Kampala - The Martyrs Shrine - Namugongo

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The Martyrs Shrine - Namugongo

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Namugongo, Kampala, Kampala, Uganda
60 mins

About the tour

The Uganda Martyrs Shrine is a must visit for anyone interested in Uganda’s faith-based tourism while on your Uganda safari for wildlife safaris, gorilla safaris, birding tours or cultural safaris in Uganda. It stands tall with the grandeur of an ancient Cathedral whose structural design derives its inspiration from the African Hut. This Basilica has 22 copper pillars over 100 feet long supporting the shrine, with the capacity to accommodate 1000 people whose seats are organized in a circular form. Its construction started in 1967 and was completed in 1975. A lake was excavated in the Martyrs’ honor and bares a pavilion or Island which takes the form of a modern boat. It has a deck like feature on which the altar for Holy Mass is found and a cabin beneath the altar bearing the Sacristy, a kitchen and bedroom which Pope Francis shortly occupied on his visit to Uganda in 2015. Join in this tour to learn more about the pilgrims from in and out of Uganda make their way to the Martyrs Shrine walking barefooted for miles, from as far as Kenya, as a sacrifice in honor of the Martyrs, the sight of hawkers and vendors selling items ranging from souvenirs of the martyrs to teddy bears as well as kiosks selling pork (a local favourite) and cheap liquor for those that may have come to celebrate in ways other than the spiritual. See you there!

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 60 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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