Kampala City - Day Tour - Points of Interest
Uganda Post Office
Plot 1 the Uganda post office building, bank of Uganda.
Uganda Railway Station
The once Railway station that served the rest of Uganda.
House of Parliament
Parliament of Uganda, Christ the King Church, National theater.
Pointing out the Pan African gardens once known as Idi Amin's killing field.
First Catholic Cathedral in Uganda. https://www.thefamouspeople.com/
Bulange Kings Palace
Buganda kingdom offices of the king.
First Protestant cathedral in Uganda
The 3 largest mosque in Africa.
Makerere University, Mulago hospital, Uganda Muesuem.
Bahai temple, Namugongo catholic and protestant shrine, Nambole stadium.
Buganda road, National theatre, Women's market buganda road, Uganda crafts 2000 limited for disabled people.
The History of Uganda
August 2nd, 1858: British explorers, Richard Burton and John Hanning Speke arrive at the shores of Lake Victoria.
February 20th, 1862: John Hanning Speke and James Grant arrive on Rubaga Hill at the Place of Kabaka (King) Mutesa 1st‘s court in Kampala.
July 28th, 1862: The people of Uganda show British explorer John Hanning Speke the source of the Nile, in Jinja. Making John Hanning Speke the first European to see the source of Nile.
April 5th, 1872: Sir Samuel Baker arrives at the court of the Omukama Kabalega Chwa II in Bunyoro Kitara Kingdom.
June 8th, 1872: Sir Samuel Baker attempts to annex Bunyoro land where he was fiercely attacked by the Omukama Kabalega’s army forcing his withdraws.
April 5th, 1875: Henry Morton Stanley meets Kabaka Mutesa 1st then king of Buganda kingdom. He will then send a letter back to England asking for the first Christian missionaries.
November 15th, 1875: Henry Morton Stanley published in the daily telegraph of London his very first media article about Uganda.
June 30th, 1877: Anglican missionaries, led by Shergold Smith and Rev. C.T Wilson arrive in Uganda.
February 23rd, 1879: French missionaries Fr Lourdel and Brother Amans arrive in Bugonga near Entebbe.
March 18th, 1882: The baptism of the first Anglican converts in Uganda Mackay Sembera, Filipo Mukasa, Edward Mukasa, Yakobo Takirambudde, Yakobo Buzabalyawo, Princess Nalumansi and Princess Namikka.
October 19th, 1884: Daniel Basamula Mwanga ll, succeeds his father Kabaka Mutesa l after his death.
January 31st, 1885: Marko Kakumba, Nuwa Serwanga and Yusufu Lugalama the first Uganda Christian Martyrs are brutally murdered at Busegampimerebera, now known as Busega.
October 29th, 1885: Kabaka Daniel Mwanga orders the killing of Bishop James Hannington.
June 3rd, 1886: Kabaka Daniel Mwanga orders the death of young Christian converts who are then burnt to ashes at Namugongo Martyrs shrine.
September 10th, 1888: Kabaka Mwanga ll is ousted due to a rebellion of Christians and Muslim converts.
October 1888: The Muslim faction chases their Christian allies and installs Kiwewa as the new king. The latter refuses to be circumcised and is replaces by his brother, Kalema. During that very month, the Christians fight and reinstate Mwanga ll to the throne.
November 1889: The Muslim rebels are helped by Omukama Kabalega to dethrone Buganda.
February 1890: The regrouped Christians fight helping Mwanga to regain his throne. Soon the Protestants and Catholics turn against each other.
1891: Capt, Frederick Lugard arrives in Kampala with 300 Sudanese troops as an agent of the Imperial British East African Company (IBEA) – and helps Protestants to triumph over the Catholics.
July 1st, 1891: Capt, Frederick Lugard signs an agreement with representatives of Ntare V (king) of Nkore; to help him forestall any passage of arms to Omukama Kabalega of Bunyoro.
June 19th, 1894: British government takes over control of Uganda from IBEA. From then on, Uganda becomes a British Protectorate.
1895: The arrival of the first British commissioner of the Uganda protectorate Berkeley.
1896: The Bible is translated into Luganda is completed by George Pilkington and colleagues. The new bible is nicknamed the ‘Biscuit Bible’.
November 1896: The ‘lost countries’ are transferred to the Buganda Kingdom by Berkeley from Buyonyoro as an appreciation of help towards the weakening of Omukama Kabalega of Buyonyoro.
1898: Kabaka Mwanga ll is ousted and replaced by his infant son, Daudi Chwa ll.
April 4th, 1899: Kabaka Mwanga ll and Omukama Kabalega are captured by British agents during a surprise attack in northern Uganda and are promptly exiled to the Seychelles Islands.
1900: The 1900 Buganda agreement is signed between the British and Kabaka Chwa’s three regents: Zacharia Kisingiri, Stanislas Mugwanya, and sir Apollo Kaggwa.
June 26th, 1900: Governor Harry Johnstone signs the Toro Agreement with Omukama (king) Kasagama.
1901: The Ankole Agreement is signed.
April 1st, 1902: Part of the eastern province of Uganda which included, Kisumu, Naivasha, Bungoma, and Rudolf, is annexed to Kenya at the request of the governor of Kenya, Sir Charles Eliot the area is supposed to be used by Zionist Jews.