Explore Kampala’s unique past: see the palaces of the Kings, the graves of the Christian martyrs, the fort of the British administrators and the haunts of post-independence rulers, Idi Amin and Milton Obote.
Kampala is the capital city of Uganda. Kampala gets its name from the Hill of Impalas, akasozi k’empala, in Luganda and has played host to many a historical event.
The only Catholic saints in Africa died for their faith in Uganda. 23 Protestant and 22 Catholic converts were martyred between 1885 and 1887. They are commemorated each year on 3rd June, and a million pilgrims come each year to Kampala.
Located in the kingdom of Buganda, Kampala was ruled over by a succession of Kings, dating back to the fourteenth century. There are 56 palaces and tombs throughout the capital, symbols to the rich cultural heritage of Buganda’s royalty.
We travel across Kampala visiting the sites that represent the different facets of its past