Itanda Falls: Jinja’s Secret Gem

A splash, crash and laugh or just a tropical experience, Itanda Falls is the greatest and best way to experience the ecstasy of rafting. Riding towards the busy town of Mukono, one cannot miss beautiful trees at Namanve, behind which lies the Industrial Park. The...
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Lubiri: the Home to Buganda’s Kings

For people conversant with Uganda’s history, the magnitude of power the Kingdom of Buganda amassed is detailed in very many forms. The King of Buganda is called the ‘Kabaka’ and his official residence is referred to as ‘Lubiri’ to mean Palace. The architectural design...
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Ankore’s Finest: Igongo Cultural Centre

Set on a ground which once accommodated the palace of a legendary 17th Century King, Igongo cultural center is located in Biharwe, 12 Km from Mbarara town on the Mbarara-Masaka highway. Since Igongo stands right along the highway, it took us under 5 minutes to be...
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Bloody Tourism: Amin’s Torture Chambers

It is years since Late President Idi Amin and his underlings ruled Uganda, but the torture chambers are a living testimony of wrath; a satisfier to those who lived the dark days; those who have heard the horrible stories of darkness and evil. The chambers are nestled...
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In the Footsteps of the Martyrs: Namugongo Shrine

On 3rd June every year, thousands of people of all ages, races, nations, and color trek from around the world to commemorate, and celebrate the death of the Uganda Martyrs. This is a major tourist site with a pool of water that is believed to be blessed. When one...
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Amasiiro: Where Buganda’s Royals Rest in Power

Kasubi one of the 31 royal burial grounds (Amasiiro) across Buganda Kingdom. Traditionally the bodies of the kings were laid in one place, with a separate shrine for the deceased king’s jawbone, believed to contain his soul. It should be remembered that the burial...
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Kampala’s SSDM Temple: Beauty and Eternal Order

The Shree Sanatan Dharma Mandal (SSDM) temple is adorned with ornaments and symbols: it lights up with thousands of fairly lights during Diwali and other religious festivals. It is referred to as the Mandir: the Hindu name for the place of worship or a prayer palace....
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The National Mosque: Gaddafi’s Gift to Uganda

The mosque is referred to as the Uganda National Mosque for it viewable from all corners of Kampala. Completed in 2006, it has a seating capacity of up to 15,000 worshipers.  It was commissioned by Colonel Muammar Gaddafi in 2007 – as a gift to Uganda’s Muslim...
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Hell’s Gate: A Walk on the Wild Side

A walk in the wild, by the wild. It started like a normal Friday evening, unapologetically cold. The streets outside Acacia Mall where we were seated, waiting for Isma, our driver, were buzzing. Hoots of agitated drivers’ filled the atmosphere. Threats were hurled...
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Aruu Falls: the Jewel of Northern Uganda

Every once in a while we ought to loosen up, have some fun and capture memories. It is good for the soul. Aruu waterfalls are one of Uganda’s hidden treasures, ideal for the average adventure seeker. Located in Anyagura, about 2km off the Gulu-Kitgum highway, 47 Km...
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