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1 Day Kampala City Tour

Independence Monument, Speke Road, Kampala, Uganda
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The I Day Kampala City Tour takes you to Uganda’s capital. Kampala is the largest metropolitan area in the country with a population of about 1,800,000 people. Before the British and Arabs came to Uganda, Kampala was reserved as a hunting ground for the Kabaka. It had one of the largest population of Impala in the country and that is where the name Kampala (“The hill of the Impala”) comes from.  The rolling hills, valleys and wetlands were perfect habitat for antelopes. The city was built on 7 hills (Old Kampala, Kololo, Mengo, Rubaga, Nsambya, Namirembe and Kibuli) initially but has now grown to cover over 20 hills.

Kampala is Uganda’s major industrial and commercial city. The central business area is composed of shopping malls, banks, forex bureaus, insurance companies, hotels, restaurants, casinos and government offices. Although Luganda is the main language spoken, the population in the city is diverse and you can find people from all parts of Uganda. Almost everyone in Kampala can understand and speak English. The people are drawn to Kampala because it is where all the action, social services and opportunities can be found. The weather in Kampala is great and warm for most of the year because of its location along the equator. For a foreigner, Kampala is the best place to learn and appreciate the cultural diversity in the country.



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This 1 day Tour of Kampala city will take you to discover one of the most vibrant cities in East Africa. You will visit all the major attractions in Kampala city including the key commercial, educational, cultural, religious and historical landmarks/centers. While visiting these landmarks and commercial centers, you will get numerous opportunities to mingle with the people. Ugandan’s are extremely friendly and one of the most accommodative in the world. Uganda is the only country where refugees are given the same opportunities as citizens of the country. It is extremely rare to find Ugandans complaining about the over 1 million refugees in the country.

Although this 1 day Kampala city tour ends in the evening, a night tour can be arranged with one of our Guides to experience the Kampala nightlife. If you request for a night tour, expect to be taken to the top night clubs, casinos and restaurants. Kampala is known a “city that never sleeps”. Folks party up to the wee hours of the morning from Monday to Sunday.

This 1 Day Kampala city tour will be led by our local Guide who is also the driver. The Guide/Driver will ensure that you are safe amidst all the chaos and activity in the city center. Lunch is included in this tour and the Guide will ensure that you eat some local food like Luwombo, Matooke or rolex.  Traveling will be by car but you will walk on foot to most of the landmarks. By the end of this 1 day tour of Kampala city, we hope you would have had a good understanding of the unique culture, behavior, traditions and lifestyle of Ugandans. The city tour can start and end anywhere in Kampala, Entebbe or Jinja.


  • Airport transfers
  • A Full time driver/guide
  • Fees for all activities
  • Bottled water and lunch along the way
  • Transport in 4X4 vehicle
  • International flights, Visa fees and Personal expenses (laundry, crafts, drinks, cigars, souvenirs and tips)

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Independence Monument, Speke Road, Kampala, Uganda


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