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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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26 Jul | Gorilla Trekk | No Comments

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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Mulago Hill

Located north of the central business district and approximately 5.5k outside of the central business centre the hill overlooks Makerere. It rises 4134 feet (1260m) above sea level. It is one of the 7 original hills on which Kampala was built and like all the other seven hills it bears a landmark that is important …

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Makerere Hill

Makerere hill is one of the seven major hills on which Kampala was initially built. The hill is located in Kawempe division of Kampala north of Kampala’s central business district (2.5km) by road. Like all the other major hills the hill is occupied by an educational institution an important landmark to the people of Uganda. …

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Lake Kivu

A dip in Lake Kivu – sand between your toes at the beach We all know Rwanda mostly for the gentle and highly sought after mountain Gorillas. And we can all agree that meeting these gentle giants and staring face to face in their deep brown eyes is a humbling and lifetime experience. However what …

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23 Jul | Gorilla Trekk | No Comments

Lake Bunyonyi

LAKE BUNYONYI: THE MYSTERIES OF THE PUNISHMENT ISLAND STILL LIVE ON People are always relieved on finally reaching Akampene Island, after paddling for that long. These days when people reach Akampene Island, they feel relief. It was not always like that. The lake is now in tranquil, only disturbed intermittently by the ripples of the odd …

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Kitagata Hot Springs

When water is heated in the earth’s bowels and emerges from the earth’s crust, it forms a hot spring. Let’s take a look into The Kitagata Hot Springs, the most sought after in Uganda and experienced this magnificent work of nature first-hand  There are breathtaking views of panoramic hills and valleys and virgin green vegetation as …

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23 Jul | Gorilla Trekk | No Comments

Kidepo Valley

A GEM IN THE WILD Northeast of Uganda, amidst the jagged scorched Naurus valleys, is the most spectacular pristine wildlife gem there is in Africa.  From the jagged hills, spread with golden grass, open plains dotted with a variety of wildlife against the soft glow of light this is Kidepo and what you see you …

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