Top Places To Visit On A Kampala City Tour
The people of Kampala, and Ugandans in general, are very kind and friendly and are very approachable.Whether this is one of your first trips to Uganda or not, there is no shortage of things to do and see in Kampala City. From history to art to culture to the outdoors,things to do and see in Kampala City Uganda attractions are plentiful. Comprehensive information on Uganda’s tourist attractions, historic monuments, sight seeing tours, outdoor activities, cultural activities, clubbing and great food, wine and so on
Kasubi Royal Tombs
Visit the huge thatched-roof Kasubi royal tombs listed on the UNESCO World Heritage sites. Kasubi Tombs was destroyed in an arson attack in March 2010. Fortunately, construction is in its final stages. Built in 1882 as the palace of the King Mutesa I, it was converted into his tomb following his death two years later. Subsequently, the next three kabaka (kings) Mwanga DaudiChwa II and Edward Mutesa II, father of the current Kabaka, Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II.
Ndere Cultural Centre
Ndere Centre is the Home of Uganda Cultures, the center is built on 9 acres of well-maintained green, beautifully flowered walk ways and shaded by very mature fruit and other African trees. The rare architecture is a seamless combination of artistic creativity with simplicity that takes African forms, materials, colours and construction to unprecedented heights. The Centre is tranquility at its best enabling you to enjoy blissful artistic creativity of Uganda and African music and performances. T
The Royal Mile (Lubiri Palace And Bulange Parliament)
The Lubiri Palace was built in 1922 and was duly converted to army barracks, while an adjacent site became a notorious underground prison and torture-execution chamber built by Idi Amin in the 1970s. Guides will lead you to this terrifying site, a dark concrete tunnel with numerous dark, damp cells separated by an electrified passage of water to prevent escape. At the gate of this palace is a traditional fire source that has never burnt out since the inception of the Buganda Kingdom and shall never stop burning least a King is dead. A mail away but directly positioned gate to gate is the ‘Bulange’- a Buganda parliament in which the Kabaka and his ministers have since old days sat to deliberate upon issues concerning Buganda Kingdom.
Namugongo Martyrs Shrine
Namugongo martyrs shrine is dedicated to 22 young Christian congregants who were brutally murdered between 1885-1887 by Kabaka Mwanga for their allegiance to Christianity. They were beatified in 1920 by Pope Benedict XV and later canonized by Pope Paul VI in 1964. The 22 Martyrs are the only African saints to whom a basilica is dedicated and they are the largest group of saints ever canonized by the Catholic Church. Every 3rd June the Catholic Church and their counterpart of Anglican persuasion flock this place from all over the world especially Africa most of them by foot to commemorate this day in honor of their Religious heroes.
The Independence Monument
The Independence Monument, standing majestically at a height of 6 metres, is a must see if you are traveling to Kampala City. The monument situated in the heart of the capital between the Sheraton Kampala Hotel, Grand Imperial Hotel and Stan-Chart bank, is one of the most distinctive landmark of Uganda. Uganda’s Independence Monument was constructed by former British Colonial Government just before Uganda celebrated its first independence on Tuesday 9th October 1962.The monument depicts a man unwrapping a child and raising the child to touch the sky. The sculpture signifies a new born country let free from colonialism and bondage. Today with the beautification around the monument, you need to carry your camera for the memorable capture of the sight.