Kampala Historical Tour
1 Day | Kampala Historical Tour
This 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”
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.
Kampala Historical Tour
This 1 day Kampala Historical 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.
Luxury: Nagulu Skyz Hotel / or a similar hotel of your choice.
Budget: Bushpig Backpackers
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.