Kampala is the capital city of Uganda and provides a fascinating example of how British colonialism has evolved into a budding metropolis. While most travellers venture to Uganda with wildlife and nature tours in mind, we think exotic Kampala definitely deserves a spot on your to do list.
Located at the heart of the country, Kampala is close enough to the enormous Lake Victoria and so an ideal hub for day trips to the islands of Ssese. Boat cruises depart daily for tranquil trips around the islands. Also on offer are river rafting trips down the Nile, ATV safaris and even bungee jumping near Jinja, if you’re looking for something high-octane.
Kampala has its share of cultural activities including the National Theatre that hosts various art, dance, and music events. The Nommo gallery and Uganda Museum showcase the best of Ugandan contemporary and ancient art. There are also several inspiring monuments such as the Bahai Temple, Kasubi tombs and Wamala tombs to gain insight into the country’s places of worship.
Kampala is an up-and-coming metropolis with a real buzz, reflected in its diverse markets and gastro scene. The Owino Market is a flurry of vendors selling everything from vintage clothes to handmade arts and crafts. Garden City is a retreat, geared towards high end shopping and dining.
Lightfoot Travel create unique tailor-made luxury tours of Kampala, using our own experience and a concierge-style service to ensure you have a memorable escape.