Business in Kampala? Six of the Best Attractions
If you’re planning a business trip to Kampala in Uganda and you have some spare time during your visit, why not check out these unique visitor attractions while you’re there?
1. Uganda Museum – this museum displays Ugandan culture, both past and present. Entrance is free as the museum is funded by donations. This is the first museum in the country that showcases all the culture and traditions of the Pearl of Africa, as Uganda was dubbed by Winston Churchill. It features displays and exhibits of the ethnological traditional life collections so that visitors gain an insight into the tribes of Uganda and their ways of life.
2. Freedom City – if shopping is your thing, this multi-million dollar mall and leisure centre is sure to float your boat. There are plenty of fun rides to make this an ideal family visitor attraction with surprisingly affordable prices. When you’ve finished having fun, you can shop ‘til you drop.
3. Kasubi Tombs – this is the burial ground of the late Buganda Kingdom kings (the kabakas). The culture of Buganda holds the belief that kings don’t die, they just disappear. The Tombs feature historical stories of the Buganda Kingdom and an insight into the lifestyles of the kings during their reigns. This is one of Uganda’s UNESCO Heritage Sites due to its traditional architecture.
4. Baha’i Temple – this temple on Kikaya hill is the only Baha’i temple in Africa and one of only seven such places in the world. It’s an ideal place for a contemplative and relaxing visit, away from the busy city streets. You can stroll around the beautiful gardens, listening to birdsong and taking this opportunity to recharge your batteries in a peaceful paradise.
5. Ndere Cultural Centre – set in 9 acres of beautifully maintained gardens with flowery avenues and mature fruit trees under which to relax in the shade, this is a great place to experience the culture of Uganda. The Centre boasts a resident troupe of dancers who enable visitors to experience Ugandan traditions and style in a fun and exciting way. The centre also offers dance lessons for those who are keen to learn.
6. Uganda Martyrs’ Shrine – this is less than ten miles outside of Kampala and commemorates the 32 young men who were burned to death at Namugongo for refusing to renounce Christianity. It’s an important pilgrimage destination for Christians from around the world who gather there annually on 3rd June.