Explore Kampala at its Best in Uganda

Kampala city

Kampala city is home to thousands of Ugandan businesses and the major international and regional companies and the organizations; including the headquarters of the east African Development bank and Makerere University; one of East and central Africa’s premier institutes of higher education. This city has greatly attracted many safari tours to the country. The city grew as the capital of the Buganda Kingdom. It is from which several buildings survive; including the Kasubi tombs, Lubiri palace, the Buganda parliament and the Buganda court of Justice. This city has since expanded with constructions of new buildings including; hotels, banks, shopping malls, educational institutions, hospitals, and the improvements of war torn buildings and infrastructures. This city was also a city of seven hills, but over time expanded to more.

The other features on the city include; the Uganda museum, Uganda National Theatre, Nakasero Market and St Balikuddembe Market where one can buy African print fabrics and the interesting Artefacts. Kampala also hosts one of the only seven Bahai houses of worship in the world. This is situated on Kikaya Hill on the outskirts of the city; this has also attracted many tourists to come for safaris to the country. The Ahmadiyya central mosque is the main mosque of the Muslim community. It has six minarets and can hold up to 9000 worshipers. The Gadaffi mosque is an impressive mosque that was built by the former Libyan leader Colonel Gaddafi. This is the largest mosque and the second biggest mosque in Africa.

The Namugongo Martyr’s shrine is a memorial place. This is where 22  young Catholic martyrs were burnt to ashes after rebelling against Kabaka Mwanga; when he ordered to stop worshiping the missionary‘s preached God/religion. Every 3rd June the Catholic Church and their counterparts the Anglicans flock this place in honor of their religious heroes. Kabaka’s palace and the Idi Amin’s torture chambers are located on Mengo Hill; exactly one mile up from a short boat tour. All these have greatly attracted many safari tourists to Uganda.

Lake Victoria, the second largest freshwater in the world provides an opportunity to enjoy a short boat tour. There are also various accommodation facilities that are affordable for the people visiting the capital of Uganda. This also includes a gorgeous and expansive resort and various classes of the hotels in the city hence increasing Uganda safaris.

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