Kampala City Tour


The capital city tour includes excursions to Uganda Museum, markets Rubaga hill, Namirembe Hill, the Kings Lake, and much more.
Welcome to Kampala: After breakfast, explore the myriad hills of Kampala City.
Then, visit several historical sites including:
The Uganda Museum:
contains displays of Uganda's cultural heritage where one can see ethnological and natural-historical exhibitions. It is a vivid reminder of the country's colorful past. The Uganda Museum, founded in 1908, contains exhibits of traditional culture, archeology, history, science, and natural history. It also regularly presents performances of traditional music.
Kasubi tombs where fallen kings of Buganda Kingdom are buried:
The Kasubi Tombs are perched at the top of Kasubi hill, one of the original 7 hills upon which the city of Kampala was originally built. The hilltop which formerly housed the palace of the Kabakas of Buganda was converted into a royal burial ground in 1884. Four royal tombs now lie within the "Muzibu Azaala Mpanga", the main building, which is circular and surmounted by a dome. It is a major example of an architectural achievement in organic materials, principally wood, thatch, reed, wattle and daub. The site's main significance lies, however, in its intangible values of belief, spirituality, continuity and identity.
Rubaga hill derives its significance from the fact that the first roman catholic church in Uganda was built at its summit. The hill was also the location of the main palace of Kabaka Muteesa I who ruled Buganda between 1856 and 1884. The palace was later struck by lightning and was rebuilt on neighboring Mengo Hill. The first Roman Catholic missionaries to arrive in Buganda were Frenchmen, Father Pierre LourdelMonpel and Brother Amans, who settled near the hill in 1879
As the Catholic Church took root in the country, the missionaries were allocated land on Lubaga Hill. The construction of St. Mary's Cathedral on Lubaga Hill took place between 1914 and 1925, with the assistance of monetary contributions from Roman Catholic congregations abroad. Later, the missionaries also built a hospital and a nursing school on the hill.

Namirembe Cathedral the Anglican Christians’ oldest church here; Mengo hill which has the headquaters of the traditional (the largest of Uganda’s traditional monarchies). The hill rises 4,134 feet (1,260 m) above sea level. It stands adjacent to Mengo Hill, the seat of the Buganda Government. The history of the two hills is intertwined, geographically, politically and religiously. Namirembe is the location of St. Paul's Cathedral, the main place of worship of the Anglican Church in Uganda, from the time of its construction (1915 to 1919), until the 1960's when the Cathedral became the seat of the Diocese of Namirembe. At that time, the headquarters of the Church of Uganda moved to All Saints Church in Nakasero. The Anglican Faith is the religion most closely associated with the Buganda Monarchy since the end of the religious wars of the 1890s.
This tour can be done any time of the year. It can also be done at the start or at the end of any of our other safari packages.
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