30 Apr | Diana Peel | No Comments

The Origins of Tooro

The kingdom of Tooro is in western Uganda, and is one of the five traditional kingdoms. Its seat is in Fort Portal, where the royal palace is built, and where the last three kings are buried. Toro was part of the Bunyoro Kitara empire until 1826, when the heir to the Bunyoro throne broke away …

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16 Apr | Diana Peel | No Comments

A brief history of the North

When you think of attacks in northern Uganda, the Lord’s Resistance Army and their bitter three decade war comes to mind. However, the LRA are far from the first to wage war in the north. The Arab slave traders ventured into this part of the world in the 18th and 19th century, capturing men women …

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9 Apr | Diana Peel | No Comments

How Jinja Became a Town

Jinja is famous as the start of the Nile’s 4000 km journey to the Mediterranean. It is the second largest urban area (with Njeru) after Kampala, and is the third most visited town in Uganda (after Kampala and Entebbe). But Jinja has not always been so prominent nor popular. When the source of the Nile …

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3 Apr | Diana Peel | No Comments

Christianity Comes to Uganda

Christianity is now the dominant religion in Uganda, with around 85% of the population adhering to the faith. But Christianity is a rather recent import. The different tribes in what is now Uganda worshipped various pagan deities and ancestral spirits. They were not exposed to monotheistic religions until the Arabs traders came, followed a few …

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About Changing Horizons

Changing Horizons is a tour company which specialises in travel to sites of historical interest in East Africa.

Our tours take you to places that are identified with past events and experiences, such as sites of great discovery, like the source of the Nile, or sites of great sacrifice, like the shrine of the Christian martyrs.

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How to book and get further information

Email: bookings@changing-horizons.com

Business registration number: 197182

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