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Ways to Experience Buganda Culture in Kampala

Ways to Experience Buganda Culture in Kampala

The Buganda (sometimes spelled Baganda) Kingdom, situated on the northern shores of Lake Victoria, is one of the largest traditional kingdoms in East Africa. Here are some ways to experience Buganda culture and history while visiting Kampala, the Ugandan capital, which sits at the heart of the region.

  • Pay tribute to past Buganda kings, known as kabaka, at the UNESCO World Heritage–listed Kasubi Tombs.

  • Explore the town of Naggalabi, the birthplace of the Buganda Kingdom and coronation site for modern Budganda royalty.

  • Attend a traditional music and dance performance by the Ndere Troupe at the Ndere Centre in Kampala.

  • Tour the Buganda King’s Palace and Buganda King’s Lake during a sightseeing tour of the Ugandan capital.

  • Learn about the history and cultural heritage of East Africa, including the Kingdom of Buganda, at the Uganda Museum.

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3 Days Bwindi Gorilla Trekking tour

3 Days Bwindi Gorilla Trekking tour

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A guided tour Bwindi Impenetrable National Park ups your chances of seeing gorillas in the wild as you follow your guide through the cool forest environment. This tour also includes a stop at the Equator and Lake Bunyonyi—plus all lodging, meals, and transportation—for a hassle-free tour to one of Uganda’s most stunning natural attractions.
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  • 3 days
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$1,850.77
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$1,850.77

1 day kampala tour

1 day kampala tour

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We make sure that our travelers visit places of their choices, maximum security is maintained for travelers and their properties.
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  • 5 to 16 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$205.13
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$205.13
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Kampala’s Best Experience walking tour

Kampala’s Best Experience walking tour

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This is the only package that will bring you close to the real daily mood of Kampala City! It will give you a chance to interact with some city hustlers, it has all what you would desire to see in any city like culture, entertainment, religion, business, transport systems, and sightseeing “If not this one then what else would you do really”?
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  • 4 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$51.29
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$51.29

Custom African Wear Consultation

Custom African Wear Consultation

It is surely a MUST to have your very own custom designed African fashion wear created especially for you whilst visiting Uganda! The perfect souvenir to remember your time in Uganda. Our amazing fashion designers are youth that were trained through our youth empowerment program at Yimba Uganda! Our designers are well accustomed to a huge array of international styles and designs and can make just about any style come to life! The gorgeous authentic African fabrics available in Uganda are truly unique- BRIGHT, BOLD and COLOURFUL - just like the Ugandan culture! 100% of our profits go towards supporting Yimba Uganda's economic empowerment projects for Ugandan Youth!
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$5.00
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$5.00

Entebbe Airport taxi. For a safe, affordable and reliable 24/7 airport transfer.

Entebbe Airport taxi. For a safe, affordable and reliable 24/7 airport transfer.

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We are a reliable and safe 24/7 Taxi Company. We employ courteous and fully trained drivers with a well stocked fleet. We do Airport transfers (pick ups & Drop offs), safaris and also take you around the beautiful country Uganda.
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  • 45 minutes to 1 hour
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$40.00
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$40.00
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3 days Uganda Gorilla safari tour with relaxation on Lake Bunyonyi

3 days Uganda Gorilla safari tour with relaxation on Lake Bunyonyi

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You are expected to arrive a night before the safari or have an early morning landing. Your driver/guide will pick and depart for Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Encounter the gorillas firsthand on your trekking expedition. With a strenuous day trekking, it would be ideal to find a better place for relaxation. That place will certainly be Lake Bunyonyi – a place of little birds. You will transfer to Lake Bunyonyi after the Gorilla Trekking. Enjoy a swim in the lake before a return to Entebbe Let Friendly Gorillas Safaris take you on this remarkable 3-Days trip to Bwindi National Park – The ultimate gorilla experience, Lake Bunyonyi – a place of little birds. Surely the memory will stick…! Fun: gorilla trekking, a swim in the lake.
Bragging Right: Close encounter with the gorillas firsthand in their natural habitat.
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  • 3 days
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$1,569.24
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$1,569.24
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Lake Victoria Island Cycling Tour from Kampala

Lake Victoria Island Cycling Tour from Kampala

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As you leisurely cycle through Uganda’s beautiful countryside, stopping to sip a drink on a white-sand beach and chat with locals, you might forget that the bustle of Kampala is just 30 minutes away across Lake Victoria. This cycling tour leaves the city behind and covers 12 miles (20 kilometers) of quiet island roads, offering a tour that truly gets you off the beaten path.
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  • 3 hours
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$68.37
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$68.37
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3 Days Group Safari To Queen Elizabeth Park In Uganda.

