2 DAYS KAMPALA AND ENTEBBE
Kampala is full of historical attractions that have yet to be explored by many visitors to this capital known as the city that never goes to sleep.
Kampala is full of historical attractions that have yet to be explored by many visitors to this capital known as the city that never goes to sleep. Together with your guide you will explore many attractions.
Early in the morning after breakfast your guide will pick you up from your hotel in Kampala and drive to Entebbe. Your first stop shall be the Entebbe for the town tour then traverse to the Botanical Gardens of Entebbe located on the shores of Lake Victoria but a sanctuary for many primates(monkeys), most fantastic tropical plants one can find, walk on the white sand beach.<br /> Having a variety of primates such as Baboons and monkeys, close to 20 bird species and butterflies, the sight of local fishermen throwing their nets on canoes, as well as the beautiful lake shore scenery you a guaranteed to have a peaceful morning in a relaxing place blown by the cool lake breeze.<br /> Your lunch shall be served along the sandy beach under shade provided by the large palm trees under which you can order local Uganda or intercontinental dishes- grilled tilapia whole, pizza, some Indian dishes etc all served with a refreshing cool drink.<br /> After lunch you shall drive to the Uganda Wildlife Education Centre - The Zoo where you will see most of the animal and bird species resident in Uganda gazetted in a semi natural habitat. These include but a few; Lion, Buffalo, Antelopes, Hippos, Snakes, Crocodile plus very many bird species. Taking photographs of your interest will be after paying for your camera entry and you shall walk along the various paths ending at beach side restaurants for refreshments before proceeding to our last destination.<br /> Drive to Imperial Resort Beach Entebbe- the best white sand beach in Uganda located on the shores of Lake Victoria adjacent to a beautiful five star hotel. You will walk the clean in water/sand along the best sand in Uganda as well as on the sand to sun bath. A tour in the caves along this beach some of which have been made into creative bars is rewarding due to their unique features, as this is done you will have lots of water bird some of which are scavengers to see as you enjoy the cool lake Victoria breeze.
Kampala is full of historical attractions that have yet to be explored by many visitors to this capital known as the city that never goes to sleep. Together with your guide you will explore many attractions among which will include Namirembe Cathedral: If you tour Uganda then you should visit this doom that was originally built in 1903 by Buganda Kingdom Craftsmen as a large Grass thatched cathedral that was soon burnt down/ struck down by lightning but was replaces by the present doom structure. This Church is part of the Church of Uganda but Anglican and as well known in Uganda most Anglican Churches are very evangelical unlike in the West. This beautiful structure sited on a hill where you can oversee Kampala central offers a fascinating view for both local and foreign visitors.</p> <p>Kabaka’s Palace, will be the next place on the tour. The Kabaka`s of Buganda have a ceremonial palace in which a new modern house- `Tweekobe’ was built. Here Kabaka Muteesa II was attacked by Idi Amin`s soldiers forcing him into exile in Great Britain from where he later died of poison. Situated on a hill overlooking Kampala, The Kabaka`s Lake is the largest manmade lake in Africa made by Kabaka Mwanga and was supposed to connect to Lake Victoria as an escape route for the Kabaka in case of any attack to the throne but was not finished and only remained as a royal lake near the palace which is home to some birds and least a fishing sport as well as a leisure to many.</p> <p>Kasubi Tombs is a world heritage site was unfortunately burnt down in 2010 and is still in the process of restoration. It was the largest grass thatched structure in the world and the burial place to several befallen Kabaka’s (Kings) of the Buganda Kingdom.</p> <p>Makerere University as the next destination is one of the most prestigious multinational Universities in Africa with a rich history and professors who have taught here such as Prof. Mazurui, Author Paul Theroux and Nugugu Wa Thiongo. Her old colonial structures fused with new contemporary ones make it a great Uganda tour destination worthy visiting. You will have lunch and then proceed to your next destination which is the Uganda museum located a few meters from Makerere. You will be given a historical review of the past events of the country in terms of politics, history, sports, and the general state of the economy.<br /> You will have a stopover at the Bahai Temple which is the only temple on the continent for the Bahai Faith situated on Kikaya hill before you proceed to your last destination the Namugongo Marty’s shrine which is home to the Uganda martyrs who suffered the wrath of Kabaka Mwanga having chosen not to obey his orders of denouncing Christianity. You will be returned to your pick up point late in the evening.
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