ireland.
The tour ends in Entebbe where you will be able to relax in the botanical gardens surrounded by various plant and bird species, and thereafter take in some fresh air at the beaches surrounding Lake Victoria, the largest lake in Africa a�� and the second largest fresh water lake in the world.
You may experience this tour by itself, or in combination with the other tours on offer. The price of this package is subject to the client’s choice of destination(s) and the duration of the tour(s). Please Order rumalaya forte contact usA�for a bespoke quote.