Kampala is the capital and largest city in Uganda. The city is subdivided into 5 divisions; Central division, Kawempe division (North), Makindye division (South), Nakawa division (East) and Rubaga division (West) respectively. Kampala started as an urban settlement in in 1890 with the arrival of Sir Fredrick Lugard on Old Kampala hill, later in 1900 it became Uganda’s capital following the signing of the Buganda agreement and in 1950 the city got its first mayor. This tour is the easiest and safest way to know Kampala, its people, its history and economic activities. After this tour, you will become a story teller! It is a private guided tour ensuring social distance and COVID-19 Health & Safety.
The routing will run through up-town stating with the following attractions.
After sightseeing these interesting attractions; proceed to Buganda Kingdom and visit:
Your tour continues through Mengo town to OLD KAMPALA; here you will visit:
Drive through Old Kampala and go down the memory lane of the city during the 1980’s sighting old Asian residential buildings, past Aga Khan Schools up to Makerere University – Uganda’s first and oldest!
This is Uganda’s largest and Africa’s 3rd oldest university, started as a trade school in 1921, later turned to a technical school in 1922 and in 1963, it changed to the University Of East Africa. Later on, in 1970 it turned independent.
Drive through the University sightseeing the:
On exiting the University, you will approach another large local market (Kalerwe Market) see locals going about their daily hustle for a living. Admire the fresh fruits and vegetables here.
By traversing the local market, approach Kikaya Hill – home of the Baha’i Temple.
After the Museum tour, take a break for lunch and refreshment at a local restaurant.
After lunch go for the last session of your full day experience – visiting the martyrs’ shrine.
This was the main location where most of the 22 Uganda martyrs were killed between 1885 & 1887 following orders of Kabaka Mwanga II. This place is one of the largest Christian pilgrimage destinations in Africa.
You will get access to: The Basilica; its major construction started in 1967 for 9 years to accomplishment in on 3rd June 1975, and later declared a Basilica on 7th February 1993 by Pope John Paul II during his visit and pilgrimage to Uganda. Even Pope Francis held a mass right here on his most recent visit to Uganda. Get to the Martyrs Museum and the Holy Water Lake.
This historical visit will mark the end of you full day tour of Kampala.
From the Martyrs’ Shrine, you will transfer back to your origin point.
End of Tour
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