7 Great Destinations To Visit On Self Drive In Kampala City
Kampala city is located on Lake Victoria a few miles from Entebbe International Airport. With a rich political and cultural history, Kampala has a wide variety of tourist attractions for all kinds of tourists including solo tourists, couples, families as well as small groups traveling together on a safari holiday, leisure, or business trip.
Whether you are visiting a cultural place, or nightclub, or in town for a business trip, a self-drive in Kampala city is ever the ideal way to discover these great destinations privately, at your pace, and in time.

Kasubi Tombs

Located just 5km northwest of the city center on the Kasubi hill are the Kasubi tombs, a UNESCO world heritage site used as a burial place for four Buganda kings (Kabakas). The Kasubi tombs were burnt down in 2010 but renovations have seen them grow also are now open for guests. The traditional building architecture associated with the powerful political and spiritual energy of the Baganda has made this one of the best-known destinations in Uganda.

Ndere Center

Head to Ntinda and visit the Ndere Cultural Centre if you are into African traditional dances and music. Enjoy performances from various Ugandan tribes including the Bantu and Luo groups. Ndere Cultural Centre has trained dancers who have been doing this for all their lives, so expect a stunning show worth every dollar you paid for. The place is open for performances from 7 pm every Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday with Ugandans being charged UGX 30,000 per person while tourists pay UGX 50,000 {US$ 15} per person. Children between 2 to 15 years pay UGX 15,000.

Kabaka’s Palace, Parliament & Kabaka Lake  

Kampala is the heart of the Buganda Kingdom, Uganda’s powerful and biggest tribe blessed with an amazing culture and rich history. Most of the Buganda destinations are located in Mengo, and these include the Kabaka’s palace understood as Lubiri, the Buganda parliament, and the neighboring man-made Kabaka’s lake. Know about the Baganda traditions and way of life in only a few hour’s tour.

Night Clubs

7 Great Destinations To Visit On Self Drive In Kampala City
Kampala is a city that never sleeps ever with tons of enjoyment and hangout places on nearly every road corner. Spend a night with friends or family in one of the nightclubs, the variety of local and international music, and soft and hard drinks mixed with friendly people will make you feel at home. It’s safe to drive at night with most of the venues with good parking space. Famous nightclubs can be discovered in the city center, Kabalagala, Kansanga, Bugolobi, and Makyindye among different destinations. Tourists and Ugandans like to visit Angenoir, Guvnor, Ambiance, Venom, Capital Pub, De Porshe, Rouge, Nyondo Club, Amnesia, Club Play, Panamera, Liquid Silk, and many others.

Craft Shops

You can’t miss out on the various African craft shops during your self-drive road trip around Kampala. Some of these craft markets have permanent stalls while others are temporarily moving from one place to another. Visit a craft market and buy some souvenirs to take back home, you will see various beautiful man-made African-crafted items including Bitengi (local shirt), sandals, bracelets, hats, art paintings, baskets, mats and amazing wooden sculptures and clay moldings, and many others. Some of the best craft markets can be located along Buganda Road, National Theater, and Uganda Crafts 2000 Ltd plaza.

Local Restaurants

  • Get an opportunity to taste Uganda’s local cuisines each prepared served when hot. Cooked mashed bananas famously understood as matooke are the staple food for Uganda and are typically added to most requested meals but different foods to taste include posho, beans, fried rice, cassava, potatoes, grained g-nut soup, boiled fish and if you are lucky, you might eat the fried grasshoppers. There are plenty of local restaurants usually working in small cabins along streets.

Religious places

To get the perfect of Uganda’s religious history, then you should visit Namirembe Cathedral, Rubaga Cathedral, Namugongo Martyrs Shrine, Gaddafi Mosque, and Bahai Temple as these places provide you with an understanding of catholic, protestant, and Islamic history in Uganda.

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