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Kampala Walking Tour Including Refugee Community Visits

Price USD$55.00


Kampala Walking Tour Including Refugee Community Visits
Get a glimpse of local life and meet Uganda?s refugee community on this 2-hour walking tour of Kampala. With a local guide at your side, wander the capital?s lively streets and experience the city as a local does. Visit a women?s training center and find out how it empowers East Africa?s refugees, browse the vibrant stalls at two city markets, marvel at the architecture of Kampala Hindu Temple, Uganda National Mosque and Lubiri Palace, and meet members of the local refugee community. Numbers limited to 12 to ensure a small-group experience.

Meet your guide at the prearranged meeting point in Kampala, and then travel by air-conditioned minivan to the city center.

Follow your guide on foot through the Ugandan capital?s bustling streets. Make your first stop at the Nsambya-YARID center, a vocational training facility for women. Here, get a glimpse into the difficult lives of East African refugees and find out how the non-governmental organization YARID (Young African Refugees Integral Development) is supporting the community through peer counseling, workshops and training.

After learning about the challenges that the refugee community face, head back out onto Kampala?s street for a snapshot of local life. Walk around Nakasero Market and soak up the atmosphere as you peruse the stalls that are overflowing with aromatic fresh food. Then, be amazed by the sea of vehicles at the Old Taxi Park and marvel at the Kampala Hindu Temple?s elaborate towers before browsing the colorful array of secondhand clothing at Owino Market.

Walk with your guide to Kampala?s main YARID center. Here, learn about the facility?s development programs and be touched by the refugees? emotive life stories as you meet with members of the community.

Next, board your air-conditioned minivan and travel to Lubiri Palace. Take in the traditional architecture of this royal residence as you listen to your guide share stories of the Buganda kingdom, one of Uganda?s oldest kingdoms. Then, hop back in the minivan and enjoy a short journey to Uganda National Mosque. Once known as Gaddafi National Mosque, this awe-inspiring monument seats more than 15,000 people and dominates the capital?s skyline.

After discussing your newfound knowledge of the refugee communities and commenting on other prominent, national issues with your guide, your tour concludes with a drop-off back at the original start point.

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Get a glimpse of local life and meet Uganda?s refugee community on this 2-hour walking tour of Kampala. With a local guide at your side, wander the capital?s lively streets and experience the city as a local does. Visit a women?s training center and find out how it empowers East Africa?s refugees, browse the vibrant stalls at two city markets, marvel at the architecture of Kampala Hindu Temple, Uganda National Mosque and Lubiri Palace, and meet members of the local refugee community. Numbers limited to 12 to ensure a small-group experience.