CULTURAL DESTINATIONS & ATTRACTIONS IN UGANDA

Cultural destinations and attractions in Uganda are of great importance to the cultures of the country as they represent what’s left of the cultures that trace more than a century ago, but as many of them have been abandoned by the variety of the population especially in the central region. Tourism has provided a platform for the cultural destinations to pick interest in people with knowledge of their heritage. These destinations hold the value of tribes and Kingdoms of the country in the East, west, south, and north. These include Kasubi Tombs, Igongo culture center, ndere culture center, Namugongo shrine, and many other destinations across the country.

BUGANDA KINGDOM

the Buganda Kingdom until today the site remains a spiritual and political role to the Ganda people. The tombs hold great meaning in the Buganda Kingdom because it holds four of the great past Kings of this Kingdom tracing back to the centuries and the traditional architecture of the Ganda people. 

NDERE TROUPE CENTRE

Ndere cultural center is a miniature of over 59 tribal traditions and cultures, the troupe captures many amazing cultural songs, dances, a variety of cultural instruments, and humorously informative stories which are presented authentically and artistically.

IGONGO MUSEUM

The Igongo cultural center is located in the west of Uganda and it is the cultural centrality of the Ankole Kingdom. This cultural center features a museum of the Ankole culture. The cultural food, the eclipse monument also known as The Biharwe monument in the local language and cultural shops

GADDAFI MOSQUE

This mosque was built by the former president of Libya Colonel Muammar Gaddafi as a gift to the Muslims in Uganda. The mosque was opened in 2007 and later changed the title of the mosque from Gaddafi Mosque to Uganda National Mosque in 2013 after the death of Col. Muammar Gaddafi. 

UGANDA MARTYS CHURCH

The catholic martyrs’ shrine also known as the catholic basilica was built in 1973 after 32 young Catholics and Anglicans were burnt alive after they refused to denounce their religions in the court of King Mwanga II in 1886. In 1973 the basilica was built in remembrance of the brave 32 souls. 

TOORO KINGDOM

The Kingdom stretches from the city of Fort portal to the Mountains of Rwenzori and the crater lakes. There is also called Omukama. The Kingdom depends on agriculture more than cattle as the region is just recovering with cattle. Crops like Tea, coffee, and others.

KASUBI TOMBS

Kasubi tombs hold a great fundamental to the Buganda Kingdom until today the site remains a spiritual and political role to the Ganda people. The tombs hold great meaning in the Buganda Kingdom because it holds four of the great past Kings of this Kingdom 

NYERO ROCK PAINTINGS

The nyero rock painting was dated back to 1250CE and was first documented in 1913 and was largely described by researchers to be geometric. This kind of art is attributed to Twa hunter-gatherers who are of the late Stone Age gatherers culture.