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Kampala - Canoeing Around Kabaka's Lake

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Canoeing Around Kabaka's Lake

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Lakeside, Kampala, Uganda
35 mins
Tip-Supported

About the tour

Kabaka's Lake located about 5Km from Kampala city centre is perhaps Africa's largest dug out surviving lake and the largest manmade lake in Uganda constructed 1884-1888 by the 52 clans of Buganda. The lake measures 200 feet in depth covering a 2 square kilometers area. Kabaka Daniel Mwanga II known to be the most ruthless King in the history of this country ordered the construction of this lake. The King's plan was to have a water chanel enough for him to travel by boat to Lake Victoria for his favourite activities of swimming and fishing. The water channel would also act as an escape route incase his conflicts with the British escalated. It's interesting that his subjects refused to start construction of the lake which annoyed the King that he started the digging himself joined by other people. His subjects including the princess, princes and parish chiefs got ashamed to later join the construction. Over 135 years later, this lake can exhibit King Daniel Mwanga's positive side contribution especially to nature as the lake is a home to many biodiversity species such as birds thus a great spot for bird watching. The lake is among Uganda's top tourist attraction today, and has a small island locally called "Nambi Natululu" hosting the Buganda Emblem. Formerly it is only the King who could sit there to view the beautiful exhibition of various activities such as bird watching and boat riding. Current king, His Majesty Kabaka Ronald Mutebi holds there one of the major events once a year in August during Buganda Kingdom Tourism Expo. Encounter with me on another of Kabaka's historical attractive places on this tour as we sit to bird watch, walk around the lake, and canoe around "Nambi Natululu" island.


Meet Nandy Karo

Nandy Karo

Nandy is venturing into freelance tour guiding with the same enthusiasm she shares as she explores different unique places around the world. From her beloved country of Uganda, to the East African region and the rest of the world, Nandy is excited to share her experiences and travels of countries around the world. Aya Twende! (Ok Lets Go!)


What to expect

Get ready for something special. We’re travelling to Kampala with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you’ll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing content creator.

The tour will last about 35 mins and will be live-streamed by your content creator directly from Kampala. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your content creator and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.


Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to join, but you have the option to leave a tip during the tour.

The majority of your tip goes directly to support the channel, while the rest helps Heygo continue to build a place that brings the world closer together.


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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.


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