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Kampala ~ the capital

KAMPALA CENTRAL

KAMPALA CITY – AT A GLANCE

A first time visitor to Kampala could be forgiven for being shocked by the apparent chaos in this cradle of happiness. Please do not be alarmed, it is all part of the Kampala charm. Spread over various hills, the city offers modern amnesties amidst brilliant sunshine. Accommodation facilities vary from budget to luxury, the choice is yours. Kampala oozes with the zest for life. This explains the exciting motorbike taxies (locally called boda boda). Their urgency to get you to your destination is well matched with the excitement you get while maneuvering through the city suburbs. View of Kampala Never the less, Kampala today bustles with infectious jamming energy, from the various entertainment spots and shows throughout the year, no wonder it is referred to as ‘East Africa’s Entertainment capital’. It can be jammed or quiet in some areas then immaculately pristine in others but the mix of sounds and colors convey a city that cannot easily succumb to boredom.

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Kampala tour

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                • Namugongo Uganda Martyes Trail.

               

               

           

           

       

       

 

 

 

        • Rubaga Cathedral

       

       

 

 

 

        • St. Paul’s Cathedral, Namirembe.

       

       

 

 

 

        • Bahai Temple

       

       

 

 

 

        • Makerere University

       

       

 

 

 

        • Kasubi Tombs

       

       

 

 

 

        • Kabaka’s Lake

       

       

 

MOVING AROUND KAMPALA

Kampala traffic jam can be frustrating, just like many other cities around the world, but with the flexibility of moving on boda boda you get to maneuver the traffic and get to your destination in time. However you are advised to have an helmet while using a boda boda. kampala boda boda

KAMPALA TAXIS

Using commuter taxis in Kampala is yet another awakening experience, taking through the streets suburbs and outskirts of the city. You’re advised to move with someone familiar with the city as it may be easy to get off from a totally different corner of kampala.

Fresh fruits in Kampala The tropical climate along the equator provides quite a conduciveweather for vegetation, and fruits throughout the entire year. You should visit and enjoy the freshness right from the garden. St. Paul’s Cathedral, Namirembe. St. Paul’s Cathedral (Commonly known as Namirembe Cathedral) on Namirembe hill is where the Angllican Church of Uganda built the oldest cathedral in Uganda. There have been at least four versions of this church since 1890 as some were destroyed by fire. The present day structure was constructed between 1915 and 1919. It probably has the largest pipe organ piano in Uganda.

Uganda Martyes Trail. The Uganda Martyrs Trail is Uganda’s exclusive faith tourism experience found nowhere else. The trail takes you through the first Christian missionaries, and martyrs trails. It ends up at Namugongo, east of Kampala, where most of the Uganda martyrs were burnt at the stake. Today, every 3rd June, a public holiday, Uganda and the rest of the Christine world commemorate the Uganda Martyrs. Of the 45 martyrs, 22 are today saits in Roman Catholic Church. The other 23 are from the Anglican church of Uganda. Three popes, including the current pope Francis have visited the Namugongo shrine and Uganda Martyrs Museum.

Rubaga Cathedral It was in 1800’s when Christian missionaries first wandered into central Uganda. Their subsequent influence is clearly seen today in the churches perched atop the most prominent hills of the cathedral kampala. The catholics were given Rubaga hill where the Cathedral imposingly stands. This Romanesque structure with the twin belfry has all the trappings of great houses of worship found in Europe or south America. Once inside, the grandness is intensified by the colourful paintings and mosaics that depict a mix of both African and European influence united in their faith. It is here where you will find the remains of the first African catholic Bishop in Uganda, Bishop Joseph Kiwanuka.  

BAHAI TEMPLE The Bahai faith was introduced to Uganda at the beginning of 1958. The Bahai temple, the only one of its kind in Africa and one of 6 worldwide, was built and completed in 1961 atop kikaya hill in Kyebando, a Kampala suburb. Destined by Charles Mason Ramey, the temple sits on a 50 – acre site with immaculate gardens that attract people from far and wide. The tranquility you experience in and out of the temple is in itself a triumph to the designer.

NATIONAL MOSQUE. Found in the Old Kampala, the national mosque stands overlooking the central business district of Kampala originally named after the late Libyan leader, Mummar Qaddafi, the national Mosque is Africa’s second largest Mosque Visits to the Mosque are  permitted under the rues of the establishment. A walk to the top of the minaret gives you a panoramic view of Kampala

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