From the futuristic and secluded Sky scrappers to the welcoming mixed Uganda Culture, You dwell your self to a 1 day Kampala Uganda tour that gives vast ways to explore Kampala, Uganda’s Capital City built on the historical seven hills covered with a red-tile villas with trees surrounding an urban centre of contemporary skyscrapers.
There are many ways to tour and explore Kampala, Uganda. This Uganda’s Capital City that is inhabited by mixed cultures across the world. The Capital City is futuristic and always a best place to fall in love with its organic offerings. You can do a bicycle safari, take a vehicle ride or even do a walk tour with our Safari guides. Exploring Kampala on foot is one of the best ways to enjoy the city. Don’t worry getting tired, we shall keep a walk of your Pace as we hook up through the Capitals heritage with an extensive collection of artefacts.
Kampala originally referred to only the present-day Old Kampala hill on whose summit was located the former Fort Lugard and the headquarters of the British Colonialist in the soon to be Uganda Protectorate. Before the British occupation and construction of Fort Lugard, this hill was a hunting reserve of the Kabaka of Buganda and had several species of antelope, especially the impala. When the British arrived, they called this place ” The Hill of the Impala”. Later on, the Baganda in whose territory this British Settlement was located, translated “Hill of the Impala” as Akasozi ke’Empala – “Kasozi” meaning “hill”, “ke” meaning “of”, and “empala” the plural of “impala”. In Luganda, language of the Baganda, the words “ka’mpala” meant “place of the impala” and hence the word “Kampala” came to refer to the British colonial Settlement that later developed out of the occupied Old Kampala hill near the pre-existing Kibuga (capital) of Buganda Kingdom
Kampala is one of the most exciting cities in Africa, with so many sights and sounds that you could easily miss in a car ride, but on a walking tour you take in everything one at a time. unlike it being city just it is also a district of its own, located in central Uganda in the Buganda Kingdom. Its total population as per 2011 was 1,659,600 people. The weather in the city is warm throughout the year hence favorable for everyone, this is because of its closeness to the Equator. Also note that it has two rainy seasons as on stars from March to May and the other from August to December.
Kampala was originally built on seven hills, but it has expanded to cover more than the original seven hills. The original seven hills were: Old Kampala Hill on which Fort Lugard was located, the first seat of the British colonialists in Uganda. The second is Mengo Hill which was the then Kibuga (capital) of Buganda kingdom at the start of British colonial rule. The third is Kibuli Hill, that is home to the Kibuli Mosque. The fourth is Namirembe Hill, that was home to the Anglican(Wangeleza) faction of the Buganda religious wars of 1888 to 1892 and site of Namirembe Anglican Cathedral. The fifth is Lubaga Hill, that was home to the White Fathers Catholic(Wafaransa) faction of the above mentioned Buganda religious wars and also site of the Rubaga Catholic Cathedral. The sixth is Nsambya Hill, site of the former Cathedral of St Peter’s Nsambya and allocated to the British Catholic Mill Hill Mission during the signing of the Uganda Agreement(1900). The seventh is Nakasero Hill on whose summit was Fort Nakasero, a British military installation built after relocating from Fort Lugard in Old Kampala,the hill was also the site of the European Hospital(the current government analytical laboratory opposite Ministry of Public Service headquarters).
A Complete Guide of your 1 day Kampala City Uganda tour
You will have an amazing walk tour on your Uganda safari. A walk tour in and around Kampala is an intimate and interactive safari activity. It is also very exciting and is an educational tour. You will get to see different aspects of Kampala and its suburbs.
Our guide will keep you close with a detailed guide about how Kampala’s history keeps blending with life in the city, and the cultural diversity across the city, the people, how business is done and how people live and work and so much more. You might even learn some basic Luganda, begin with how to great the locals with a Luganda phrase “Gyebaale ko”, a general greeting that literally means “Thanks for your work”
You will visit some of the eye-catching ventures, see hundreds of locals striving to get a meal in the city, Visit the old taxi park, Owino market, local crafts, vegetable and food markets, the Kabaka’s palace, the Idi Amin torture chambers, the Kasubi tombs, the Kabaka’s lake(It is a man-made lake by the Kabaka himself), the Hindu temple, Bahai temple, the Gadaffi mosque, Uganda Martyrs shine, the Catholic and Anglican churches on different hills, the independence monument and so many other landmarks.
You could also enjoy some of Uganda’s interesting fast foods, such as the Rolex, it’s quite heavy and you will enjoy it or you could visit one of the many restaurants lining the streets of Kampala. Either way, your dining will also be part of the tour. On top of this, you can also visit various night hideouts such as clubs, restaurants, casinos among others of which you can be sure of enjoying yourself all night. Be sure to get comfortable walking shoes for this part of your safari, a hat, enough drinking water, sun glasses and also a camera will also do you well. Otherwise your safari in Uganda should be more memorable with a Kampala walk tour on your itinerary.