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See More Than an Impala on Safari With a Private Tour of Kampala
With so much to see and definitely do, it is more than an impala on Safari to be seen when you take a private tour of Kampala, the capital city of Uganda.
Kampala is not just the national capital of Uganda; it is also the commercial and economic capital. Located on the shores of Africa’s largest Lake, Lake Victoria, it is both charming and cosmopolitan.
It is easy to go from skyscrapers to tranquil boat tours when you visit Kampala. Have a few days taking guided tours of the historical and cultural sights in the city and another few days doing safaris in the various national parks and lakes that are on the outskirts of the city.
As a result of this city growing and increasing in popularity so too are the shopping facilities, restaurants, bars and nightclubs. There is a very good chance you will pick up plenty of bargains in the shops and finally don’t be afraid to try traditional restaurants, not only are they get value for money but the food in fabulous.
Take a Romantic Sunset Cruise on Lake Victoria With a Private Cruise Tour
Lake Victoria offers many different sightseeing tours and safari tours and a popular one is a sunset cruise. Other safari tours include feeding the chimpanzees on one of the islands.
In the city of Kampala, there are interesting guided tours to the National Museum of Uganda, Batwa Cultural Heritage, Gaddafi National Mosque and Uganda Martyrs Shrine.
Another excellent landmark to visit, not too far from the city, is the Uganda Equator. Here you can have one foot in the northern hemisphere and the other in the southern hemisphere. There are not many places in the world where you can say you have stood on both sides of the world at the same time!
Top 10 Things to Do in Kampala
Travel Tips for Kampala
The best time to take a trip to the city of Kampala in Uganda is during the dry season, June to September. These are the cooler months of the year, temperatures averaging 21 degrees Celsius and little rainfall. These are the best conditions to go on safari tours, any sightseeing tours or to do outdoor activities and treks. The next good time is December to February when the rain starts to subside again.
In peak season the average cost of living for a tourist per day is approximately US$300. This amount includes three-star accommodation in a hotel, breakfast lunch and dinner in a very good restaurant and local transport. Prices tend to reduce a lot during the off-peak season. The prices of sightseeing tours and safari tours will vary each season but also between tour operators, so shop around for the best price.
When out shopping in the markets, make sure you have worked on your haggling skills as you are expected to haggle, all vendors overprice everything in readiness! The people of Uganda are very helpful people so be courteous even if they come across as over helpful. Kampala has a very safe reputation, but that does not mean it is okay to count large quantities of money out in the open. Only carry small amounts of cash when out at night.
The climate in and around the city of Kampala is known as tropical. There is a good amount of rainfall throughout the year even during the ‘dry’ season. The wettest month is April. During the year, the hottest months are January and February with temperatures around 28 degrees Celsius but the coldest months, June and July, are not much different with temperatures only go as low as 26 degrees Celsius.
Uganda is a land of contrasts; tangled jungle, snow-capped legendary “mountain of the moon”, roaring rapids, vast sparkling lakes, terraced hillsides, grass
Enjoy the Fastest water falls in the world, high concentration of Chimpanzees to the amazing Kazinga channel of Queen Elizabeth and the memorable Gorillas.