Half Day Trip

Mini Kampala Tour

150 years in 180 minutes

If you only have three hours to spare, then our Mini Tour is the best way to see the city!  See the highlights of Kampala’s history, from the royal palaces and tombs, to the churches of the missionaries who introduced Christianity and the martyrs who died for it. 

Expertly Designed, Locally led

Explore A snapshot of Uganda's Past

Kampala is part of Buganda kingdom, the largest of Uganda’s indigenous kingdoms. It is a city built over seven hills, and takes it’s name from the Impala that used to roam there.

Royals

Buganda was ruled by a king, known as the Kabaka. Each Kabaka established his capital on a hill, where he built his palace. Kings were traditionally buried in their palaces, a tradition that ended at the turn of the twentieth century.

Martyrs

The only Catholic saints in Africa died for their faith in Kampala, during a two-year persecution in the 1880s. Missionaries had arrived in the kingdom at the invitation of the Kabaka twenty years prior, but the conversion of the local people led to civil war.

Great People. Amazing Tours. Beautiful Uganda.

Where We Visit

Explore the sites that offer a snapshot into Kampala’s culture, history and heritage

St Paul’s Cathedral

The oldest cathedral in Uganda, St Paul’s was built by Protestant missionaries

Lubiri Palace

Built in 1885, the palace contains a bunker in its grounds, used by Idi Amin and Milton Obote

Kiweewa’s Tomb

A king for 30 days, Kiweewa was buried in his palace, as was tradition

Munyonyo Martyrs’ Shrine

Commemorating the sacrifice of the 45 Christians who were martyred between 1885 and 1887