1 Day Kampala City tour Uganda

Safari Overview

Jewel Safaris brings you a 1 Day Kampala City tour. Kampala is a very busy city known as the heart of the Baganda Tribe and the capital city of Uganda.

 Kampala city is located an hour from Entebbe, where Uganda’s International Airport is located, as well as the official seat of the government State House.

Kampala City

Kampala City

Kampala is the location of the Ugandan Parliament, foreign Embassies, and the offices of the various Ugandan government departments. The city is not easy to traverse through since the roads are usually full of traffic and especially the main entry roads to the city. The city has several sites that can be visited including; religious sites, historical sites, cultural sites, and also local markets that sell both fresh produce and manufactured produce. The tour will expose you to several cuisines. Different small and big Ugandan restaurants and street vendors, offering international and local dishes.

English is the official language and is spoken widely in Kampala.

Itinerary 1 Day Kampala City tour Uganda

After breakfast, you will be picked from the hotel either in Kampala or Entebbe, and you will get a brief on the day’s activities. The tour will start with a visit to the Uganda Martyrs Basilica/Shrine in Namugongo. This is the place where 32 young men were burned to death by the Kabaka of Buganda then, Mwanga the II for their refusal to renounce Christianity. The place is located about an hour away from the city center. 

Bahai temple Kampala

Bahai temple Kampala

We shall then take a drive to the Bahai temple. While here you will have an opportunity to learn about the Baha’i faith and also get to sight some bird species around the calm environment. 

After this Bahai temple experience, we shall take a short drive to the Uganda Museum located in Kamwokya, Kampala. The museum showcases Uganda’s history and the different cultural heritages in the country.

We shall proceed to visit the Gaddafi Mosque, the largest mosque in Uganda and the headquarters of the Islamic faith in Uganda. Lunch will then be served at a local restaurant where we shall enjoy the delicacy of local Ugandan dishes like ‘Luwombo’.

After lunch, you will be taken to Owino Market, the largest covered market in East Africa.  Here the specialty is second-hand clothing, but everything from herbal medicines to Televisions is sold.

Next is a visit to Bulange, the parliament of Buganda kingdom, an ideal place to learn and experience Buganda’s history. The visit to Bulange can be summed up by visiting Lubiri, home to the king of Buganda, and also a visit to Kabaka’s lake, the largest man-made lake in Uganda. Bird species like little egrets can be sighted around the lake. 

Depending on the time we finish these activities, we can also choose to visit more religious sites like; the Rubaga cathedral (parent cathedral for Roman Catholics) and the Namirembe cathedral (main Anglican place of worship).

As we end our tour, we will be driven back to the hotel as we observe the busy Kampala city.

Note:  Accommodation in Kampala/Entebbe can be arranged for both or either night.

Distance – 1 Day Kampala City tour Uganda