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Visit The Slums Of Kisenyi

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highlights
  • Discover the Buganda Kings Palace and explore the artificial lake
  • Explore bustling markets, a Hindu temple and the Taxi Park.
  • Become a part of a local initiative trying to improve living conditions in the slum
  • Interact with locals as they narrate all kinds of stories and legends
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. 
what’s included
  • Local english speaking guide
  • Transportation
  • Entrance fees.
what’s excluded
  • Food
  • Drinks
  • Souvenirs
  • Tips and gratuities for your guide
  • Entrance fee to the king’s palace is an extra $7 per person. 
Tour details
Booking Type Instant Booking  
Duration 4 hours
Tour Type Group Tour  
guiding method Live guide/instructor
guide language English
Meeting/Start Point Kampala, Uganda
Get a PDF file with detailed trip information: Download Trip Notes for Visit the Slums of Kisenyi
Good to know Child Policy: Children under 10 years of age are not permitted to join this tour.
Cancellation Cancellation for this product is free up to 48 hours before the chosen start date - full refund will be given.
If cancelling less than 48 hours before the chosen start date no refund applies.
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