Kampala is a city that has overcome enormous challenges. The network of local NGOs is vital to the sustainable development that is improving conditions of vulnerable populations.
Before we can understand where the city is, we have to understand where it has come from. We begin our Kampala tour at the Uganda Parliament to hear how the country gained independence. We’ll then proceed through the streets of Kampala, stopping at the Nakasero and Owino markets, Hindu temple, old taxi park, and chat with local street vendors and boda-boda cyclists.
This will bring us to the Kisenyi slums, where we’ll meet a volunteer of the Slum Aid Project who will escort us through the slum to see what life is like there. We’ll hear the stories of struggle from street children and refugees to understand the difficult journey that brought them to the slum. We’ll see the contributions of the Slum Aid Project, and how their grassroots efforts are improving the lives of local families, women, and children in Kampala’s slums.
From rags to riches, we will continue our Kampala walking tour to the Buganda King’s palace and listen to the rich history of the kingdom. We’ll get the inside scoop on the kings that ruled Buganda, one of whom would become the first Ugandan president and one who killed Ugandan martyrs for turning to Christianity.
We end our tour at Gadhafi’s mosque dedicated to the former Libyan president Murmur Gadhafi. We’ll climb to the top of the mosque for a spectacular view of the city and the seven hills that make Kampala.
Inclusions: Local English speaking guide, transportation, entrance fees.
Exclusions: Food, drinks, souvenirs, tips and gratuities for your guide, entrance fee to the King’s Palace is an extra $7 per person.
Your Trip: For your Urban Adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum of 8 people.
Confirmation of booking: If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We'll see you at your meeting point or hotel for pick up. Please check your hotel details are correct on the voucher.
If your details are not correct, it is very important to please email us to confirm your correct pick up hotel using the contact details on the voucher. If you prefer you may also phone the change through to us during business hours.
Additional Information: Please leave your valuables such money, computers, at home or at your hotel
Child Policy: Children must be 10 years of age to 12 years inclusively. Children below the age of 10 are not permitted on this tour.