In the 18th century, year 1890, Kampala was declared the headquarters of Uganda by the colonial administration. originally the city was to a small area of about 50square kilometres, but currently the capital city has a population of roughly 1.5milion people with various ethnic groups and backgrounds, the city’s geographical borderlines enlarged further.
The name ‘Kampala’ originated from impala, a type of an antelope which was found grazing on the Mengo hill, one of the multiple hills the city was built.
Fancy a comfortable drive around Kampala, the Uganda’s capital, visit and explore four of Kampala’s most exciting attractions. Explore the history, culture and the architecture of our capital city with our driving tour in the most decorated attractions. Visitors may choose any four of; the Gadhafi Mosque, the martyrs shrine Namugongo, the Rubaga and Namirembe cathedrals, the National Museum, the Lubiri palace, the Bahai temple and the Royal tombs at Kasubi.
Visit the huge and most ancient museum in Uganda that was found in 1908, the Uganda museum has tremendous collection spans over two million years of human history. Come, explore and enjoy the African historical cultures and treasures of Uganda under one umbrella.
The Baha’i temple is an ordinary house of worship. It is on 52 acres of land, this temple has a special architectural master plan. Built between 1958 and 1961 the house of 130ft. And is 44ft in diameter.
The Lubiri palace was built in 1992. The facility was duly converted to an army barracks, while a near site turned into an illustrious underground prison and a torture-execution chamber.
The Uganda martyrs shrine Namugongo.
The Uganda martyrs shrine Namugongo is among the largest Christian pilgrimage destinations in African continent dedicated to 22 martyrs and saints of Uganda that were executed between 1885 and 1887by the then king of Buganda kingdom, kabaka Mwanga the second.
The Royal Tombs.
The Kasubi tombs site is an active religious and burial palace in the Buganda kingdom, and to the Buganda kingdom, the kabaka is with no doubt a sign of political, spiritual power, and social state of Buganda.
Namirembe diocese is the most ancient diocese in the province of church of Uganda and is located in the centre of Kampala. It started early in 1897 as the diocese of Uganda up to when it required the name Namirembe diocese in the year 1960. It is encompassed of 1cathedral, deanery, 60 parishes, 342 local churches and 6 archdeaconries.
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