Kampala

Kampala Bahai Temple Bahaii Temple

Uganda Museum
Kampala’s Uganda Museum, which offers displays on Uganda’s history, anthropology and geography, including a unique collection of traditional musical instruments.

Craft Markets
Shopping tour of the two largest craft markets in Kampala, situated on Buganda road and behind the National Theatre. Opportunity to enhance your haggling skills and pick up some much-loved pieces of African arts and crafts.

Namugongo Martyr’s Shrine (8kms east of Kampala)
Commemorating the martyrdom of 22 Christian converts who were burnt alive in 1885 and 1887. 

Kasubi Tombs (15kms north west of Kampala)
Traditional burial site of four former Kings of Buganda, the biggest and to date arguably the most organized dynasty in Uganda

Bahai Temple (6kms north of Kampala)
This is the “mother temple” of Africa – the only temple of this religious sect found in Africa with a panoramic view of Kampala. Built in approx. 1957.

Local Market(s)
Visit Nakasero market for an amazing varied display of fresh fruits and vegetables grown in Uganda, or the large, bustling Owino market – the largest market in Kampala selling not only fruit & vegetables and dry foodstuffs but a huge array of second hand clothing, footwear, household goods… anything and everything from a bolt of cloth to a tube of toothpaste! (NB: not for the faint-hearted! Beware of pick-pockets!)

Makerere University
East Africa’s oldest institution of higher learning.

Namirembe Cathedral (Protestant)
Uganda’s oldest cathedral, built by the first representatives of the Church Missionary Society. Namirembe, meaning “mother of peace and tranquillity” is the name by which both the hill and the Cathedral have come to be known.

Rubaga Cathedral (Catholic)
Roman Catholic church with beautiful architecture. Archbishop Kiwanuka (the first Archbishop to be ordained in Uganda) is interred here.

Old Kampala Gaddafi Mosque
This is the site where Idi Amin was attempting to build the “largest mosque in Africa”, however the one minaret he built was demolished in recent years and the late Col. Muammar Gadaffi  funded the building of a beautiful, brand new mosque, complete with domes and minarets. Absolutely stunning at sunrise

Mulago Hospital
Uganda’s largest teaching and referral hospital.

Kibuli Mosque (east of Kampala)
Situated on Kibuli Hill, this mosque has panoramic views of Kampala.

Shopping Options
Garden City Mall – a variety of shops (Uchumi supermarket, butchers, wines & spirits, clothing, shoes, crafts, sports, bookstore), optician, hairdressers, banks, food court, coffee shops and food bars, cinema, bowling alley, gym.

Kisementi shopping area – supermarkets, crafts, hairdressers, bank, several restaurants and a sports bar

Lugogo shopping area – Game store, Shoprite supermarket, opticians, coffee shop, bank.

 

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