This 4 Days Kampala City cultural tour allows you to explore the ancient Kingdom of Buganda with its magical cultural sites like the Kabaka’s Lake, the Kasubi Tombs, the Kabaka’s Palace, Naggalabi Coronation Site and the Wamala tombs along the Ssezibwa falls, the national heritage and historical sites like the Uganda National Museum not forgetting the magical Kagulu hill in Busoga.
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- Visit the Kasubi tombs,
- Visit the Kabaka’s palace (Lubiri),
- The man-made Kabaka’s Lake,
- Uganda National Museum & the craft centers
- Tour the Naggalabi Coronation Site & Wamala Tombs
- Tour the Kagulu hill & make a stop at Ssezibwa Falls
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On Arrival at Entebbe International airport, you will be received and greeted by a representative of Equatorial Wild Safaris who will later transfer you to your Hotel in Kampala where you will spend a Night.
Dinner and overnight at Protea Hotel Kampala (High end) or Fairway Hotel (Midrange) or Red chili Hideaway Kampala (Budget) Meal plan (Dinner)
After breakfast, embark on the cultural tour with in Kampala city. You explore the cultural sites of Buganda Kingdom which is one of the last surviving large Kingdoms in Africa. The tour also exposes you to the heritage sites of national significance. You will explore the Kasubi tomb which is a world heritage site and a burial ground for the Kings of Buganda. At the moment, there are four Kings laid to rest at the site. You will proceed to tour the Kings Palace at Lubiri which is the main seat of the King of Buganda.
You will explore the ancient fire that has never stopped burning unless the King is dead. You can take a walk along the fascinating Royal mile and connect to Bulange Parliament, which is the traditional center for Lukiiko that demonstrates that Buganda already had an established Parliament even before the coming of Europeans. The tour will proceed to the Kabaka’s lake which is a man-made lake that was dug by King Mwanga of Buganda in the pre-colonial Uganda.
It is a magical experience! After lunch, you will tour the Uganda National Museum which features historical, cultural geological and a range of other artifacts of Uganda and the day is crowned by the tour to the craft centers along Buganda road, the Nommo gallery and the National Theater to explore various art crafts made or sold in Uganda.
Dinner and overnight at Protea Hotel Kampala (High end) or Fairway Hotel (Midrange) or Red chili Hideaway Kampala (Budget) Meal plan (Full board)
You drive after breakfast to Naggalabi coronation site which is in Buddo. You explore the coronation site of the Kings of Buganda attending to a themed interpretation from a local guide on how Naggalabi became to be the coronation site and the significance of various houses, the sites, physical features among other aspects at the site to the Kingdom of Buganda and their role in the coronation process.
You explore the mound where Kintu killed Bemba from, the Buganda house where the King spends some days after the coronation, Gusinze tree which is noted to be over 200 years old and a re-known court in the traditional Buganda among other aspects.
You retreat from Naggalabi before lunch and drive to Wamala for a tour of the Wamala tombs where you explore the ancient tomb of Ssekabaka Ssuna of Buganda who is noted to have had 148 wives and produced 218 children, He is the last Buganda King to have had a jaw bone which is believed to contain his spirit placed in the royal shrine and taken care by his descendants.
Dinner and overnight at Protea Hotel Kampala (High end) or Fairway Hotel (Midrange) or Red chili Hideaway Kampala (Budget) Meal plan (Full Board)
This day you explore the Ssezibwa Falls which is another cultural site of Buganda noted to have been born by a woman and the Kings of Buganda tend to go there for worship and cleansing. From Ssezibwa, you proceed to hike the Kagulu in Buyende past Jinja to encounter the culture of the Basoga. The protruding rock is noted to be the place where Namutukula is believed to have landed upon arrival.
At the site, there are other smaller hills which are believed to be the wives of Kagulu including Mawaale, Kagwese, Mpanga, Nakyeere, Butadewo and Bukolimo. In the north of the hill, there lies a traditional shrine of an aging oracle named Mandwa Kagulu Nabiryo who is noted to be haunted by 45 spirits who own and patrol the Kagulu hill.
It is a magical site for culture and at the same time for adventure and sight-seeing. After lunch, your guide will transfer you to Entebbe International Airport to catch up with your out bond flight back home or to your next destination.
Meal plan (Breakfast and Lunch)
End Of Safari
- Full Board Accommodation on Safari
- Transportation in either 4X4 Safari Van or 4X4 Safari Land Cruiser all with Pop up roof & AC
- Professional English Speaking driver guide. Any other foreign language speaking guide can be arranged on request.
- Entrance fees to the tourist sites including Protected areas mentioned
- Activity fees of the tourist activities mentioned
- Bottled water while on safari
- General tips for the driver guide, site guides and service staff at the lodges
- Laundry Services
- Other Beverages / drinks of personal nature like Alcohol
- International Flights
- Optional Activity fees
- Other extras not mentioned in the Itinerary