3 Days Group Safari To Queen Elizabeth Park In Uganda.

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Get more out of your budget on a 3-day tour to Queen Elizabeth National Park that includes accommodation, meals, fees, and transfers as per itinerary. With the essentials covered, you can dedicate your days to exploring Uganda’s most popular national park by safari vehicle in search of elephants, lions, crocodiles, and more.
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  • 3 days
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$1,641.03
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$1,641.03
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3-Day Gorilla Trekking Bunyonyi Mist Relaxation Safari

3-Day Gorilla Trekking Bunyonyi Mist Relaxation Safari

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We make sure our clients are happy and we give our clients what they want. Making you happy and making sure you enjoy your holiday with out any worried is our priority.
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  • 3 days
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$1,900.00
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$1,900.00

7-Day Murchison Falls, Chimps & Gorilla Trekking

7-Day Murchison Falls, Chimps & Gorilla Trekking

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Travel to the Murchison Falls NP. Expect the roaring rapids of the Murchison Falls, the rolling plains of Uganda’s largest National Park teaming with abundance of wildlife. Go chimp trekking in Budongo Forest Reserve. You will return to Kampala before travelling to Bwindi. Go gorilla trekking Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi for relaxation and sightseeing. Return to Entebbe International Airport to catch your flight out.
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  • 7 days
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$2,800.00
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$2,800.00

3-Day Gorilla Trekking Plus Relaxation in Lake Bunyonyi

3-Day Gorilla Trekking Plus Relaxation in Lake Bunyonyi

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Venture deep into Uganda’s mist-shrouded jungles for an intimate, face-to-face encounter with the world’s last surviving mountain gorillas. On this multi-day, all-inclusive adventure, you’ll trek alongside a guide through 25,000-year-old rainforests to the remote sanctuary, home of the iconic apes. Tours also include a scenic overnight trip to relaxing Lake Bunyonyi and stopovers in Mbarara and Kayabwe.
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  • 3 days
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$1,110.00
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$1,110.00
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One Day Trip To Lake Mburo National Park

One Day Trip To Lake Mburo National Park

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Seeing African animals like lions, zebras, leopards, and giraffes in their natural habitats can be intimidating if you try to explore wild areas solo. This Lake Mburo National Park Safari from Kampala leads you to the national park with a guide who knows how to safely spot these animals, as well as others inside the park. Plus, lunch and round-trip transport is included.
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  • 8 to 13 hours
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$326.93
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$326.93

2 Days Safari to Murchison Falls National Park

2 Days Safari to Murchison Falls National Park

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The 2 Days Uganda wildlife safari to Murchison Falls National Park takes you to the magical tour to the top of the Murchison Falls – World’s most powerful waterfall, a memorable game drive in the open savannah landscapes of Murchison Falls National Park with sights of African elephants, the Cape Buffaloes, the Jackson’s Hartebeest, the lions, the Rothschild Giraffes, the Oribis, Uganda Kobs, the leopards among other species. The Safari also features the Nile Launch cruise which extends for several Kilometers to the bottom of the falls offering possible sights of Hippos, Nile Crocodiles & the birds like the Shoebill stork. It a magical short wildlife in Uganda featuring lots of game viewing, adventure and recreation.
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  • 2 days
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$553.85
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$553.85

2-Day Murchison Falls National Park Safari With Boat Cruise(Mid-range or Luxury)

2-Day Murchison Falls National Park Safari With Boat Cruise(Mid-range or Luxury)

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Murchison Falls is the ultimate wilderness get-away (no cities for miles) and there aren’t many other tourists. Enjoy an un-touristy, authentic, low-key experience and see four out of the Big Five: lions, elephants, leopards, and Cape buffalos. The only member of the Big Five you won’t see? Rhinos, but these are available to spot at the Ziwa Rhino sanctuary, en-route to Murchison, for an additional 50$ for adults and 25$ for children. Choose between a mid-range or luxury vehicle and lodging options
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$625.00
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$625.00
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2 Days Popular Safari to Lake Mburo National Park

2 Days Popular Safari to Lake Mburo National Park

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Glimpsing Uganda’s famous wildlife can be tricky for time-limited travelers in the capital. Optimize your time on 2-day tour to Lake Mburo National Park, with round-trip transportation from your Kampala hotel ensuring seamless transfer. Look out for crocodiles, hippos, and leopards as you explore by game drive and boat ride, and avoid hidden costs with meals, accommodation, and entry fees included as per itinerary.
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  • 2 days
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$564.11
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$564.11
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Entebbe Full Day Tour

