Things To Do & See in Uganda, Uganda Safari Tours
Things To Do And See in Uganda, Uganda Safari Tour Adventures
Travel to Uganda on Safari Adventure Tour and you will experience the best safari Tours in Africa for the country has lots of safari attractions that can be watched and adventured by all kinds of travelers from all over the world.
The Country has safari activities that vary from the prominent Gorilla Trekking Tours at Bwindi Forest National park and Mgahinga National park, Chimpanzee Tracking at kibale Forest National park, kyambura Gorge, Kalinzu Forest, Budongo Forest at kaniyo Pabidi Eco Tourism Site and Wildlife Safaris at Murchison Falls National Park, Lake Mburo National park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Kidepo National Park, Semliki National park as well as Bird watching to Cultural Encounters as you visit the various Cultural Sites around the Country.
City Tours , Kampala Safari Tours, Cultural Safaris in Uganda
The city tour in Uganda involves transferring to various destinations around Uganda that are close to the capital- Kampala.
Some of the attractions one can visit while in Kampala are legendary, historical, mysterious and very relevant to all travelers looking to experience the best encounters.
These include the Uganda Museum, the Uganda Martry’s Shrine, Kasubi tombs etc. These are available 24/7 to offer the best experiences to all travelers that get there while on safari holiday vacation in the pearl of Africa-Uganda
These are strategically located on Kasubi hill within Kampala Uganda and are a very prominent religious destination for all the Baganda people due to the fact that at this place, the ancient four kings of the Kingdom are buried.
The people of Buganda go here to remember and celebrate the lives of their Kings. The place is highly respected due to the fact that it is where hierarchies of the Buganda Kings are fully considered and appreciated. The Kabaka and his representatives always meet here to make rituals that are in line to the Ganda culture. The Kasubi tombs hills is divided into three different areas i.e the main tomb area situated on the western end of the site, behind the tombs is an area consisting of buildings, graveyards and on the Eastern side is agriculture.
Thatching of the tombs
The thatching of the tombs is done by the members of the Ngeye clan (Colobus monkey clan) who are the only people responsible to do this work. The thatching skills are passed on from the elders of the clan to the young ones during the apprenticeship ceremony. The grass is prepared in tapering bundles that are easily laid onto the roof structure without being tied except the first layers at the bottom a style that is very unique from the way ordinary and European thatches are built. When one of the bundles is rotten, it is easily pulled out and replaced which makes maintenance of the thatches very flexible and easy. There are regulations/ restrictions to entering the building for example, widows, pregnant women are not accepted to enter the building during renovations due to the belief that their presence could cause leakages. In addition, the thatchers are not supposed to have sexual relations while thatching. The people that belong to the Leopard clan decorate the poles
2. Namirembe Diocese
Namirembe Diocese is an ancient diocese situated in the province of the church of Uganda that was founded in 1897 as the diocese of Uganda until it was renamed the “ Namirembe Diocese” in 1960. The diocese occupies Wakiso District, Kalangala as well as some parts of Kampala city consisting of 1 Cathedral deanery, 61 parishes, 6 Arcdeaconaries and 342 local churches. The values of the church diocese are Godliness, Integrity, Selfless service, Unity of Christ, Upholding Biblical Family Values.
3. Rubaga Cathedral
St Mary’s Cathedral also referred to as Rubaga Cathedral is a Roman Catholic Church situated along Rubaga Hill approximately 5 Kilometers from the City center. The hill was once before a palace of the prominent King of Buganda i.e King Mutesa I and was and was offered to Bishop Hirth by his successor King Mwanga in 1889. The building was begun in 1914 and was finished in 1925.
4. Uganda Museum
The Uganda Museum is a museum in Kampala, Uganda that displays natural historical, traditional and ethnological collections of Uganda’s cultural heritage. The Museum was established in 1908 with other playable musical instruments, weaponry, hunting equipment, archaeology and entomology. This is the oldest museum in East Africa to keep ethnographic material so as for the future generations to view and learn more about the artifacts and tools that were used by the ancient kings. The Museum has various sections like the; Ethnography gallery which holds over 100,000 objects of history and culture value.
There is a customary reed door that leads to demonstrations on health, objects of warfare, knowledge systems, ordinary dressing and other ceremonial practices. There are also ordinary wooden stools, traditional justice displays, backcloth displays, Gomesi and Kanzu’s (traditional wear). There is also the Music Gallery which shows cases a collection of musical instruments from various destinations around Uganda and these are organized depending on main groups of the unique Music instruments like percussions, drums, wind and string instruments.
There are also many different collections that exist from the 1960s and these are displayed in the Natural History /Palaeontology Gallery that is free to be visited any time. The cultural village is also another area to visit with cultural materials like milk pots made from wood (ebyanzi), gourd vessels, basketry, beadwork, horn work, ceramics, cutlery, leatherworks, armory and musical instruments.he houses around are thatched and distributed according to various tribes. The houses here include; the Bamba House, Batooro House, Bunyoro House, Hima House, Ankole House and Kigezi House representing the tribes in the western part of Uganda etc. From the Eastern part of Uganda are the Busoga House, Jopadhola House, Bugisu House, Teso House and Karamojong House etc.
