Built on seven famous hills is Uganda’s capital and busiest place filled all kinds of individual, company and government-owned businesses. Kampala city is used as a base for exploring other tourist destinations in Uganda, a place where you get a chance to sample the way of life in Uganda as you do some shopping and short excursions. There are a variety of tourist attractions in Kampala city that will introduce you the Buganda culture, history as well as entertainment, check them out below
Top Tourist Attractions In Kampala City
1- Cultural sites – Most of the cultural sites in Kampala city belong to the Buganda kingdom, Uganda’s largest and most popular ethnic group covering the central region. Top cultural sites to check out on the Kampala city tour include the Kasubi tombs (burial grounds for the Kabaka), Kabaka’s palace, Kabaka’s lake, Buganda parliament. You can as well visit the Kampala Arts and craft village for souvenirs and also learn about different styles of dressing from each tribe
2- Religious sites – Religion in Uganda was started in the early 18th century with Muslims and Catholics taking the great portion of the locals and as such there are numerous religious sites that depict the history of religion in Uganda. Some of the top religious sites in Uganda include Namirembe cathedral, Namugongo martyrs shrine, Rubaga cathedral, Bahai temple & Gaddafi Mosque.
3- Entertainment sites – Kampala city is a vibrant city filled with some of the best entertainment spots in East Africa and these include nightclubs, the Ndere Cultural center, kid’s play parks, casinos, and recreational centers to mention but a few. All these places will give you chance to interact with the locals as you learn about their rich cultural history as well. So before you embark on a safari adventure in the parks, why not have some fun and chill in the capital.
4- Shopping malls & Local markets – You won’t need to pack a lot when coming to Uganda as Kampala city is filled with some of the best well-stocked shopping malls containing almost everything you might need during your stay in Uganda. Whether you are searching for fresh foods, snacks, digital accessories, travel books, camping gear, gym or anything else, you will find it in some of the top malls in Kampala city including Acacia mall, Garden city, Forest mall, Shoprite, Freedom city, Oasis mall to mention but a few. If you would love to get your hand’s fresh fruits & second-hand items, then a visit to the local markets is the right choice.
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