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Best of Kampala Guide

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Kampala
Near the banks of Lake Victoria, Kampala, the capital of Uganda, is a lively city with a long history. Before the British, the city was the capital of the Buganda Kingdom, and remains so to this day. The city sits on several hills, each housing an important government or religious building. Kasubi Hill is the home of the Kasubi Tombs, a sacred burial ground of Buganda Kings. The Uganda Museum sits atop Kololo Hill, and features a hands-on collection of traditional musical instruments.

All things to do » Things to do

Gorilla Tour Booking Safaris - Day Tours
Gorilla Tour Booking Safaris - Day Tours
Owner description: Gorilla Tour Booking Safaris is a Travel Company based in Kampala, Uganda (East Africa) specializing in Customized Safaris and Tours. We deliver memorable adventures with expert... more Owner description: Gorilla Tour Booking Safaris is a Travel Company based in Kampala, Uganda (East Africa) specializing in Customized Safaris and Tours. We deliver memorable adventures with expert guidance to vacationers in Uganda, Rwanda; we are a flexible company, catering for tourists on all budgets. Our tour packages include: Gorilla Trekking Adventures, Wildlife Safaris, Bird Watching Tours, Cultural Packages less
Attraction type: Safaris; Boat Tours; Hiking Trails; Private Tours; Nature & Wildlife Tours
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Gaddafi National Mosque
Gaddafi National Mosque
Owner description: Famously known as the "Gaddafi Mosque" The Colorful structure with its magnificent features of Art was built and designed based on a mixture of Cultures of Arab, European, and an... more Owner description: Famously known as the "Gaddafi Mosque" The Colorful structure with its magnificent features of Art was built and designed based on a mixture of Cultures of Arab, European, and an African Touch. Built on Old Kampala Hill, which is One of Kampala City's Seven Hills. It can also be viewed from all Corners of Kampala and one cannot go without a glimpse of it. The Mosque is Open to all People regardless of their Creeds, Political affiliations, Ethnic backgrounds, Cultures and Nationalities. This majestic work of art also houses the Headquarters of the Uganda Muslim Supreme Council which is the National Faith Based Umbrella Organization for all Muslims, their Organizations and Institutions in Uganda with a Core responsibility to reach out to all People at all Levels. The Mosque Complex consists of a Large Mosque Hall that is usually open to all Muslims for Friday Prayers and also for other Islamic Festivals. It can accommodate over 35,000 People. This makes it as one of the biggest Mosque in East, Central, and Sub-Saharan Africa. It also has a standard Conference Hall, Library, An Fm Radio Station, a hospital, and a University College among other Units. On arrival, report to the Tourism Information Office desk. Where you are required to pay your Entrance Fees, Ladies will be veiled as per the Islamic custom. This is a Guided Tour; hence you will be introduced to your guide who will take you around and Inside the Mosque to enjoy an Ambience of its exterior and interior. On entering the Mosque Main hall, enjoy its Architectural designs. Climbing the Tower / Minaret gives you the best view of Kampala City at 360 degrees with its original surrounding Seven Hills. The Mosque also stands on the Original Spot where British first hoisted their Flag which signified Uganda as British Colony. OFFICIAL OPENING HOURS TO TOURISTS AND RESEARCHERS; Monday - Thursday: 09:00am - 06:00Pm Friday: 09:00am - 11:30am re-Opened after the Friday Prayers from 02:00 - 06:00Pm Saturday - Sunday: 09:00am - 06:00Pm. Remains Open on Public Holidays Follow us on our Face book Page; Gaddafi Mosque Uganda Please note; All Visitors are required to respect the Islamic Regulations, Norms and Values. Thank You Management Tourism Office Uganda National Mosque less
Attraction type: Religious Sites
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Baha'i Temple
Baha'i Temple
Attraction type: Points of Interest & Landmarks
Africa Tours Adventure - Day Tours
Africa Tours Adventure - Day Tours
Africa Tours Adventure organizes Gorilla, Wildlife, mountaineering and cultural trips in Rwanda and Uganda, extending tours to Burundi, DR Congo, Tanzania and Kenya.
Attraction type: City Tours; Historical & Heritage Tours; Points of Interest & Landmarks
Uganda Martyrs Shrine
Uganda Martyrs Shrine
Attraction type: Points of Interest & Landmarks

All places to eat » Places to eat

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The White Rose
Ranked #1 of 221 Restaurants in Kampala
Cuisines: International, British
Dining options: Dinner, Cash Only, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Mediterraneo
Mediterraneo
Ranked #2 of 221 Restaurants in Kampala
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean
Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Cafe Javas
Cafe Javas
Ranked #3 of 221 Restaurants in Kampala
Price: $5 - $20
Cuisines: Contemporary
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Street Parking, Takeout, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Yujo Sushi Bar
Yujo Sushi Bar
Ranked #4 of 221 Restaurants in Kampala
Price: $10 - $39
Cuisines: Japanese, Sushi
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
The Lawns
The Lawns
Ranked #5 of 221 Restaurants in Kampala
Price: $6 - $20
Cuisines: International
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

ICU Guesthouse
ICU Guesthouse
$19 - $34
Ranked #5 of 128 Kampala B&B and Inns
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Ewaka Guesthouse and Backpackers
Ewaka Guesthouse and Backpackers
$15 - $37
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Hotel Kenrock
Hotel Kenrock
$16 - $27
Ranked #8 of 128 Kampala B&B and Inns

All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Fat Cat Backpackers
Fat Cat Backpackers
$30 - $37
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Banda Inns
Banda Inns
$46 - $62
Ranked #2 of 128 Kampala B&B and Inns
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Visitor's Village Uganda
Visitor's Village Uganda
$50 - $70
Ranked #3 of 128 Kampala B&B and Inns

All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Munyonyo Commonwealth Resort
4.5 of 5
Munyonyo Commonwealth Resort
$286 - $312
Ranked #1 of 77 Hotels in Kampala
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Kampala Serena Hotel
5.0 of 5
Kampala Serena Hotel
$387 - $471
Ranked #2 of 77 Hotels in Kampala
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Speke Resort and Conference Centre
4.0 of 5
Speke Resort and Conference Centre
$178 - $203
Ranked #4 of 77 Hotels in Kampala
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