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Siipi Falls

Arguably one of Uganda’s most beautiful falls, Sipi falls lies about 55km north of Mbale town in the foothills of mountain Elgon- about an hour’s drive from Mbale. The mountain river thrusts over a sequence colossal basalt precipice of the mountain Elgon sides to form a series of three spectacular falls- Sipi falls. The lower …

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Rubaga Cathedral

Just 3km outside f the bustling Kampala city centre, the Saint Mary’s Cathedral commonly known as the Rubaga cathedral is the oldest Roman Catholic diocese in Uganda and is also home of the archbishop of the Kampala diocese Dr Cyprian Kizito Lwanga. It one of the many places of worship in Uganda and Kampala in …

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Old kampala Hill

The nucleus of Kampala town: old Kampala Old Kampala hill which rises gently to the immediate west of the city centre ten minutes walk from the new tax park was the original for and capital founded by captain Fredrick Lugard in 1890. The hill is named after the numerous impalas that once lived here and …

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Nyero Rock Painting

It is among the dozen discrete panels of pre-historic rock art that are known from five different localities in Kumi and Soroti districts. The painting is in most cases monochromatic typically either red or white and the predominant figures are sets of four or five concentric circles, and strange compartmentalized sausage-shaped figures reminiscent of acacia …

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Nyakasura Hill

The wondrous trek to the top of Nyakasura hills After a visit to the adjacent Amabere ganyinamwiru, I couldn’t help but think of the magnificence that lay in the small and seemingly insignificant place like that and now with an open mind unlike before the Nyakasura hills were the next target for our next adventure …

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Namugongo Martyrs Shrine

History Of The Shrine The towering pinnacle is quite catchy and as you draw closer to the basilica you will be washed with a special feeling of holiness and serenity. The Shrine is found 15 km east of the Major Kampala business centre. The area has been given a heroic touch with the erection of …

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Namirembe Cathedral

The tale of Uganda’s oldest cathedral: Namirembe Cathedral This brick red dome is an Anglican cathedral and is also the oldest. The cathedral is also known as the St Paul’s cathedral. It was built in 1890 on the Namirembe/mengo hill one of the major hills of the Kampala city which rises out of the Kampala …

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Nakayima tree

Nakayima tree: the tree of mystery A beautiful spiritual princess Nakayima who once roamed the hill of Mubende is said to have disappeared in the tree which today is said to have supernatural powers for healing, fertility wealth and good health. Perched on a hill in Mubende district is the Nakayima tree which is believed …

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Nakasero Hill

One of the seven hills of Kampala and the central business district of Kampala Nakasero is the administrative capital of Uganda. The hill derives its name from a group of ladies who used to weave baskets (locally known as ebisero) from this place, which they sold in diverse parts of the continent. Because of this …

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Uganda Museum

Located on Kira road about 2km from the city centre is Uganda’s display of its culture and heritage in the national museum of Uganda, the oldest in East Africa, and perhaps the best rooted in the ethnographic collection first exhibited in 1905 in a small Greek temple near Luggard’s fort on old Kampala hill. Formerly …

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