1 Day Kampala City Tour. Real life experiences of Kampala


This Kampala City tour takes you on a day’s exploration of Kampala City’s culture, history, and popular spots in a way that will make you feel like a local.

Kampala is Uganda’s biggest city with the biggest urban population that comes for work and other opportunities from all parts of the country. Culturally, Kampala is the boiling pot of all Ugandan cultures as well as a modern and international lifestyle.

On this day tour, you will explore Kampala’s history. You will see many places that hold great significance to Ugandans from a historical, cultural heritage, and spiritual perspective.

As you move from place to place, you will be able to get a feel of the various parts of Kampala, as well as the frustrating traffic jam and congestion – which is an experience impossible to describe but worthy of retelling.

While it is true that you can’t really experience Kampala in one day, your tour will give you a great insight into how the various aspects of Kampala combine to make something wonderful.

Since this is a day trip, it can always be added to a longer safari holiday if you would like to spend more time and explore other areas of Uganda for Wildlife, gorillas, chimps, and culture.

Detailed Itinerary

Here is the full day-by-day itinerary for this tour

Day 1: Kampala City Tour.

Your guide will pick from your place of residence or accommodation, and head for a city tour.

You will visit the Martyrs Shrine in Namugongo first before heading to the Baha’i temple which has a good view of Kampala city. Next, your guide will transfer you to the Uganda museum with a number of historical collections.

We then head for a sumptuous lunch in one of the best local restaurants, you will need to try out an African dish like Matooke, Chicken-luwombo, etc. but you can still prefer to have a different type.

In the afternoon drive to Kasubi hill passing by Makerere hill, to see the Kasubi tombs. From here you will visit Kabaka’s palace in Mengo and the Gaddafi Mosque in the Old Kampala area.

If time allows you will be able to see other places around Kampala like the Rubaga Cathedral, Owino market, Nakasero market, Independence monument, and many more others.

During the city tour, your guide will take you to the crafts center where you can do some souvenir shopping. Later transfer back to your accommodation or place of residence.

Accommodation: None (Day tour)

Meal Plan: Lunch


The price of this tour includes the following items
  • Transport in a 4WD vehicle with a pop-up roof.
  • All fuel for the tour.
  • English-speaking Ugandan driver/guide.
  • All activities described in the itinerary.
  • Drinking water throughout the safari.


The price of this tour does not include the following items
  • International airfares.
  • Entry visa to Uganda.
  • Personal insurance (medical/travel)
  • Tips and gratuities to rangers, driver/guide, porter, hotel staff, etc.
  • All expenses of personal nature.(e.g. drinks, laundry, optional activities.)
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