Road Trips – Landmarks of Uganda

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Day 1

Gaddafi National Mosque

Gaddafi National Mosque

Famously known as the "Gaddafi Mosque" The Colourful structure with its magnificent features of Art was built and designed based on a mixture of Cultures of Arab, European, and an African Touch. Built on Old Kampala Hill, which is One of Kampala City's Seven Hills. It can also be viewed from all Corners of Kampala and one cannot go without a glimpse of it. The Mosque is Open to all People regardless of their Creeds, Political affiliations, Ethnic backgrounds, Cultures and Nationalities. This majestic work of art also houses the Headquarters of the Uganda Muslim Supreme Council which is the National Faith Based Umbrella Organization for all Muslims, their Organizations and Institutions in Uganda with a Core responsibility to reach out to all People at all Levels. The Mosque Complex consists of a Large Mosque Hall that is usually open to all Muslims for Friday Prayers and also for other Islamic Festivals. It can accommodate over 35,000 People. This makes it as one of the biggest Mosque in East, Central, and Sub-Saharan Africa. It also has a standard Conference Hall, Library, An Fm Radio Station, a hospital, and a University College among other Units. On arrival, report to the Tourism Information Office desk. Where you are required to pay your Entrance Fees, Ladies will be veiled as per the Islamic custom. This is a Guided Tour; hence you will be introduced to your guide who will take you around and Inside the Mosque to enjoy an Ambience of its exterior and interior. On entering the Mosque Main hall, enjoy its Architectural designs. Climbing the Tower / Minaret gives you the best view of Kampala City at 360 degrees with its original surrounding Seven Hills. The Mosque also stands on the Original Spot where British first hoisted their Flag which signified Uganda as British Colony.

Please note; All Visitors are required to respect the Islamic Regulations, Norms and Values.

Baha'i Temple

Baha'i Temple

Visit the mother Temple of the Bahai faith in Africa. And just like the faith it represents, the Bahai temple is no ordinary house of worship. Sitting on 52 acres of land, the temple is a unique architectural master piece. Built between 1958 and 1961 on Kikaaya hill, three miles North of Kampala the building is 130ft. its dome is a 44ft in diameter. It is a nine sided structure which represents oneness and unity of the faiths biggest tenets. It seats on a beautiful park like ground with lots of beautiful trees most of them fruit tree species plus flowers as well as a green-carpet like grass with clean clear gazetted paths leading to the dome. This park like environment attracts many people who sit on the grass and have a peaceful moment or hold picnics not forgetting couples in love who flock this place for quality time.

Source of the Nile - Speke Monument

Source of the Nile - Speke Monument

The authentic, original Source of the Nile Site, where the British Explorer Speke first discovered the River Nile (of course the Africans knew there was a river, but anyway..). Stand where he stood, take a picture with the monument, go for boatrides across the river nile and into Lake Victoria, see monkeys, monitor lizards, pythons (and maybe even an authentic African Witchdoctor). The site also allows for camping, nature walks, parties and occasions with a truly spectacular nature setting. Ideal for Birdwatching and anyone looking for 1 day tour in the Ugandan Countryside.

Martyr's Shrine

Martyr's Shrine

On 3rd June 1886, 25 young men (13 Anglicans and 12 Catholic), pages of the court of King Mwanga II of Buganda, were burned to death at Namugongo for their refusal to renounce Christianity.

Uganda Martyrs’ Museum, Namugongo (Namugongo Shrine) was first recognized by Joshua Serufusa-Zake (1884-25 June 1985) when he was the Sabaddu of Kira Sub-County. He constructed a structure at the Namugongo site, where the current shrines were later built for prayer…

Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary

Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary

Surrounded by the peaceful waters of Lake Victoria, Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary is home to 49 orphaned chimps rescued from throughout Uganda. Island facilities offer day trips and overnight trips which provide exceptional opportunity to closely observe and interact with these fascinating great apes in this unique setting.

Shree Samayam Dharma Mandal Temple

Shree Samayam Dharma Mandal Temple

Shree Sanatan Dharma Mandal is a Spiritual Organisation in Uganda aims to Enlighten, Support and Serve the devotees. The temple is replica of "SOMNATH TEMPLE" in Gujarat constructed in late 50s and inaugurated in 1961. Only one of it's kind, our temple holds a status of "HERITAGE PROPERTY OF HISTORICAL SITE" by Kampala City Council Authority.

Baker’s Fort / Fort Patiko

Baker’s Fort / Fort Patiko

Fort Patiko was the site where Sir Samuel Baker overcame the cruellest of slavers in 1873. Baker rebuilt the fort as an outpost against slavery, planted Borassus palms and other trees, cultivated land for food and protected the Acholi people from attack.

