Ugandans Urged To Preserve Their History

For long, the tourism sector in Uganda has always rotated around wildlife safaris and little has been known about its tremendous history and culture. It is unfortunate that the country’s cultural heritage sites have been left either not documented or even have fallen at risk of disappearance due to human interference. However in order to boost the tourism sector in Uganda, nationals have been urged to embrace their historical background and use tourism as the best avenue to tell the world more about their unique stories. Uganda is generally a few most beautiful safari destinations with ancient stories that are worth sharing with the rest of the travelers in the world.


Unlike Uganda, nearly all foreign states have shared their incredible stories concerning their history an example of the Great Wall of China that most people have watched in movies and or the popular Egyptian Pyramids. As a result, many tourists flock into this tourist sites to explore more about them unlike Uganda’s case where movies that have been made mainly show the Late President Idi Amin Dada eating people.

Due to this, there is need for natives to tell their own stories that will sell the country and in the long run, boosts the tourism sector. The call was made at the Semagulu Museum in Mutundwe where about 200 students were hosted and briefed on the significance of preserving their history. The Semagulu Museum is a new center of learning history with exceptional reputation of rescuing the wonders of Democratic Parties’ President Benedicto Kiwanuka’s vehicle.

Besides, it features the memorabilia of Late Milton Obote, Muteesa Edward, colonialists, kings, chiefs and Arabs. Students have been urged to carryout adequate research, mobilize communities to sight out key rare things concerning their areas and tell stories about them to generate some income for their livelihood.

Uganda has many historical and cultural sites that are worth exploring while you are on safari in East Africa. The notable ones include Kasubi tomb site where 4 kings of Buganda were buried and initially constructed in 1881 on Kasubi hill in Kampala. Interestingly, this historical treasure was also designated into a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2001. But the unfortunate bit of it is that, they were set on fire in 2010.

These tombs are of cultural significance the fact that they are a symbol of spiritual, political and social state of Buganda people. It is one of the popular cultural sites and mostly visited by most tourists on Uganda safari. Namugongo Martyrs shrine a remarkable religious and historical site where the 22 devoted Christians were murdered by King Mwanga on third June 1886 and every year, thousands of pilgrims confine in this area third June in remembrance of those who lost their lives at a time. Nyero Rock Painting in eastern Uganda and comprised of 3 (three) rock shelters that are situated in a significant distance from one another.

Amabere Ga Nyinamwiru about 10 kilometers off from Fort Portal. This historical treasure is popular for its myth and legend. It is believed that King Bukuku of Toro and Bunyoro kingdoms had his daughter Nyinamiwiru’s breasts cut off when she refused to get married to a man he had chosen for her. Speke Monument at the Source of the Nile which represents John Hanning Speke the first European to visit Lake Victoria and discover the source of the mighty River Nile. Bahai temple which features as the only temple that still exists in Africa that represents the Bahai faith and offers visitors opportunity to explore more about religious customs.

The Bahai temple lies on Kikaya hill in Kampala. The Sempaya hot springs in Semuliki National Park that features among a few hottest water springs in the world with temperature rising up to 1000 degrees Celsius. Walumbe Tanda Pits that boast of over 240 pits and 2 shrines. At one of the entrances, there are spears, calabashes, shields, fireplaces that derived their names from various gods.

Conclusively, Uganda isn’t only popular for its abundant floral and faunal species but also its vast historical and cultural sites that have not been fully explored by tourists on safari in Africa. Preserving the country’s history rewards tourists with authentic experiences.