Kampala City Tour

KampalaOur Kampala City tour package mainly includes among others; the colorful Nakasero Market, Kasubi tombs-an ancestral burial place for the Buganda Kingdom Kings for the last 100 years. Visit the Uganda Museum a center for Uganda’s cultural collections.

As much as Kampala is Uganda's main Business district, there many Kampala attractions which you could enjoy during your visit to the city with the Hallmarks travels.

Kampala is Uganda’s capital and largest city. Just like the legendary city of Rome, Kampala is known as the city of seven hills.

The Hallmarks tours & travel will provide you with a comprehensive itinerary of how you will explore Kampala before you actually make tour.

In Order to ensure your confortable tour, all our guides have been trained and can fluently speak English and are also conversant with Luganda, the most widely spoken local language within Kampala.

The areas to visit include:

Uganda Museum

The Uganda Museum is one of the Kampala attractions that displays Uganda's cultural heritage and here you will be able to see the ethnological and natural-historical exhibitions.

 

The Uganda Museum was founded in 1908 in Kampala has exhibits of traditional culture, archeology, history, science, and natural history. It regularly presents performances of traditional music.

It is a vivid reminder of the country's colorful past. One of its most interesting features is the collection of traditional musical instruments, which you are free to play when you visit.

The museum contains other rich materials from Uganda’s diverse cultures and is a must see.

Started in the 1930’s by a group of scholars, the collection is comprised of approximately 3,000 volumes, maps, periodicals and photographs, all pertaining to African history, culture, sociology, travel and science.

In addition to its collection, the library houses the books of the East African Wildlife Society and a number of books from the museum which were given to the society’s care some years ago.

Although the library was a circulating library for many years, due to the limited availability of the books and their value, the collection is currently available for reference use only.

Bahai Temple

Bahai temple is one of the Kampala attractions that has been hailed as a wonder of not only Uganda, but of Africa as a whole.

Located about 7 kilometers from Kampala city center, get awed and amazed not only by its architectural splendor, but also the beautiful natural environment in which the temple majestically stands.

Perched at the top of Kikaya hill, Bahai temple can be seen from many of Kampala's hills on which the several city's suburbs sit.

Kibuli Mosque

Kibuli Mosque is one of the biggest and oldest mosques of Uganda with a beautiful view over Kampala. For a small fee you can visit the mosque and the towers as well.

National Theater

The National Theater also known as Uganda National Cultural Center is a semi-autonomous body established by an act of Parliament of 1959 amended in 1965.

This Uganda attraction has two major components namely the National Theatre and the Nommo Gallery situated on plot No.2, 4 and 6 Dewinton Road and the plot No. 4 Victoria Avenue respectively.

In 1952 a delegation of Theatre enthusiastic individuals had an audience with Sir Andrew Cohen-then Governor and persuaded him to set up the first committee to investigate the feasibility and desirability of building a centre for annual festivities of the then existing groups. This committee came out with a report and recommendations that a Hall with a seating capacity of sixty be built, but after further consultations with drama lovers the number was increased to 460.

Today The Uganda National Cultural Centre (National Theatre-Nommo Gallery) is an apex of Uganda’s creative institutions. It is used by about 5000 theatre groups and music groups together with educational institutions around the country.

Namirembe Cathedral

Built on Namirembe Hill/ Mengo in March 1890,Namirembe Cathedral is Uganda's oldest Church/cathedral.

The brick red Anglican Cathedral with the impressive dome is also known as St. Paul's Cathedral and is visible from much of Kampala.

Interesting is the graveyard which houses the remains of Bishop Hannington, who was murdered 1885, and the Albert Cook, who established Mengo Hospital.

Rubaga Cathedral

Rubaga Cathedral is a Roman Catholic Church.

The huge building was restored for the Pope's visit of Uganda.

The church houses the remains of the first African Catholic Bishop and the first African Archbishop of Kampala Diocese, Joseph Kiwanuka.

Nakasero Market

Located on Market Street in the city centre, between Entebbe Road and Dastur Street, Nakasero Market is one of the Kampala attractions where you will experience the sounds and color of Uganda in the heart of the city.

You will find a huge variety of fresh fruits and vegetables, mostly indigenous to Uganda.

Across the street is a lower market, full of spices, legumes, grains and hand-made household items.

This market is surrounded by a number of shops where you find everything for the home - hardware, sanitary-ware and electrical shops surround the area. Buy Ugandan stuff and live Ugandan.

Crafts Villages

One of the crafts villages is behind the National theatre on De Winton Road and the other on Buganda Road opposite 1000cups coffee House and Hotel Triangle, Kampala.

If you wish to browse through bountiful unique and witty souvenirs made by Ugandans or imported from the neighboring countries, this is the place to be. Be ready for hours of sheer viewing pleasure with the hallmarks tours & travel.

Owino Market

Between Nakivubo place and kafumbe-Mukasa Road is situated the beautiful Owino Market.

If you forgot your tour clothes at home and everyone else is looking trendy!

Owino market is the place to buy designer clothes and shoes if you don’t mind them being second-hand.

With the hallmarks tours & travel the experience is fascinating.

Kasubi Tombs

Kasubi TombsThe hallmarks guide will drive you along Hoima Road, as you turn to the left 1km after Nakulabye round-about stands the huge dome-like structure (The Kasubi Tombs) housing the remains of four former Buganda Kings - Mutesa I, Mwanga II, Daudi Chwa II and Edward Mutesa II. It was constructed in traditional fashion, with thatch poles and reeds.

The structure houses a variety of artifacts that belonged to the Kings and the site is looked after by descendants of the Kings' wives.

Naggalabi Buddo Coronation Site

The panoramic hill top at Naggalabi Buddo is the historic heart of Buganda. It was here that the kingdom began, at the dawn of the 14th century and where every Kabaka is still crowned to this day. Get to learn more about the Ganda culture with our experienced guides.

Wamala Tombs.

Set on a hill top in beautiful surroundings, Wamala King's Tombs are the sacred burial place of Kabaka Suuna II.

Kabaka Sunna was a powerful ruler, with a fearsome reputation for punishment.

His death heralded a golden age by bringing Kabaka Mutesa I to the throne.

Kabaka's Lake

This lake was dug out on the orders of Kabaka Mwanga in the 1880's as an 'escape corridor' to Lake Victoria. Learn more about the largest excavated lake in Africa with the hallmarks tours & travel.

Kabaka's Palace & Office: Kabakanjagala Road

This interesting structure consists of two large palaces, connected by a straight road.

When walking from Bulange - home to Mengo office, pay attention to the round-about - the straight road in the middle is for Kabaka's use only, as the local superstition says he must not turn a corner on this route.

Half-way from the round-about towards Mengo, you will find a large garden on the right-hand side.

This is home to several large tortoises. If you want to take a picture of these elderly beauties, have some fruits for the tortoises and some money for the keepers.

Uganda Martyrs Shrine

Located along left turn off Jinja Road at Kireka is the spot where more than 20 newly converted Christians were burnt alive in 1886, following the command of Kabaka Mwanga II after refusing to denounce the white man's religion-Christianity.

Majority of the martyrs were Kabaka's pages and were sent to death for his fear of losing the throne.

Other towns include; Entebbe, Jinja; please contact the hallmarks tours & travel for a detailed itinerary of different towns of Uganda.