NATIONAL PARKS SAFARI UGANDA

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KAMPALA, UGANDA CAPITAL

Kampala, capital of Uganda

With just under 1.5 million inhabitants, Kampala, capital of Uganda, is the only million+ and modern metropolitan city in the country. Originally, the hills and wetlands if what is now Kampala, were chosen by King Mutesa I, the Kabaka (king) of Buganda, as his favorite hunting grounds. With the abundance of Impalas, the area was soon named by the British Camp Impala, which contracted to Kampala. The major buildings commemorating the original kingdom are the UNESCO World Heritage site, the Kasubi Tombs, which were originally built in 1881, and rebuilt in 2010 after they were destroyed by fire.

 

Why consider booking our Uganda National Parks Safari? Because for a very competitive price, you focus on the real national parks of Uganda without losing valuable vacation time in less interesting non-protected locations in the countryside. Our tour takes you into 6 parks and reserves, accompanied by a naturalist guide. Composed by our world-renowned national parks expert, Dr. Daan Vreugdenhil, this is the best safari on the market. Destinations Overview: UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to the Mountain Gorilla Bwindi Impenetrable National Park  Kibale National Park, Mburo National Park Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda's most famous park Queen Elisabeth National Park, Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, Kampala.

 

On Makarere Hill is the Makerere University, one of Africa's prime universities. The university campus is also home to the East African Development Bank.

 

The major port of entry into the country is Entebbe International Airport at about 40km from the business center of Kampala; it has been modernized recently with a major grant from South Korea.

 

An interesting for of transport is the Boda-boda, a motorcycle or bicycle taxi, where one sits on the back seat. Being a two-wheeler, the bodas are often a rather efficient transportation during rush-hours, although of course safety leaves a bit to be desired.

 

Kampala, Uganda capital: Entebbe International AirportKampala, Uganda capital: Kasubi Tombs

Entebbe International Airport is located at half an hour from Kampala.

The Kasubi tombs are the royal mausoleums located in Kampala and one of the main attractions of the capital.

 

 

Kampala, Uganda capital: Boda boda is a light motorcycle or bicycle serving as a taxi.Kampala, Uganda capital: Uganda Museum

Boda boda is a light motorcycle or bicycle serving as a taxi.

Uganda Museum in Kampala.

 

Kampala: Namugongo Martyrs Shrine honors the death of 32 young men who refused to renounce Christianity.The Bahá'í Temple is another landmark of capital Kampala.

Namugongo Martyrs Shrine honors the death of 32 young men who refused to renounce Christianity.

The Bahá'í Temple is another landmark of capital Kampala.

 

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