Kampala City Tour Sightseeing – Half Day

Half Day | Kampala city tour

Visit three of Kampala’s City tour ‘must see’ in 4 hours in comfort, with a guide to provide background and stories on each site. 

On this Kampala City tour explore the city’s rich history. At the center is – Buganda Kingdom which dates back in 14th century – headed by ‘traditional kings’ called ‘Kabaka’

See independence monument, parliament of Uganda, National theatre, Buganda Kings lake and Kabaka’s palace, Buganda Parliament, Rubaga and namirembe cathedrals, Uganda National mosque. Pass by Kings palace and Kings Parliament. Listen to the unique story of local kings at Buganda’s largest burial grounds Kasubi tombs. This is a small group tour with a guide. With hotel pickup and drop off for a personalized feel.

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Need to Know

  • Duration: 4 hours.
  • Morning Tour Starts: 8.00 Hrs
  • Afternoon Tour starts: 14.00 Hrs
Kampala Historical tour

Kampala Historical tour

What to expect –  Kampala City Tour Sightseeing – Half Day: Itinerary 

8.00 am; meet your private guide at your hotel, head out sightseeing. Enjoy viewing of Kampala City.

Stop at Independence monument. Duration: 10 minutes.

Pass by parliament of Uganda, National theatre, 

Stop at craft market allowing 15 minutes. Continue viewing, Buganda Kings lake and Kings’s palace. Enjoy great views of the city. 

Pass by Buganda Kingdom parliament – ‘Bulange’ and Kings palace – ‘Lubiri’. Buganda is one ancient traditional kingdom in eastern and central Africa.  At lubiri is a chance to see former president Amin’s prison – get firsthand experience of Amins torture chambers. 

Duration: 1 hour

Pass by ‘Nantaweta’ junction, a ‘drive through ‘ only used by the King of Buganda, 

proceed to Rubaga Cathedral – one of the oldest churches whose glass windows have unique writings of the ‘Uganda martyrs’, a spot where the king of Buganda wrote a letter inviting missionaries to Uganda. 

Pass by Old Kampala National mosque, one of the city’s most spectacular pillars in the Centre of Kampala; where the history of Kampala began.

Pass by Namirembe cathedral the oldest cathedral in Uganda.

Stop at Kasubi tombs. 

Continue the day with walking tour of Kasubi tombs – established 1880,  where royals of the Buganda kingdom are buried, it’s one of the remaining green compound, a burial ground for the previous four kings of Bungada ‘Kabakas’, makes it a very important centre for the royal family, a place where the Kabaka and his representatives frequently carry out important rituals related to the Ganda culture. Duration: 1 hour.

Pass by Uganda Museum: the oldest museum in the country showcasing cultural and ancient collections, history and natural history of Uganda.

End of Kampala City Tour Sightseeing – Half Day

Pickup point 

Traveler pickup is offered – We will pick you up from any hotel or apartment in Kampala or Entebbe. Please make sure to include the address of your accommodation when booking. 

Pick-up time will be 8am and 2pm. We will send a message 24 hours prior departure by email, what App or text message to inform you on the specific pick-up time at your hotel as well as the name of your guide and the telephone number. Please note that if your hotel is in outskirts of city or further away our guide may come earlier to beat traffic.

what’s Included:

  • Hotel pick-up and drop off in Kampala/Entebbe. 
  • Pick up time will be between 8.30am. 
  • Professional local Guide & transportation by Toyota Van.
  • Visit Kampala’s highlights; Independence monument, Kings palace, Tour of Amin’s torture chambers.
  • Sightseeing highlights; parliament, local market, parliament of Uganda, National theatre. National Museum, Buganda Kings lake and Kabaka’s palace; Rubaga & Namirembe Cathedrals.
  • Tour of Amin’s torture chambers.
  • Walking tour of Kasubi tombs
  •  Activities and entrance fees
  • Small group tour to ensure personalized experience. 
  • Morning Tour Starts: 8.00 Hrs
  • Afternoon Tour starts: 14.00 Hrs

What’s Excluded:

  • Flights, Visa for Uganda and travel Insurance
  • Food and drinks, Gratuities 
  • Tips/donations and personal expenses.

Additional information 

  • Confirmation will be received by email at time of booking within 48 hours.
  • Not wheelchair accessible. 
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking. Solo tour is available, please contacts us to arrange.
  • 8 people maximum to ensure a small-group tour.
  • Pickup time will be sent via email or WhatsApp to you a few days prior to your tour.
  • Infant seats available however send us reminder request by email.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult. 1 child is free of charge. 2 or more children get 50% discount, based on the price of two adults.

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We’ll reserve your spot today, and you can pay at a later date — with the ability to cancel up to a day before your experience without ever making a payment.  Keep your plans flexible without missing out on the best of Kampala City has to offer. 

Cash Payment 

  • Unfortunately, the $dollar notes below are not accepted In Uganda:
  • USD Notes Older Than 2009 (2008 and Below)
  • USD Notes That are White in Color (Must be Blue)
  • USD Notes That are: stamped, written on, Ink Stained, torn or faded
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