Kampala Cultural Tour

3 Days | Kampala Cultural Tour

This Cultural tour brings you the rich history of Kampala – the capital city of Uganda, the Pearl of Africa. At the centre is – Buganda Kingdom which dates back in the 14th Century – headed by traditional kings, called “Kabaka”

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  • The rich history of Kampala
  • Visit the Kabaka's palace
  • Listen to the unique story at Buganda's largest burial grounds for local kings at Kasubi tombs.
  • Eagles eye view of Kampala at Old Kampala National mosque tower.
  • Private tour with professional guide.

Need To Know

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair Port or private apartment.

Detailed Itinerary

Kampala Cultural Tour

This  Kampala Cultural Tour starts from the Buganda Kingdom parliament – Bulange and the kings palace in Lubiri. Find out why the kings palace was once used as a military barracks.

8 am : Meet your private guide and set out for  Buganda Kingdom  parliament  – Bulange and  kings palace – Lubiri. Find out  why the kings palace was once used as a military barracks. Buganda is one  ancient traditional kingdom in eastern and central Africa.  At lubiri is a chance to see for president Amin’s prison – get firsthand experience of Amins torture chambers.

Go via Nantaweta junction, a ‘drive through ‘ only used by the King of Buganda,

11.am : 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. Proceed to Namiremebe cathedral the oldest cathedral in Uganda.

2 pm : Transfer to wamala tombs, 13 km north of Kampala city. Wamala is the sacred burial place of Kabaka Suuna II (1836-1856), who had 148 wives and 218 children. Suuna was the last King to be buried in his own palace and the last to have his jaw bone removed after death. He was also the first King to admit outside traders into Buganda. A magical but almost forgotten place,  where the first Arab traders first come to Buganda in 1844.

4 pm : Drive back to Kampala, en route  stop at  Kasubi tombs – established 1880,  where royals of the Buganda kigdom 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 Ganda culture.

5 pm : Transfer to  Ndere Cultural Center , where you will enjoy lots of entertainment including traditional cultural dances collections from over Uganda.  Please note,  this  cultural show is only available if you’re in Kampala City at 6pm on Sunday! 7pm on Wednesdays’ and Fridays only. Transfer to your hotel for overnight.

Accommodation options:

Luxury: Nagulu Skyz Hotel / or a similar hotel of your choice.

Budget: Bushpig Backpackers

8 am: Drive north to sezibwa falls ( 20 kms ), one of Buganda kingdom natural shrine sites –  a traditional healer performs ceremonies for those seeking love, children, a good harvest or a successful business deal. King  Mwanga II planted a giant tree here to show his respect for the Ssezibwa Falls, and king Muteesa II planted another. Both trees are regarded as sacred gifts from the kings.

11 am: Transfer to Namugongo Martyrs  Museum & Shrine, where  servants to a local king were burnt to death for refusing to denounce their Christian  faith.

“Uganda martyrs” killed in a story of faith, courage and Cruelty. It’s Uganda and perhaps East Africa’s most important place of Christian pilgrimage. Starting from the killing of Catholics at Munyonyo – 12kms south of kampala city, through Busega- a site of first protestant killings – finally 20kms east, to Namugongo shrine/museum – the final execution sites.

Between 1885 and 1887, young men who served as servants at the courtyard of a local King – Mwanga were put to death at Namugongo for refusing demands from their ruler to denounce their faith. They were among the first Christian converts in this country. Transfer back  to hotel.

Luxury: Nagulu Skyz Hotel

Budget: Bushpig Backpackers

9 am: Visit Sir Edward Mutens1 monument, visit Independence monument – where Uganda got independence from colonial rule,

Transfer  to old Kampala national mosque,  visit fort lugard, the seat of Capt Fredrick Lugard – the first colonial administrator,  a place where Uganda was declared a British protectorate in 1890.  Hiking the tower at gives a 360 degrees view of the  old 7 hills of Kampala.

11 am: Proceed to Makerere University – the oldest university in Uganda.

2 pm:Head out to Uganda Museum to see natural history and traditional life collections of Uganda’s heritage.

End of tour.

Tour price Includes:

  • Pick up from your hotel to and from in Kampala
  • Professional Guide & transportation,
  • Activities and entrance fees

 Tour price Excludes:

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

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