Things to do in Kampala

Top Things to Do in Kampala - Kampala Must-See Attractions

Things to Do in Kampala


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Top Attractions in Kampala

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  • abdushariffmuhumuza
    Kampala, Uganda5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    It was a real amazing experience with the best informed tour guides. The city from the top of the minaret is extremely sup!
    Written 14 March 2024
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  • cas brat
    Limburg Province, The Netherlands9 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very beautiful view of the city from the hill.i came here on a sunday and we loved it.after the sunday service we were given a guide who can give us more history.very knowleadgeble and friendly local guide.
    Written 23 April 2024
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  • Getaway42807698137
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is a great way to learn about the importance of local initiatives and communities, their amazing projects and the stories behind it (for example houses built out of plastic bottles, a sustainable charcoal production or an initiative against sexual harassment and many more social and sustainable businesses). The people at SINA are the friendliest and the tour gave great insights into the founding story as well
    Written 12 April 2024
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  • cas brat
    Limburg Province, The Netherlands9 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    visited with some friends we met in kampala,The staffs in uganda museum are extremely friendly but the museum needs alot to be done.some small renovations
    Written 23 April 2024
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  • Joe
    County Galway, Ireland36 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very informative and the guide was a wealth of knowledge, I'm happy I visited Kabaka's Palace. Don't know what that stevek guy's long complaining essay review below is about. Definitely worth a visit and I bought some art at the end of tour.
    Written 6 April 2024
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  • Kristian A
    16 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This was a very interesting experience. I am Catholic and I have been looking forward to seeing this shrine. I will recommend using a guide when you are there.
    Written 28 May 2024
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  • Melissa H.
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    My friends and I had an incredible time touring the palace and learning about Buganda culture. Our favorite activity was learning how to cut down a banana tree to make a very common dish. We even got to enjoy a traditional lunch afterwards. The team was extremely informative and kind. We highly recommend them to anyone who wants to learn a bit more about Buganda!
    Written 19 April 2024
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  • Robert O
    Rotterdam, The Netherlands5 371 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Completed in 1925 on a hilltop 3 km west of Kampala center, the cathedral is the seat of the Roman Catholic archbishop. The architecture looks very similar to that of churches in France (neogothic towers on both sides of a large nave). Note a side altar dedicated to the Ugandan martyrs killed in 1885 - 1887 because they refused to denounce their faith.

    Catholics still are the largest group of believers in Uganda, just under 40% of the population.

    The church welcomes visitors. Though I was asked for a donation, it was not insisted upon. Unlike businesslike entrance fees at Gaddafi mosque (25,000 UGX) and the Anglican cathedral (10,000 UGX). Remarkable considering the Protestant branch of the Christian church (among them Anglicans) emerged in opposition to turning the church into a business mid 1500s.
    Written 19 January 2024
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  • MiquelRafa
    Barcelona, Spain32 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Our local birding guide, Raimond (+256-777 319 865), was excellent and well above the average guiding, not only for Uganda but worldwide! Pitty that you cannot go farther enough into the reserve, but well deserved.
    Written 9 August 2021
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  • Estrella
    United States350 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    At the time of my visit, The Kasubi Tombs were under renovation, although it seemed that it has taken a long time since this started.

    My tour guide and myself were greeted by a not very happy guard who asked me to wear kind of like a blanket around my waist because I was wearing trousers instead of a dress. I did as I was asked and we went to visit the tombs.

    At the entrance they show you the huts where people live, along with an explanation of why a woman cannot visit one of them, since it is reserved only for the main kabaka.

    The Kasubi Tombs became a UNESCO world heritage site back in 2001, but it is a shame that the place has not been maintained properly. Hopefully the renovation ends soon so other people can admire it.
    Written 1 March 2021
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  • Thomas F
    Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam79 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    One of the nicer malls in Kampala. Has a wide range of stores and restaurants. Very clean and is well maintained. There is also a nice cinema there.
    Written 29 October 2023
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  • Shirin B
    Kampala, Uganda125 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Namirembe cathedral is a must on a day trip in Kampala city. The cathedral is on the Namirembe hill. Walking up to the cathedral, you would be able to enjoy the city laid out on the side of the hill. There are millions of beautiful birds giving you the company. Sundays are busy and noisy. For foreign nationals, there is a guided tour available with UGX 10000. The tour takes you through the cathedral's history. But what is more worth is the visit to the cathedral. The structure is made of old Mahogany wood and is quite grand. I especially liked the Berlin Wall remnant. Keep at least 45 minutes for the visit. I was not impressed with the souvenirs on display as most items were too religious in nature.
    Written 21 October 2021
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