Entebbe Full Day Tour

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This day tour offers you an opportunity of not only discovering the people & culture but also exploring the wildlife ranging from reptiles & other animals to fishing villages & historical sites together with monuments in Entebbe, Uganda's get-way to the world. You have a chance to taste an authentic Ugandan meal at a local restaurant.
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  • 9 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$189.75
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$189.75
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Full Day Whitewater Rafting

Full Day Whitewater Rafting

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Our one day whitewater trip is incredible value for money, offering you return transport from Kampala, one-night accommodation either at the tea-house or the Nile River Camp, breakfast, lunch, plenty of beers and snacks after the trip and free photos. We're almost forgetting the 3-4 hours of incredible whitewater and a 19km journey down the mighty white Nile with the best crew in the business!! NEW! Since 2019 we also offer riverboarding on every trip! You can choose grade 3 or grade 5 (minimum ages 14yrs / 16yrs) and we will always try our best to be as flexible to your needs as possible. Trips run everyday with minimum client number of 2 from Jinja or 4 from Kampala.
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  • 7 hours
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$143.59
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$143.59

1 day Jinja Source of the Nile (001

1 day Jinja Source of the Nile (001

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Famous as the historic source of the Nile River, Jinja is now the adrenaline capital of East Africa. Get your fix of white-water rafting, kayaking, quad biking, mountain biking and horse riding in a gorgeous natural setting with crumbling colonial architecture during your African safari.
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  • 4 to 6 hours
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$153.85
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$153.85

Zziwa Rhino Sanctuary Safari

Zziwa Rhino Sanctuary Safari

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At Rhino Sanctuary, you will get an up-close to one of he big five after a walk through the savanna and swamps
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  • 8 to 13 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$410.26
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$410.26
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3 Day Murchison Falls

3 Day Murchison Falls

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Murchison Falls is Uganda's biggest National park and also one of the most diverse. You can go for a game drive, hike, do a boat cruise all in one park. On this trip led by our experienced guide, you will have a chance to immerse yourself in nature while also being enchanted by African wildlife.
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  • 3 days
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$613.34
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$613.34
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Kampala Walking Tour (3 Hours) with Optional Gaddafi Mosque Visit

Kampala Walking Tour (3 Hours) with Optional Gaddafi Mosque Visit

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Gain an intimate overview of vibrant Kampala on a walking tour led by a local, ideal for first-time visitors to the Ugandan capital. Tick off a combination of top attractions and hidden gems, including the Nakasero Market, Kampala Hindu Temple, and the iconic Taxi Park, and benefit from the small-group size for more personalized attention from your local guide.
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  • 3 hours
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$25.00
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$25.00
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1 Day Lake Mburo Nature Safari Holiday Tour

1 Day Lake Mburo Nature Safari Holiday Tour

Swap the urban capital for Uganda’s rural wetlands on a private tour to Lake Mburo National Park, travelling the distance seamlessly with round-trip transfer from your Kampala hotel. Avoid hidden costs with lunch and park fees included, leaving you free to focus on finding zebra, hippos, crocodiles, and more as you explore the park’s lakes and land with your guide.
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  • 5 to 12 hours
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$387.70
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$387.70
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1 day Mabamba (Shoebill) bird watching tour - Shoebill & canoe tour

1 day Mabamba (Shoebill) bird watching tour - Shoebill & canoe tour

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The 1 Day Mabamba Birding Excursion is an entire birding that is suitable for day break from the towns of Kampala and Entebbe. The day trip starts and finishes in Kampala exhibiting an entire day magical encounter swamp environment on the shores of Lake Victoria keeping counts of unique birds including the uncommon shoebill stork. The swamp dwelling sitatunga is also present. The famous Mabamba swamp presents an impressive birding experience on canoe.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$205.13
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$205.13

1-Day Jinja Sightseeing Trip with Source of the Nile Boat Cruise

1-Day Jinja Sightseeing Trip with Source of the Nile Boat Cruise

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Take a road trip to Uganda’s quaint lakeside town of Jinja, the Source of the great Nile river. See the many natural attractions along the route including the rare Ssezibwa falls and enjoy the Mabira forest nature walk. Take a boat cruise on the river Nile and visit the exact spot where the Nile separates from Lake Victoria on its journey to the mediterranean
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$156.00
Price varies by group size
From
$156.00
Price varies by group size