After breakfast, we set off to Jinja town which is 80km from Kampala. It is an interesting drive through a few towns and a forest (Mabira). The whole tour will last a whole day.
Swaminarayan Temple: The biggest Hindu Temple in Jinja town
Source of the Nile : the source of the longest river in the world. There is a small monument in the area dedicated to Ghandi. Some of his ashes were released here.
Water rafting: where you can bungee jump over a picturesque eddy of the Nile, and even get your head wet if you so desire. We will have our lunch here.
After breakfast we take off for a very interesting and eye-opening day in Kampala, a busy city 24 hours a day some call it “The African City that never sleeps”. Additionally, Kampala is very safe to walk around, even at night, a welcome fact for many a high-strung visitor arriving from Nairobi.
The Uganda Museum: displays and exhibits ethnological, natural-historical and traditional life collections of Uganda’s cultural heritage. The museum was founded in 1908 after George Wilson called for “all articles of interest” on Uganda to be procured.
Makerere University Kampala (MAK): Uganda’s largest and second-oldest higher institution of learning, was first established as a technical school in 1922. In 1963 it became the University of East Africa. A home to many post-independence African leaders.
The Uganda National Cultural Centro: provides and establishes theaters and cultural centers in the country. It is charged with encouraging and developing cultural and artistic activities, providing a home to societies, groups and organizations that deal in art, culture and entertainment. The Center also has the Craft Village, where locally made handicrafts are sold. We may or may not have lunch at the restaurant here. (not included in the package)
Nommo Art Gallery: When it comes to aesthetic art of the collectible sort, this gallery, is the best-known place in Kampala and doubles as a free museum. It features exhibitions of works of art by both Ugandan and foreign artists.
Cathedrals – Rubaga and Namirembe (with the most interesting view of the city)
Gaddafi National Mosque (in Old Kampala)
Parliament of Uganda and the independence monument.
After breakfast we take off for a short tour that will last us 8 hours utmost.
Kasubi Tombs: A world heritage site in Buganda Kingdom, an active religious place in the Buganda Kingdom. As the burial ground most of the Kabakas, this is where Ganda cultural rituals frequently take place. However, the tombs were extensively damaged by fire in March 2010.
Kabaka’s Lake: The largest man-built lake in Africa – Kabaka Mwanga had it built and it was supposed to extend all the way to Lake Victoria as a means of escape for Kabaka Mwanga.
Namugongo Martyr’s Shrine: Each June 3rd the Catholic Church honors 22 Catholic young men and the others of Anglican persuasion who refused the advances of Kabaka Mwanga and died for their faith and their moral stance. A moving place…
The package includes a packed lunch for each.