"Trip Duration: 1 day"
Our tour guide will meet you at your hotel after breakfast and lead you to various famous and exclusive, cultural, religious and historical sites of the city center in Kampala. Start your day's fascination by visiting Africa's largest man-made lake locally known as 'Kabaka's Lake' meaning that it was made for and it remains the property of the King of Buganda.
This lake of wonders is located in the valley between the Rubaga Cathedral – The biggest and main Church of the Catholic religion in Uganda, 'The Bulange'- the King's administrative office and 'The Lubiri'- the King's Palace. Your guide will give you a rich history as you visit these treasured sites of Kampala.
The Anglican main church at Namirembe is just a few meters from 'The Bulange' and worth visiting on your way to 'Kasubi Tombs' a historical site for the baganda beacuse it is where all their late kings are burried.
From Kasubi we will proceed to the National Museum and learn a lot about Uganda's History and culture before visiting Bahai Temple – Africa's largest Temple for those who belong to the Bahai faith, relax and enjoy the serenity and the beauty of the gardens at the Temple.
Somewhere in the middle of your tour you will break for lunch and enjoy either a local buffet or any of the international cuisines of your preference. Namugongo Martyr's shrine is worth visiting before you end you day's tour of Kampala city. Dine and enjoy a serene overnight at The Lodge in Kampala.
Also known as the city on seven hills, Kampala is the capital of Uganda. The Citys population according to 2002 census was found to be 1,189,150. Kampala has a diverse ethnic population, although the Baganda, the local ethnic group, make up over 60 percent of the greater Kampala region.
The citys ethnic makeup has been defined by political and economic factors. During the rule of Milton Obote and Idi Amin, who were both from northern Uganda, a significant number of northern Ugandans moved to Kampala from the 1950s until the mid-1980s. Most served in the armed forces and the police around the areas where the military and police barracks were located - Ntinda, Naguru, Bugolobi, and Mbuya.
With the overthrow of Obote in 1986, many northern Ugandans left the city. At the same time, a large number of western Ugandans, particularly the Banyankole, moved to the capital, reflecting the large proportion of western Ugandans in the new government of Yoweri Museveni.
The mismanagement of Ugandas economy during the 1970s and 1980s meant that there were fewer employment opportunities outside Kampala. This encouraged many people from around the country to move into the city, and some have not moved back to their home districts after the revitalisation of the economy in the 1990s and 2000s.