Tour ID: A22002
Arrival Date: open
Departure Date: open
This 9-day tour will focus on the history and cuisines of Uganda.
- Visits to important Ugandan monuments, historical sites, and religious institutions
- Sampling Ugandan food
- King’s Palace
- Exploring the Markets
- Note:The first meal on this tour is on us.
Upon your arrival at the Entebbe Airport, your friendly guide will meet you, welcome you to Uganda, and drive you from the airport to your accommodations in Kampala. Chill in the evening. For ugandans or East African citizens, we pick you up at Sheraton
- Travel time: 1 hour
- Accommodations (1 night): High End: Serena Hotel
- Mid range: Forest Cottages
- Budget: Nob view
Today, after an early breakfast, we will embark on our Kampala tour. We will visit:
Put up to commemorate Uganda gaining independence in 1964, the monument is located opposite the Grand Imperial hotel. It is open 24 hours a day and has a little garden in case you want to have a picnic in its shadow. The sculpture is of a woman in bondage raising a child towards the sky. This is to symbolize Uganda being raised from the chains of colonialism.
SIR EDWARD MUTESA I MONUMENT
Located across the road from the Independence Memorial, the statue tells a story of the first President of Uganda who at the time was also the Kabaka. He was the only man in Uganda to hold both titles. Knighted by the queen herself and trained in British military techniques, the colonialists had hoped to use him to control the people. He led the people of Uganda to independence.
Located on Kampala Road, near the Central Police Station, the War Memorial is heavily guarded by Ugandan military. It is the oldest monument in Kampala built by the British colonial government in 1945 in memory of Ugandans who died supporting British soldiers during the First and Second World Wars. Only small groups of people are allowed to enter at one time and visitors are urged to maintain decorum while there. The World War Memorial Monument is printed on the back of the 5,000 Uganda shillings note.
THE CENTENARY MONUMENT
This is positioned in the famous Centenary Park along Jinja road in close proximity to Hotel Africana. It commemorates the centenary of the Kampala City Council – the governing body of Kampala City. This feature was designed by a Makerere University Artist, Sylvia Katende, and it stretches up to 6 feet.
THE STATUE OF LEADERSHIP
This is situated in front of the Amber House on Kampala road commemorating the introduction of electricity to Kampala. The sculpture features Sir Apollo Kaggwa, the Prime Minister of Buganda Kingdom from 1890 – 1926. He is celebrated for having advocated for the extension of electricity and purified water to the Kingdom of Buganda amidst critics from the local Baganda who thought he was wasting time on unnecessary things instead of requesting for gold and guns. The 7-foot monument was facilitated by Electricity body with a hand from National Water and was uncovered in 2002 by the then Minister of Energy Hon. Saida Bbumba.
Various Institutions of learning including Universities and colleges contain monuments depicting the role of education. Kyambogo University had a monument with three kids struggling to touch a book and it was put up in commemoration of 100 years of the education sector in Uganda. The monument was unveiled by Kintu Musoke in 1996.
Makerere University has the monument titled “Hatching a New Generation” in front of the college of Natural Sciences. It depicts the new dawn in the world of academics in Uganda with the rising of many institutions under the example of the fully established Makerere University.
THE STRIDE MONUMENT
This is located amidst Kampala Serena Hotel and the Parliamentary gardens and was put up in commemoration of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) 2007. It was unveiled by the Queen of England and it is so far the most expensive monument in Uganda with a total cost of 150 million Uganda Shillings. The works of the stride monument were conducted by a team of eleven professional sculptors under the command of Prof. George Kyeyune. The wife husband and son aluminum assemblage moving forward depicts that Commonwealth countries are developing together as a family.
We will take a lunch break at St Antony’s Restaurant where we will eat Buganda cuisine. After lunch, we will return you to your accommodations for a rest after this busy morning.
VISITING RELIGIOUS INSTITUTIONS
This day will be a long and fun day as we visit The Baha’i Temple, Namirembe Archdiocese, the Gaddafi mosque, the Buddhist Temple, and the Hindu Temple.
Today you will learn about the Buganda culture and all their norms and traditions. They are a large tribe with a very interesting culture. We will visit the Kabaka’s Palace where you will see all the totems and the clans they represent.
This is the place where the Buganda kings were buried, and also where we learn of the different instruments which were used to communicate to people long time ago.
EXPLORE CITY MARKETS
We will visit Balikudembe Market which is one of the biggest markets in Kampala, and the upscale Nakasero Market where you can buy fresh fruits. We shall wind up our day with visiting the very exciting Ndere Center to watch the cultural dance performances.
Today will be an opportunity to purchase all types of souvenirs, but don’t get too excited! Remember you have to consider how many you can actually pack in order to meet the airlines guidelines on luggage, and there will be a lot of beautiful things in these markets.
Whether you are returning to Entebbe for your flight home, or continuing your travels in Uganda, today is the day we bid you goodbye and send you on your way.
Cost for two persons: 500,000UGX per person per day .
For non citizen $300usd per person per day
- Ground transportation
- English-speaking driver and guide
- Accommodations and breakfast
- Cultural performances
- Community walks
- All park and activity admission fees and permits
- Bottled water in the safari vehicles
- International air fares
- Health and travel insurance
- Meals and beverages outside of accommodations
- Personal expenses (telephone, laundry, souvenirs, etc.)
- Gratuities to our driver and guide (we suggest $5-$10 per day/per person offered at the end of the safari)
- Miscellaneous tips for porters, servers, etc.
- Activities listed as optional, or that you book directly with lodges, hotels, or other vendors
Guides tips $100 USD