Things to do in Kampala

Top Things to Do in Kampala, Uganda - Kampala Attractions

Things to Do in Kampala

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  • Angela GS
    2 contributions
    The guide who took us to the top of the minaret was extremely knowledgeable and he talked to us about the history of Kampala and the Buganda kingdom. It was a very interesting experience and it gave you a real feel for the different parts of town. Totally worth the entry fee.
    Written 29 May 2022
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  • Christian
    4 contributions
    we was a bit late, but was allowed to visit: good explanation of the origin and about the beliefs. Thank you.
    Written 8 March 2022
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  • calgarygail
    Calgary, Canada2 contributions
    Thankyou Justus for a wonderful 5 night, 6 day safari with Gorilla Bookings. You delivered on every promise and I really enjoyed the personal interactions you made possible with Ugandans, Thanks for dancing along with me with the Batwa People and arranging a visit with Alphonse, the Congolese Healer. These were Special moments I did not expect. Long road trips made enjoyable with great conversations.

    I hired Gorilla Bookings, Justus, as well for a Mabamba Swamp Tour, and had my own private tour the day following my return from Bwindi.
    Written 3 March 2022
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  • Innocent
    Namugongo, Uganda3 contributions
    This is the biggest church in Uganda where martyrs are remembered. The church has a nice serene compound around it
    Written 13 March 2022
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  • Keith B
    Hassocks, UK146 contributions
    A worthwhile experience but nothing really magical. I did enjoy looking at the exhibition and inparticular the section about the Ugandans participation in the Olympic Games over the years.
    There are some good displays here to give a flavour of Uganda. I spent about an hour here and it was very cheap to get in. They only accept cash.
    Written 24 March 2022
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  • Jonathan BP
    Kabale, Uganda19 contributions
    You can't understand Uganda until you understand Buganda - it´s most populous and prosperous area. For no other reason than that it is worth visiting the Kabaka´s Palace - the ceremonial home of the King of Buganda.
    Written 5 July 2021
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  • Rene N
    Kampala, Uganda3 contributions
    I use the dentist and doctor of Aga Khan, Shoprite for shopping, Caramel for bread, Cafesserie for ice and food and Kentucky for the kids. Perfect
    Written 6 March 2020
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  • MiquelRafa
    Barcelona, Spain33 contributions
    Our local birding guide, Raimond (+256-777 319 865), was excellent and well above the average guiding, not only for Uganda but worldwide! Pitty that you cannot go farther enough into the reserve, but well deserved.
    Written 9 August 2021
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  • Estrella
    United States348 contributions
    At the time of my visit, The Kasubi Tombs were under renovation, although it seemed that it has taken a long time since this started.

    My tour guide and myself were greeted by a not very happy guard who asked me to wear kind of like a blanket around my waist because I was wearing trousers instead of a dress. I did as I was asked and we went to visit the tombs.

    At the entrance they show you the huts where people live, along with an explanation of why a woman cannot visit one of them, since it is reserved only for the main kabaka.

    The Kasubi Tombs became a UNESCO world heritage site back in 2001, but it is a shame that the place has not been maintained properly. Hopefully the renovation ends soon so other people can admire it.
    Written 1 March 2021
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  • Green Dragonfly Girl
    Melbourne, Australia161 contributions
    This is such an inspiring place to visit. They are really making a difference to the lives of people and developing and delivering some great projects. Well worth supporting.
    Written 29 May 2020
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  • Christian
    4 contributions
    got an guide through the cathedral; top of an hill; fine to see. Also the martyrs are remembered as the popes of the last decades!
    Written 8 March 2022
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  • Shirin B
    Kampala, Uganda114 contributions
    Namirembe cathedral is a must on a day trip in Kampala city. The cathedral is on the Namirembe hill. Walking up to the cathedral, you would be able to enjoy the city laid out on the side of the hill. There are millions of beautiful birds giving you the company. Sundays are busy and noisy. For foreign nationals, there is a guided tour available with UGX 10000. The tour takes you through the cathedral's history. But what is more worth is the visit to the cathedral. The structure is made of old Mahogany wood and is quite grand. I especially liked the Berlin Wall remnant. Keep at least 45 minutes for the visit. I was not impressed with the souvenirs on display as most items were too religious in nature.
    Written 21 October 2021
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  • SF Guy
    San Francisco, CA789 contributions
    Overall nice monument located near the Ugandan parliament. It’s not the biggest or best monument but worth seeing when visiting Kampala for the history of Uganda and the brutal colonization they had to endure before full independence.
    Written 9 October 2021
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  • Craigmac35
    Lubowa, Uganda147 contributions
    Have been to this casino a few times. It is well set out and had a good variety of gambling options. There are good parking options and the location is great as it is very central. It has a great restaurant connected to it with some excellent food options. Just a heads up, there is no ATM at this place. (could be seen as a good or bad thing)
    Written 8 May 2018
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  • The Serenity spa & Executive Massage
    Kampala, Uganda29 contributions
    Lets all try out these guys paintings because indeed they are at the world's best in the whole of Africa....
    Written 7 February 2020
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