Kampala City Tour, Jinja Culture Town tour
You can always make good use of your day in Kampala before you start your Uganda safari. You can various short exciting tours to make your day and among them includes the:
1 Day Kampala City Tour
Kampala city Tour
Kampala Uganda’s capital city and also the largest in the whole country is popularly known as the city of seven hills. This is basically because it was originally set on seven different hills and people that visited it named it “Kasozi Ka – Mpala” which means the “Hill of Impalas”. They essentially named it so because it has so many impalas that could run from one hill to another through the valleys. There are a number of exciting place which you can visit whereas we divide the two into the Kabaka’s trail and the historical sites trails . You can choose to visit one tail or blend the two trails buut cannot visit both in one day. We therefore advise that you blend the visit in order to make it interesting though some times , the Kabaka’s tail is better to be done alone because visiting all its sites gives you a clear idea of the history of Buganda Kingdom .A guide from AA safaris will pick you up from the hotel after your breakfast and drive you around Kampala city .
He will en rich you with information about Kampala that includes the history and current.
Places to visit in the Kampala city tour will include;
- The Uganda Museum on Kira road,
- Art Galleries and markets like African village along Buganda road,
- The Bahai Temple,
- Makerere University, among others
- Owino and Nakasero Markets,
- One of the suburbs of Kampala to see how people live locally .
- The Kabaka’s trail . which includes ; Katereke Prison ditch, Nagalabi coronation centre, Kasubi tombs, Wamala tombs , Namugongo Martyr’s shrine and ssezzibwa Falls .
- Parliamentary Buildings.
- Art Galleries and markets like African village along Buganda road
- Makerere University, among others
You will have much fun and see different unique things more so in the art galleries, museum and the tombs. At the end of the day you will be driven back to your hotel where you will have your dinner and sleep as you wait for your trip the next day.
Kampala city tour will cost you US $200
Alternatively, you can go for a Jinja city Tour on your day before a safari.
Jinja was the first capital city of Uganda and was and still know for having the source of the Nile at the famous Rippon Falls and the Owen Falls damn from where all the electricity that is supplied across the entire country and countries in the neighborhood is generated and it is situated downstream from the Nile’s source. This water flows from Lake Victoria and then stretches 4000 miles up to the Mediterranean Sea. To enjoy this tour, you will be picked from your hotel in Kampala immediately after your break fast and proceed to Jinja along the Kampala-Jinja road highway. Along the way, you may stop if you are interested at the sugar cane plantations at Lugazi as well as Kakira, another stop over will be at the largest natural forest that Uganda has got which is Mabira Forest and in side are so many different primates, birds and tree species which you have an opportunity to see if you take time and enter a little bit inside through the different routes , there also different accommodation facilities inside there since so many tourists are interested in visiting this forest. You will proceed to Jinja to source of the Nile and the Owen falls dam, you will have you lunch at Samuka Islands after this, you will go to Bujagali falls which is a converging point for many water rapids and here you will see swimmers dive under those high tides and listen to the rushing sound before you come back to Kampala in the evening. This trip will just like the other cost you US $200.
While in Jinja on safari, you can get to enjoy some of the activities done there and they include;
Wild water rafting is along the source of the river Nile and every body that is above 16 years is free to enjoy since there is no experience is needed. It is very true that majority of the people from different parts of the world have never rafted, all training and equipment is provided on the day. You will only need the custom made lifejackets so that you feel safe and comfort, you will have a great buffet lunch on a beautiful mid-river island, much beer, soda and water or any thing else that you may want.
The exercise for this day also costs $200 US dollars.
Another activity may be
The Nile High Bungee must be one of the most remarkable bungee jumps in the World! The thrill seekers prepare to jump 44 meters directly down to the source of the Nile. This Nile High Bungee was set up using world-leading innovation to make the jump a state of the art personal challenge experience. It was constructed to the best international standards set in New Zealand and Australia which is why you should be amongst the first few people to bungee jump into the source of the Nile.
The price for this one day excursion is $200 US dollars.
Please note that we also provide tailor made safaris and tours or expeditions to Africa involving cruises, visiting primates, sightseeing tours, adventure trails , mount trekking and trips to various safari journeys in africa. Murchison Falls National Park Uganda
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