Kampala - Bahai Temple

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Bahai Temple

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Kampala, Kampala, Uganda
45 mins

About the tour

Visit the mother temple of the Bahai faith in Africa with us. It is located 2 miles (3km) away from the Kampala Capital city center and is also known as the Mashriqu’l-Adhkar. It is the only Bahá’í temple on the continent and one of only nine around the world. It stands at nearly 38 metres (125 feet) tall, and at the time of construction it was the tallest building in East Africa. It has a circular covered porch on the lowest level providing protection from the seasonal strong winds and heavy rains. The outer facade is covered in green and white mosaic tiles, while on the inside the dome is painted blue. Its seating capacity is just over 400. As there are large numbers of followers in neighbouring countries, including Chad and Kenya, it is not entirely evident why Uganda was chosen as the location for the first African temple. What is known is that English and Iranian followers of the faith arrived in Uganda in 1951 hoping to introduce Bahá’í to local citizens. By 1952, there were over 100 followers of Bahá’í’ in Uganda. The following year, the pioneers left to spread the faith in other parts of the continent. Six years later, the foundation stone was laid for the first and only Mother Temple of Africa, and the Bahá’í Intercontinental Conference for Africa was held in Kampala to mark the occasion. Uganda is such a blessed country with rich history, culture & traditions, religion, with hospitable people and favourable climate conditions and the moment you step over the threshold of the Uganda and more so the Bahá’í temple you feel a sense of peace and tranquility, allowing you to forget everything in the outside world. Lets experience it virtually- for the start!

Meet Infinity Ideas Network

Infinity Ideas Network

At Infinity Ideas Network, we envision to create and make available equal job opportunities for Deaf and Disabled young people for their sustainable social and economic standards of living. WHY DEAF? In Uganda, they are among the most stigmatized people who often live in isolation and are excluded with from their communities, from the education system, healthcare and other vital services. Most times they are hidden away by their families as they consider this as a bad omen. If you would like to contact us then please feel free to send an email to infinityideasnetwork@gmail.com.

What to expect

Get ready for something special. We’re travelling to Kampala with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you’ll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing content creator.

The tour will last about 45 mins and will be live-streamed by your content creator directly from Kampala. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your content creator and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.

Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to join, but you have the option to leave a tip during the tour.

The majority of your tip goes directly to support the channel, while the rest helps Heygo continue to build a place that brings the world closer together.

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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.

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