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10 Top Guided Tours to Take in Kampala

Kampala City at night
Kampala City at night | © Timothy Latim
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.

Ndere Cultural Centre

Music Venue, Theatre
Ndere Cultural Centre
The Ndere Troupe on the stage | © Ndere Cultural Centre
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.
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Accessibility & Audience:

Family Friendly, Accessible (Wheelchair)

Atmosphere:

Local, Touristy
Mon - Sun:
7:00 am - 12:30 am

Uganda Museum

History Museum, Art Museum
The Ford Model T from 1925. The Uganda Museum.
The Ford Model T from 1925. The Uganda Museum. | © Adam Jan Figel / Shutterstock
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.
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Accessibility & Audience:

Family Friendly
Sun:
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Mon:
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tue:
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wed:
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thu:
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Fri:
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat:
8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Bulange

Building
Bulange in Mengo
Bulange in Mengo | © William Kane
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.
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Kasubi Tombs

Archaeological site, Memorial
Buganda Royal tombs at Kampala, Uganda
Buganda Royal tombs at Kampala, Uganda | © Attila JANDI / Shutterstock
Kasubi Tombs is the burial site of four of Buganda’s past kabakas (kings). Make a stop here to learn all about the rich history of this great Kingdom.
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Accessibility & Audience:

Family Friendly

Atmosphere:

Touristy, Historical Landmark, Local
Mon:
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tue:
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wed:
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thu:
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Fri:
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat:
8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Uganda Martyrs' Catholic Shrine Namugongo

Church, Memorial, Shrine
Uganda Martyrs Catholic Shrine
Uganda Martyrs' Catholic Shrine | © Uganda Martyrs' Catholic Shrine
Uganda Martyrs’ Catholic Shrine Namugongo is a Catholic parish and shrine. It was established in honour of the Martyrs of Uganda by the Mill Hill Missionaries in 1935.
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Accessibility & Audience:

Family Friendly

Atmosphere:

Historical Landmark
Mon - Fri:
8:30 am - 5:00 pm