14 Days Kampala City Cultural Safari
14 Days Kampala City Cultural Safari – Best cultural safari to Kampala
You will have a Kampala City cultural safari tour and view all the seven hills in the city. You will visit Namugongo shrine, the Uganda museum, Ndere center a cultural center, and also have a chance to visit the Kabaka’s trail, visit the royal tombs as well the Kabaka’s lake; a manmade lake. Then you will also visit the Naggalabi coronation site as well as the Ssezibwa falls; for black water rafting, then head to Jinja and visit River Nile source. Later go to Bujagaali falls. You will also get a chance to visit the finest Nyero Rock paintings in Kumi District and then head to Mbale to view mountain Elgon.
Further more, you will have a chance to visit a four hundred year old Nakayima tree in Hoima District and after visit the Bunyoro Kingdom in Western Uganda. Then we shall visit Kibale National Park and view various primates like the red tailed monkeys, Mangabeys, Olive baboons among others. Again we shall as well do chimps tracking and a visit to mabeerega Nyinamwiru. We will also visit Kasenyi tracks and Kob mating grounds; and also view Lions, elephants, buffaloes, hyenas and many more. Then we will also visit the Ntusi mounds as well as the Bigobyamugenyi fort and also visit the Equator on the way back to Kampala.
Upon arrival, we meet and then transfer you to your hotel. Then overnight at Serena or Sheraton or Hotel Africana or Bativa Hotel.
After breakfast we shall go for a Kampala city tour ‘‘the capital city’’ of Uganda,
It is known as the city of seven hills, we shall visit the Uganda martyrs shrine in Namugongo; where many Christian converts were burnt alive by one of the late kings of Buganda. While there, we shall have a chance for a brief history of the kingdom and the martyrs; then continue to the Uganda Museum. After we shall go for lunch at Nandos or any other restaurant of your choice; then after lunch, we shall drive to Ndere center for traditional food preparing. Then dinner and overnight at the Ndere center or any other place in Kampala.
Today we shall go for the Kabaka’s trail with packed lunch. This is much more than just sight-seeing, the Trail gives you a chance to learn about the hidden and forgotten history of Buganda, as well as to experience an authentic, traditional culture â€” with dance, music, craft-making, spiritual healing and storytelling, we shall start with the Buganda royal tombs in Kasubi the tradition burial place for the last four kings of Buganda, here we have a brief history of the kingdom of Buganda and also have a chance to sit in the biggest grass thatched house in the whole world that is still looking good (by UNESCO), here we shall see the back cloth a local fabric made from a local tree. From here we shall transfer to the Kabaka’s lake a manmade lake in the suburbs of Kampala visit the Naggalabi coronation site. Then dinner and overnight at Serena or Sheraton or Hotel Africana or Bativa Hotel.
After an early breakfast we transfer to Jinja, Visit the Ssezibwa falls that emerge from a twin river; the only place where black water rafting can take place in Africa with its beauty and healing in harmony. After sightseeing, we shall continue to Jinja for lunch at the crested crane hotel.Then after lunch visit the source of the longest River “the Nile”. Here, we shall take a motorized canoe to see the spot where the Nile is believed to originate from, after we drive to Bujagaali falls. Then overnight at Jinja Nile resort/Nile Porch/Sunset/Paradise hotel depending on the budget.
After breakfast, we transfer to Kumi. While there, we view the Nyero Rock paintings; widely recognized as oneof the finest rock paintings in East Africa. The Nyero Rock paintings in are surrounded by intrigue and mystery. They were drawn about 400 years ago. Then drive back to Mbale. Later on, overnight at Mt. Elgon Hotel/Sunrise Inn Mbale.
Transfer back to Kampala, then overnight at Serena or Sheraton or Hotel Africana or Holiday Express Inn.
Transfer to Hoima. We visit the Nakayima tree; a four hundred year old tree enroute, near the Kampala-Fort Portal road. This is known to contain the spirit of Ndahura; a medieval Bachwezi king. Then we continue to Hoima, and finally overnight at Crown hotel.
Visit the kingdom of the Banyoro and the burial site for the late kings of Banyoro; then transfer to Fort portal. We will drive southward; down the western edge of Uganda through winding agricultural lands. While there, villagers and their children will show their friendly nature and wave out. This is a glimpse of the Ugandan way of rural life. Then we will enter the crater-lake region located underneath. Finally overnight at Mountains of the Moon Hotel/ Tooro resort.
After an early morning breakfast, we drive to Kibaale NP reported to be home to the greatest variety and highest concentration of primates in the world. Thirteen (13) different species have been identified here. While there, we shall go for Chimp tracking. Here we also have a chance to see a variety of other primates like; the Grey-cheeked Mangabeys, Vervet, L’Hoerst and Red tailed Monkeys, Olive Baboons, Red Colobus, Black and white Colobus Monkeys. Later in the afternoon, we shall drive to the Tooro King’s palace for a brief history of the kingdom. Then we shall visit the burial site for the late kings of Tooro Kingdom; after, visit the Nyakasura commonly known as the breasts of Nyinamwiru (“Mabeere ga nyinamwiru”). Then dine and overnight at Mountains of the moon hotel / Tooro resort.
After breakfast, we transfer to Queen Elizabeth NP, then game drive as you enter the park to your hotel. Here, we have a chance to view a variety of wildlife. Then dine and overnight Mweya safari lodge.
Morning game drive through Kasenyi tracks and Kob mating grounds in search for lions, Elephants, Buffalo, Hyena, Giant Forest Hogs, and other game. Then after, we shall go for an afternoon boat ride on the Kazinga Channel; believed to host the largest concentration of Hippos in Africa, a variety of migrant birds. We may have a chance to see a variety of other animals as they come to the channel for water. Then dine and overnight Mweya safari lodge or Jacana or Katara lodge or Hippo pool or at the institute of ecology guest house depending on the budget.
Transfer to Masaka, overnight Hotel Brovad/ Tropic Inn.
Transfer to Ntusi in Ssembabule district, visit the Ntusi mounds; these are the two man-made mounds which are locally known as Ntusi male and Ntusi female. Although most other features have been disturbed by human habitation, Ntusi village; a 1 km square is another unique example of an island of heavy archaeological depositions of later Iron Age; surrounded by a very wide expanse of barren rolling grassland. Then we shall visit Bigobyamugenyi Fort; which is around 16km away from the mounds. In the traditions, Bigo and Ntusi are related; both being associated with the legendary Bachwezi rulers. Then overnight at Rain bow hotel Ssembabule. Here we may visit some schools and the local people and interact with them.
Transfer back to Kampala, then stopover at the equator for coffee or tea. Later, we shall continue and stop over at Mpambire drum makers to see the process of drum making after continue to Kampala; depending on your flight time, we may visit markets like Nakasero, crafts markets at the national theatre and Buganda Road shopping for souvenirs. Then fiinally transfer back to airport for your flight, end of services.
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What is included in this safari:
- Chimpanzee permit
- Game drives
- 4 WD Vehicle – with a pop – up roof for scenic viewing
- A professional English speaking driver guide
- Park and site entrance fees
- Free Wi-Fi internet in the vehicle
- All ground transportation and fuel
- Accommodation and Meals
- All activities / service as per itinerary
- Drinking water in the vehicle
Exclusions of the safari:
- International air fares
- Activities / services not included in the itinerary
- Alcoholic drinks / wines
- Laundry and any service of personal nature