For its size, Kampala City sure has a lot to offer. From music to crafts, religion, culture and history, here are the best guided tours that will leave you enriched with knowledge of this capital.
Built on almost four hectares (nine acres) of land, Ndere Cultural Centre is home to all Ugandan cultures. The Ndere Troupe are Uganda’s multi-award winning cultural ambassadors, and they celebrate and showcase amazing songs, dances and unique instruments from all corners of the country. There’s also a daily buffet and barbecue.
The Uganda Museum, established in 1908, is the oldest museum in East Africa. The museum displays Uganda’s cultural heritage; one can see ethnological and natural history exhibitions, a vivid reminder of the country’s colourful past. It also features a collection of traditional musical instruments, which visitors are free to play.
Bulange houses Buganda Kingdom’s administration and parliament. In the past, sessions used to be held under trees, before they moved to a grass-thatched building. Construction of Bulange began in 1955 when Ssekabaka Mutesa returned from exile in Scotland with a drawing of what he wanted it to look like; it was completed in 1958. It’s a good place to learn about the history and culture about Buganda. Note that ladies shouldn’t wear trousers when visiting.
This is the palace of the kabaka, the king of Buganda. Built in 1885, the Twekobe is a symbol of Buganda Kingdom’s past power and glory.
Africa’s only Baha’i Temple, also known as the Mashri’qul-Adhkar and the Mother Temple of Africa, has attracted members of the Baha’i community from all over the world, as well as interested nonbelievers.
Gaddafi National Mosque is the biggest mosque in Uganda. Here, you can take in Kampala in a 360-degree view from the mosque’s skyscraper tower.
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