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Religious tour



From time immemorial, religious travel has been about celebrating and solidifying one’s faith, by means of fellowship, charity, mindfulness or solitude. 

For those who don’t consider themselves religious, the reasons for spiritual travel are more broadly academic or Historical.

 Many independent-minded travelers are fascinated by the prospect of exploring the cultural and historical traditions of an ancient place. Even absent true belief.

When talking of religious tourism and pilgrimage to Uganda, a lot of attention is given to Christianity but believers of different faiths can find a place to practice their faith in Uganda and here are the different key areas to visit.

Pilgrimage and Apostolic tours

Munyonyo Martyrs Shrine                               

The Munyonyo catholic martyrs shrine has been less publicized in the past until the recent Pope’s visit but one can argue that this is perhaps the most important one because this where martyrdom in Uganda started. This is where the first martyrs were killed on the orders of Kabaka Mwanga II on 26th May 1886 and were canonized by Pope Paul VI in 1964. It is the same place where in 1886 Saint Charles Lwanga – leader of Christian community in Uganda baptized St. Kizito, St. Mbaga, St. Gyavira and St. Muggaga.

The there are 3 martyrs of Munyonyo shrine and these are;

St. Andrew Kaggwa – saint of teachers and catechists
St. Denis Ssebugwawo – saint of musicians and choirs
St. Pontian Ngondwe – saint of Army and military personnel

Namugongo Martyrs Shrine

Namugongo martyrs shrine is the most widely known place of martyrdom and pilgrimage in Uganda. Every 3rd of June each year, thousands of people trek from all corners of the country including international pilgrimages and visit Namugongo to celebrate the Uganda martyrs day. There are 2 shrines; the Catholic shrine and the Anglican shrine but the former is more prominent given that Catholicism has the highest number of followers. Many faithful have visited Namugongo and have given testimonies to having their problems solved and desires achieved through prayer and intercession of the Uganda martyrs so if you are a believer, you should be thinking about a visit to Namugongo for intercession!

Baha’i temple; 

The Bahá’í Faith in Uganda started to grow in 1951 and four years later there were 500 Bahá’ís in 80 localities, including 13 Bahá’í Local Spiritual Assemblies, representing 30 tribes, and had dispatched 9 pioneers to other African locations. Following the reign of Idi Amin when the Bahá’í Faith was banned and the murder of Bahá’í Hand of the Cause Enoch Olinga and his family, the community continues to grow though estimates of the population range widely from 19,000 to 105,000 and the community’s involvements have included diverse efforts to promote the welfare of the Ugandan people.

Gadaffi Mosque;

 the Uganda National Mosque and another key destination for religious tourism Uganda is a mosque located at Kampala Hill in the Old Kampala area of Kampala, Uganda. Completed in 2006, it seats up to 15,000 worshipers and can hold another 1,100 in the gallery, while the terrace will cater for another 3,500. Colonel Muammar Gaddafi of Libya commissioned the mosque as a gift to Uganda, and for the benefit of the Muslim population. Uganda has many mosques but this one is a skyscraper mosque.

The completed mosque was opened officially in June 2007 under the name Gaddafi National Mosque, and housed the head offices of the Uganda Muslim Supreme Council. It was renamed “Uganda National Mosque” in 2013 following the death of Colonel Gaddafi as the new Libyan administration was “reluctant to rehabilitate the mosque under the old name.


"Spiritual” and “religious” travel may be little more than modern catch phrases, but travelers have been making pilgrimages throughout history


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