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Ngamba Island

  Ngamba Island is a project of the Chimpanzees Sanctuary and Wildlife Conservation Trust (CSWCT), established in 1997 by the Born Free Foundation (UK), International Fund for Animal Welfare (USA), the Jane Goodall Institute (Germany and Uganda), The Uganda Wildlife Education Centre Trust (UWECT) and the Zoological Board of New South Wales (Australia) and it provides these orphaned chimpanzees with a

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Kampala, Uganda

Ssese Islands – Uganda’s Hidden Islands

If you are looking for an island paradise in Uganda – amazingly you can find just such a place in landlocked Uganda – Uganda might not be along any ocean but shares the immense Lake Victoria with Kenya and Tanzania – and in this second largest lake in the world you will find the fabulous Ssese Islands.  An archipelago of

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Kampala, Uganda

Amabere Ga Nyinamwiru (the Breasts Of Nyinamwiru)

  The beautiful Nyinamwiru was, so the legend goes, the daughter of the local King Bukuku. She was pursued by so many admirers that the King cut off her breasts to reduce her beauty, though even this failed. The “breasts” you see today are an impressive stalactite formation in the Nyakasura Caves – filled with attractive natural rock pillars. The cave,

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Kampala, Uganda

Ndere Center, Kamapla

  This cultural centre, set amid beautiful tropical gardens, houses a wealth of Ugandan culture in the middle of Kampala. In addition to a café and craft shop, there is an outdoor stage where regular performances take place by the brilliant Ndere Troupe – comprising dancers, singers and musicians from across the country. Regular events include Famly Hour, World Music Night, Kids’

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Kampala, Uganda

Namugongo Martyr’s Shrine

  On 3 June 1886, over 30 Ugandan Catholic and Protestant men were burned to death on the orders of the Kabak Mwanga for their refusal to renounce their faith. The Church of the Namugongo Martyrs has been constructed near the site, and is the focus of pilgrimages. Today, June 3rd is a public holiday in Uganda to commemorate the executions.

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Kampala, Uganda

Naggalabi – Buddo Coronation Site

  Just short of a 20 minutes drive from Kampala the panoramic hilltop at Naggalabi Buddo is the historic heart of Buganda. It was here that the Kingdom was birthed, at the dawn of the 14th century, and it is here that every Kabaka is still crowned. At Naggalabi Buddo you can visit the main sacred sites, and literally walk in

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Kampala, Uganda

Kings Palace (bulange Mengo)

  Lubiri, or Mengo is the palace of the King of Buganda. It was built in 1885 and measures in impressive 4 square miles. Opposite it is the spired Bulange, which is the Buganda parliament building. Entrance is free but you should tip your guide.

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Kampala, Uganda

Katareke Prison Ditch

  The prison tells the story of a violent and brutal episode in Buganda history. It speaks of a paranoid, power-hungry king who, in 1888, imprisoned his all his brothers and sisters – save for just one Mwanga – an exiled king he had replaced – and later brutally murdered them for fear that they might dethrone him! Today the prison

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Kampala, Uganda

Kasubi Royal Tombs

  This UNESCO World Heritage Site is the burial site for the Kings of Buganda. The Buganda people hold great respect for this cultural site, and several ancient rituals are still performed here. The large, dome-shaped hut which protects the site is beautifully crafted from natural materials and also houses cultural treasures of the Buganda Kingdom. The Kasubi Tombs are located on

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Fort Portal, Uganda

Buganda Kabaka’s Lake

  This is the Buganda Kabaka’s Lake, near Mengo Hill. This five acre lake on the outskirts of Kampala was created during the reign of Kabaka Mwanga in the 1880s for his personal enjoyment, as he enjoyed swimming and fishing.  More importantly, he wished to link it to Lake Victoria through a channel that would serve as an escape corridor, though

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Fort Portal, Uganda