Kampala City Tour
There are several ways to tour Uganda, and one of them is to tour its exuberant capital – Kampala. Kampala is one of the most entertaining cities in Africa, with so many beautiful buildings and noises. Besides it being a Capital city, it’s also a district as well, 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,sunny sometimes extremely rainy throughout the year hence favorable for everyone, this is because of its closeness to the Equator therefore it has equatorial temperatures. All these make it classical for one undertaking a 1 day Kampala city tour.
1 Day Kampala City Visitation to Owino Market:
Visit owino market known as the first market in Uganda and biggest with over 40,000 vendors and very known for selling second hand clothes at affordable price not forgetting Nakasero market as you enjoy your rewarding 1 Day Kampala City
See how the locals market their food and vegetables, this will help you see different local foods in both markets. This helps the locals to support themselves for example the disabled, widow, the sick, and those ones who are interested in market business.
Visit the old taxi park, come close to the park of minibus-taxies and taxi-vans which transport people to their residence area. on your 1 Day Kampala City, Enjoy how taxi drivers shout in a loud voice to let passengers in, the park collects a number of people from different origins of Uganda making the park more busy during evening hours when offices are closing and schools. With the atmosphere in the park you will have to enjoy to your fullest seeing the taxi drivers enjoying their business.
Visiting the Kisenyi slum area – 1 Day Kampala City:
Visit the slum area which is found in the city. It accommodates the locals, see how they challenge life by the way of living at home and how work is done at the area of their residents. Listen to their story of how they came to live there, including the local blacksmith. Then see the metal working shops, furniture, fruit vendors.
This will help you gain clear understanding with the life of the slum and the related activities that do take place in such areas, the place is populated with natives, who give in and out their skins to attain a living per day. The numerous street vendors walking from place to place selling off their products ascertains you the way of life here.
Visit the Prominent Religious Gaddafi mosque
visit the biggest mosque in Uganda which was constructed by colonel mummer Gaddafi of Libya as a gift to Uganda during his safari. Visit inside and see how the mosque was set in and out. See how the Moslem culture is conducted where they wear fitting clothes which covers the wrist to ankle and also cover their heads it accommodates over 15,000 people.
How about Visiting the Kabaka’s Royal palace(bulange)
With the help of the guide you will then head to the Kabaka’s palace, visit the first parliament of Buganda kingdom where the members of Buganda meet and sat to discuss matters of the kingdom. From a scratch on the a nail that lead to the formation of this terrifying Kampala.
Have a sight of the first car and fighting weapons which were used during the Kabaka’s rule, also have a look at the traditional architectures in the palace. The guide will lead you to Amin’s torture chambers where he used to torture the opposition members and kill them and then proceed to the Kabaka’s lake.
It’s the biggest man-made lake in Uganda and constructed by 52 clans of Buganda. It was used by the king as a channel to lake Victoria to travel, swim and carry out fishing. It’s a place to sight view the birds around the lake, You will then head to the new parliament of Buganda located in the same direction with the old parliament, a 2 minutes drive.