Kampala is the capital city of Uganda situated on seven hills, it was originally home to impalas in the past from which it gets its name Kampala, the city has an amalgamation of cultures from all parts of the country but the native tribe are the Baganda who happen to be having the richest traditional background compared to any other tribe in Uganda, a day in the city would allow you visit a number of tourism centers right from the Uganda national museum to the bahai temple, the Gadhafi mosque, religious centers like the Namiremebe and Rubaga cathedrals, the great Makerere university, Kasubi tombs, the Kabaka’s palace, and the Idi Amins torture chambers.
Uganda national museum exhibits Uganda’s past historical events, archeological events, collected and brought together for visitors to have a reminder of the old Uganda. Cultural performances through music, festivals, are being done at the Uganda national museum. Its strategically situated on kira road a few kilometers from the city center.
The Kabaka’s palace and Idi Amin torture chamber are situated in Mengo one of the seven hills of Kampala, it is a historical home to all the kings of Buganda kingdom, monuments are aligned along the way to the palace expressing their cultural customs and norms per clan, the Amin torture chambers were around the palace with five cells, it was always a secrete place that no civilians always new about, visitors are taken to have a tour of these chambers.
The Gadhafi mosque, is the largest and biggest mosque in the capital city, many, moslem believers and non moslem come to pay a visit to the religious center constructed by the late Libyan president Gadhafi this is located within the city center in old Kampala, an experienced guide will take you around the mosque.
The bahai temple, is the only one temple built in the Uganda, its surrounded by a beautiful scenic environment with soothing songs of different kinds of birds around it, the region was started and later spread among the local community its regard as one of the fastest growing religions in the world.
The makerere university can be visited while in the capital city of Uganda, it is not only an education center but with a number of historical monuments each of which attached to a historical description, the makerere hill was named by a Kabaka who slept at the hill till down without returning home upon waking up he shouted in the local language “Gano makerere” to mean its morning, and from then the place was called makerere, more history is always shared by your guide taking you around the university.
Religious centers like the Namirembe cathedral, Rubaga cathedral and the Namugongo shrine collect a lot of Christian believers, if one would love to visit these places, he or she can be taken to their, for example the Namugongo shrine collects very many pilgrimages from all over the world on the 3rd of June to celebrate the death of the Uganda martyrs who were killed because of believing in Christianity.
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