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VIRGIN 021: Kampala Excursion

Like Rome, the capital city Kampala, is spread over seven hills. The name Kampala was derived from Kasozi K’Impala, which means the “hill of Impalas.” Today Kampala is the heart of Uganda. The center of commercial life and the seat of Government, it is a true metropolitan. Kampala city is the commercial and administrative capital of Uganda. It lies on a plateau, spread over more than twenty rolling hills. It is a city of exciting contrasts, ranging from the modern, colonial and Indian buildings in the centre, to the scenic, ever-green hills and wetlands in outlying areas, to the mighty Lake Victoria to the South. Victoria, which is itself the world's second largest fresh water lake, is the source of the longest river in the world, River Nile. With an altitude of 1180m above sea level, Kampala has a pleasant weather, with annual temperatures averaging 17 degrees (minimum) and 28 degrees (maximum) Celsius.


The Kabaka’s Lake, The Uganda Museum, National Theatre, Makerere University, *The only Bahai Temple in Africa, Churches and Mosques, Craft Markets, *Namugongo Martyrs’ Shrine situated 12km from Kampala where thousands of believers convene annually on 3rd June to commemorate the execution of 22 Christians. A Ugandan buffet lunch (cost not included) will be the highlight of the day. *It is customary to tip your guide in these places.


Tour highlights:

Equator, game drive, boat trip, craft village.

Leave Kampala early morning and drive westward, proceed to Lake Mburo National Park via Sanga gate arriving for a morning game drive then proceed for lunch (cost not included). In the afternoon, enjoy a boat trip on Lake Mburo which takes you close to the Hippos, crocodiles and other wildlife on Lake Mburo. Return to Kampala with a stopover at the Equator for refreshments, photos and souvenirs time permitting.



Park entry fees, ranger guide fees, bottled mineral water and ground transportation in a private 4x4 Safari Vehicle with English Speaking driver guide.


Accommodation, Beverages, tips and expenses of a personal Nature.

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