Found in Gulu district, Fort Baker is situated approximately 1.8 kilometers from Ocecu Hill, famously known as Got Ajulu. The word ‘Julu’ is an Acholi word that means ‘to raise’ where as Got means Rock / Hill / Mountain.

Uganda on the Equator

Uganda on the Equator

Hang at the Equator!

The Equator is located in Kayabwe, Mpigi District, about 72 kilometers from Kampala city, the capital of Uganda. You will find the poster for the Uganda Equator on Kampala-Masaka road 420 kilometers from Kampala. South west of Kampala; you will be able to locate markers of the equator in Kasese District within the Queen Elizabeth National Park. You will experience warm temperatures while at the Equator as you stand in the middle of the world. Please remember to have a sunscreen for your skin.

The Independence Monument

The Independence Monument

The Independence Monument, standing majestically at a height of 6 metres, is a must see if you are travelling to Kampala. The monument situated in the heart of the capital between the Sheraton Kampala Hotel, Grand Imperial Hotel and Stan-Chart bank, is one of the most distinctive landmark of Uganda. Uganda's Independence Monument was constructed by former British Colonial Government just before Uganda celebrated its first independence on Tuesday 9th October 1962.The monument depicts a man unwrapping a child and raising the child to touch the sky. The sculpture signifies a new born country let free from colonialism and bondages. Today with the beautification around the monument, you need to carry your camera for the memorable capture of the sight. This is among Kampala's top Attractions and best sight when doing city walks

St Josephs Catholic Cathedral

St Josephs Catholic Cathedral

St. Joseph's Cathedral is a Roman Catholic cathedral in Gulu, Gulu District, Uganda. It is the seat of Archbishop John Baptist Odama, head of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Gulu.HistoryThe Cathedral is a monument to the faith of the first Christians, and to the skills of the Comboni Missionary Brothers. The work was started in the year 1931 and completed in 1941. It seats about 5,000 people.The Brotherhood made and baked 800 000 bricks at the Oyitino River, from where Christians and Catechumens every Sunday after the Mass carried bricks on their heads to the site of building. The Cathedral was consecrated on 13 June 1947.

Kingha Coffee Tour

Kingha Coffee Tour

Experience Life in Coffee County *Learn what it takes to make a great cup of coffee: From Bean to Cup. *Pick coffee cherries straight from the tree. *Stroll through our sustainable coffee garden. *Take a walk through our sugar cane grove and down to the river. *Hand-roast coffee over an open fire - take home what you roast. *Proceeds from your visit go to supporting local coffee farmers.

Wamala King'sTombs

Wamala King'sTombs

Kabaka Suuna II was King of Buganda, the largest of the traditional territories that now make up the nation of Uganda. During his reign in the middle of the 19th century, he became the first king to admit outside traders into Bugunda. He had 148 wives and sired 218 children, and when he died, he was the last king to have his jawbone (which was believed to contain his spirit) placed in a royal shrine staffed by his descendants. The Wamala King’s tombs, including the shrine of Kabaka Suuna II, are one of only two such tomb complexes remaining in Uganda

Polish Cemetery

Polish Cemetery

In 1942, a few thousand refugees were ferried to Uganda in Masindi for a safe haven, they lived here until 1947 and left a footprint that can still be seen such as a church and a borehole.

Namirembe Cathedral

Namirembe Cathedral

The organ in St. Paul's Cathedral Namirembe, the oldest cathedral in the Church of Uganda, Anglican Communion, was built in 1931 by The Positive Organ Company (1922) Limited. In 1952, after twenty years of service the organ was in need of an overhaul and this work was entrusted to Alfred E. Davis of Northampton, England. The organ gave a further twenty years of service, but after Idi Amin seized power in 1971 it deteriorated seriously during the years of unrest. Eventually in 1998, Peter Wells from the United Kingdom was sent to inspect what remained and advise on the rehabilitation. Several schemes were considered and the organ today operates to a specification drawn up with Michael Sozi, then chairman of the Organ Committee, in 1999.

Landmarks of Uganda Road Trip

Landmarks of Uganda Road Trip

Uganda is famous for several natural mentions not least having the highest concentration of primates on Earth, being the location of the source of the Nile River, 10 National Parks, 173 lakes and rivers with plenty of wildlife, and water sports, over 56 tribes and over 40 languages.....

Take a tour with us around Uganda and visit 32 of the top Uganda Landmarks as rated by Tripadvisor

 

 




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