Kampala the capital of Uganda located in Central Uganda is preparing to have the city tour buses running towards the end of 2015 to enable Uganda safari undertakes explore the magical offerings of Kampala.
Thus development is noted to be the first of its kind since the
inception of Kampala and is seen as a positive move to revamp the urban
tourism in Kampala and enhance the diversity of the tourism products in
Uganda that can be encountered by travelers on safaris in Uganda.
The arrangement which is going to be implemented under Public Private
Partnership between the Kampala Capital Authority and the local
proprietor Albrieux Africa tours with the aim of enhancing the
attractiveness of Kampala City.
Apparently, Kampala is regarded as
the East Africa’s entertainment city and is one of the diverse cities on
the continental lands of Africa. The Kampala social scene and the
nightlife is the ideal in the region. The bars, theaters, live shows,
culture bustling in the city from Monday to Monday combine to make
Kampala a darling for a range of visitors including those that come on gorilla trekking safaris in Uganda.
The heritage of Kampala makes it unique and special. It has remarkable
cultural and historical attractions and which is spread on various city
corners thus presenting an extended drive and the tour in the city. The
tour itinerary of Kampala with the invention of the bus system will of
course feature Baha’i Temple, Namugongo Martyrs Shrine, Old Kampala
Mosque, Makerere University which is the oldest and the most prestigious
University in north of River Limpompo, South of Sahara, East of
Equatorial jungle and the west of Indian Ocean not forgetting the famous
Kasubi tombs which is a world heritage site and one of the main
products visited by cultural enthusiasts on Uganda safaris and tours.
The supply of the city tour services followed the rightful procedures
with the Kampala Capital City Authority expressing interest and the
perfect bidder considered. The memorandum of understanding has been
signed and the operator will offer the product for five (5) years. The
provider is set to purchase two (2) brand new Ashok Leymnd buses with
The ticketing booth locations will be at National
Theater, near Independence monument, national museum and at the Kabaka
Anjagala road. Kampala Capital City Authority has also identified a
place for tourist information center, UWA Souvenir shop, craft shop,
tour operator or guide’s offices and Offices for Uganda Tourism Board at
the Jubilee Park at Sheraton Hotel.
The city product aims at
maximizing the tourism revenue and enabling the tourists to explore the
areas that would be hard to access due to traffic. On global scale, the
city tours are a way through which the visitors can have a picture of
the life of the country as given by its city. It also adds revenue
through the souvenir purchase and other spending on the short trips.
The range of people can participate in this product including school
groups, corporate groups, individuals, international travelers on safari
in Uganda booked by tour operators and the walk in visitors. The
conference and event attendees can also enjoy this remarkable product.
Running under the theme Kampala Landscape and Cultures, the product
will aim at bringing out the undulating landscape of Kampala and its
historical heritage vested in its seven hills. With this, urban tourism
in Kampala would have taken a step further in the right direction.
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