4. Uganda Martry's Shrine
The Uganda Martyr’s is a Catholic church that was donated to the Martyrs of Uganda who shed their blood for the Christian faith and these were murdered by the prominent King Mwanga. It was founded and constructed in 1967 with stunning and exceptional interior and exterior with a designed shape as well as architectural plan.
There are about 1000 seats organized in a circular form with 22 copper pillars that are 100 ft long and these support the shrine. It is suitably located approximately 15 kilometers East of Kampala off Jinja road and a place where 14 of the 22 Uganda Martrys were assassinated on the orders of King Mwanga in 1886 after refusing to condemn their Christian Faith.
These were officially killed on 3rd June 1886 and this day has been officially made a relevant day to the people from the Catholic religion who gather to remember the deeds of these Christian devotes. The shrine has a man made lake that has been visited and known to have holy water that is usually taken by the believers/ pilgrims who have testified that it has healed them of their diseases. Around the lake is the pavilion which makes the entire area very beautiful and this can accommodate big occasions since people/ believers from all over the world can sit here and relax on days like the 3rd June every year.
5. Casino Simba
Casino Simba is situated in Kampala the capital of Uganda and is situated in the Garden City Mall Complex and stands at 16,684 square feet with a gaming area that features over 130 gaming machines as well as 22 tables and poker games. The Casino is open and free to be visited from Monday-Thursday from noon to 6:00 am, weekends 24 hours. The gaming machines are of international standards and include slot machines, poker games, roulette tables, slot machines despite the fact that gambling is not the only thing that takes place here. There is also a Continental Restaurant that serves delicious meals, a bar with a wide selection of wines and a stage Jazz band that usually plays music for the gamblers. Visit the casino to experience the best ambiance and stay in the crowded city of Kampala. There is very tight security as well as experienced personnel trained to protect the clients that visit the Casino.
6. Forest Park Resort
Forest Park Resort is situated about 17.6km off Kampala in Buloba and requires one about 21 minutes to reach the destination so as to relax. The resort is very beautiful with alt of greenery and a manmade lake that is beautiful to spot and visitors can take on boat rides an experience that is so thrilling and breathe taking. The resort is a perfect destination for family, gatherings, camping, fishing etc. The area is serene and offers fishing opportunities and you will have a chance to spot the monkeys playing around the forest bar section. A volley ball pad is also available and football games can be taken on along the mini-soccer pitch.
7. Bahai Temple
Founded and built in 1958, the Bahai temple is situated along the top of Kikaya hill approximately 7 km on the Gayaza road in the prominent city of Kampala. The temple is in a dorm structure and can be spotted from a distance in the nearest suburbs of the city like Makerere, Ntinda, Bukoto etc. The temple is surrounded with verdant green trees and flowers, bushes that are stunning and very good to look at and appreciate. There are vibrant beautiful birds as well as animals like squirrels. Most birders around the world get here to spot the birds due to the fact that the area inhabits various species like the Wahlberg’s Eagle, Crowned Hornbill, Black-and-white Casqued Hornbill, Red-eyed Dove, Black-and-white Shrike-flycatcher, Eastern Grey Plantain-eater, Common Bulbul, African Green Pigeon, Palmnut Vulture, Ruppell’s Long-tailed Starling, Pied Crow, Yellow-fronted Tinker bird, Bronze Mannikin, Tropical Boubou, African Citril, Grey-backed Camaroptera etc
Cultural Safari Tour Adventures in Uganda, Experience the Culture of Uganda
Transfer to the beautiful Uganda a country with very many diverse cultures, paleontological, archeological, historical, traditional and colonial sites that can be explored by all tourists around the world. There are many cultures in the country and these include the prominent Buganda and Batooro Kingdoms that have a lot to offer than the other Kingdoms like Banyooro, Basoga, Banyankole etc.
These will give you exceptional encounters to all travelers due to their uniqueness from the rest of cultures around the world. In Buganda, you will transfer to the Kasubi tombs where you will learn more about the lives of the ancient Kings of Buganda as well as the way they led the people, then later you will go to the coronation site of Naggalabi where the kings are crowned to lead the people/ Kingdom.
You can also transfer to the Palace of the Kabaka (king) at Bulange Mengo as well as the Masengere building where all leaders of clans have offices and can be met to solve any issues in their specific clans. You can also transfer to the Ndere Cultural center to experience and enjoy Music, dance and drama performances from the local people who will warmly welcome you to Uganda. These will perform various local songs as well as plays in which you can also engage in an encounter that is so remarkable and unique.
Transfer to the Western part of the country at Fort Portal to learn and experience the Batooro people/ culture as well. In Kampala, there are various cultural sites that can be visited like the Walumbe Etanda site a place with massive holes descending down into the ground and these are believed to be the holes in which Walumbe a bad spirit descended after being defeated and he has been there until today.
You will find people singing various songs to appease the spirits and there are rules you will be told to follow so as not to fall victim of any unexpected circumstances. For example, if you just move aimlessly, you might fall into the holes and the moment you get there, you will never come back to life since no one knows how long these dark holes are. We offer tailor made cultural tours around the country so as to ensure you get the best of Uganda’s local culture to the fullest. Visit Uganda to experience unique encounters with the people of various tribes/ cultures and customs.