1 Day Cultural Tour in Uganda
1 day cultural tour in Uganda: As part of an exciting adventure of your 1 day cultural tour in Uganda, you will visit one of the memorable heritage sites in Uganda that will ensure you have an amazing time during your safari. You will get to see the seven hills of Kampala city which will offer breathtaking views as you get to visit the different sites in the country, as part of your 1 day cultural tour in Uganda, you will get to visit numerous sites like the Kabaka’s palace, Idi Amin torture chambers, the royal mile where you will get an insight of the culture of the people of Uganda which will offer an informative, educative and memorable safari in the country.
To kick start your 1 day cultural tour in Uganda, at a location of your choice in Kampala city, your tour guide for the day a representative of our tour company will pick you up and take you through your 1 day cultural tour in Uganda, the rules and regulations to follow, your expectations for the tour among other features. after the safari, you will make your way to the king’s palace where you will have rewarding cultural experiences as you visit the palace for the king of Buganda kingdom. At the palace you will be taken back in history of how there was blood shed during the 1966 Kabaka crisis where Milton Obote launched a surprise attack on the then king Muteesa the second who flee the kingdom and Obote used the palace as a military barracks. And for the blood that was shed in the palace, a reason why he doesn’t stay there anymore, interesting about the palace is its architectural which was copied from England that is the Buckingham palace that is also another mesmerising feature that can be seen while at the palace.
still at the palace you will visit Idi Amin’s torture chambers which were used as punishment grounds for people that were against his rule here he electrocuted them, beat them to death and later on threw them on the streets of Kampala to send warning to the people that were opposing his rule aswell. You will also proceed to the Kabaka’s lake the biggest manmade in Uganda and east Africa which was dug on the orders of Kabaka Mwanga who also ordered the killing of the Uganda martyrs. After the rewarding experience you will make your way to the Uganda museum along the royal mile which connects the Buganda parliament to the king’s palace which will offer amazing experiences because along the road/ the royal mile you will get to see monuments that represent the different clans in Buganda kingdom.
On reaching the Uganda museum the national museum of Uganda where you will see a number of attractions including the evolution of money with different notes from different years, the first printer in Uganda, different local musical instruments like the xylophone among others. At the back of the museum you will find different huts representing the different regions in Uganda each hut for instance the Kigezi hut you will see items like the grinding stone used to grind millet in order to make flour which is later turned into millet bread a staple food for people from western Uganda. Visiting the different huts will enable you understand the tribes and their culture.
After an exciting tour at the Uganda museum, you will make your way to the Uganda martyrs shrine in Namugongo where you will have lunch ad also have an amazing time understanding more about the people that died for their faith in Christ and are now recognized as saints by the Roman Catholic Church. At the shrine you can visit the Namugongo martyrs museum where you will be given an insight of what transpired for their death. You will get to see a number of monuments that tell a story about how the Uganda martyrs were killed on the orders of the king’s advisor the cruel Mukajanga which are depicted in the pictorials among others that can be seen around the museum, you will also get to visit the pond where a number of martyrs were killed today, it is believed that the water in the pond is considered to be holy claiming it can cure a number of diseases and a number of complication like impotence bareness among others. This will mark the end of your 1 day cultural tour in Uganda.
- Pickup and drop off in Kampala
- An English speaking guide
- Entrance permits
- All activities included on the itinerary
- Entrance permits
- Meals and bottled water
- 4X4 safari vehicle & Fuel
- Visa fees
- Personal expenses
- Uganda visa fees
- Activities that are not included on the itinerary