This tour offers you a unique perspective on local life and social issues in Kampala. Home to some of the most vulnerable populations in Uganda, the Kisenyi slums are an example of how local NGOs are working to improve living conditions, from sanitation to employment. Escorted by a Slum Aid Project volunteer, we will see how their sustainable contributions are improving the lives of families, women, and children living in the slums.
Kampala is a city that has overcome enormous challenges. The network of local NGOs is vital to the sustainable development that is improving conditions of vulnerable populations.
Before we can understand where the city is, we have to understand where it has come from. We begin our Kampala tour at the Uganda Parliament to hear how the country gained independence. We’ll then proceed through the streets of Kampala, stopping at the Nakasero and Owino markets, Hindu temple, old taxi park, and chat with local street vendors and boda-boda cyclists.
This will bring us to the Kisenyi slums, where we’ll meet a volunteer of the Slum Aid Project who will escort us through the slum to see what life is like there. We’ll hear the stories of struggle from street children and refugees to understand the difficult journey that brought them to the slum. We’ll see the contributions of the Slum Aid Project, and how their grassroots efforts are improving the lives of local families, women, and children in Kampala’s slums.
From rags to riches, we will continue our Kampala walking tour to the Buganda King’s palace and listen to the rich history of the kingdom. We’ll get the inside scoop on the kings that ruled Buganda, one of whom would become the first Ugandan president and one who killed Ugandan martyrs for turning to Christianity.
We end our tour at Gaddafi’s mosque dedicated to the former Libyan president Murmur Gaddafi. We’ll climb to the top of the mosque for a spectacular view of the city and the seven hills that make Kampala.