Historical sites in Uganda

Historical sites in Uganda

Uganda has a number of paleontological (fossils), archeological, historical, traditional and colonial sites and monuments. These include the following

Paleontological (fossil) sites

Karamoja and Mt Elgon regions contain fossil sites which have made Uganda one e cradle of humankind is traced. This specimen which was named Morotopithecus bishop dating 20-plus million (ma) years was collected in one of the sites along Mt. Mororto.

Other ancient fossil sites are along Mt.Napak (19-20ma) and Bukwa (17.5ma) in eastern Uganda and in Nkondo (4.5ma), Kaiso-Tonya, Karugutu, Kikorongo and the Kazinga channel in Western Uganda all dating 2.5ma

Archaeological sites

Uganda is also famous for numerous archaeological sites of both stone and iron ages. These include:

  • Nsongezi rock Shelter.
  • Nyero Rock Paintings Site
  • The Ntugi mounds and the Basin
  • Bigo Bya Mug(y) enyi
  • Munsa za Kateboha
  • Nakaima tree
  • Kibiro salt producing village.
  • Tanda Pits
  • Bweyorere Capital Site

Natural Sites

  • The source of the Nile
  • Amabare ga Mugore
  • Amabeere ga Nyinamwiru
  • Semwema Rockshelter
  • Sempaya Hot Springs
  • Rukarango Tilting Rock, Rock Gong and Rock Shelter.
  • Bugona Tree
  • Mutolere Cave.
  • Kisizi Waterfall
  • Sezibwa Falls
  • Kalagala falls
  • Bujagali falls
  • Sipi falls and Mise Cave

Traditional sites

  • Kasubi Tombs
  • Nagalabi Coronation Site
  • Mparo Tombs
  • Nkokonjeru Tombs
  • Karambi tombs
  • Mugaba Palace
  • Bulange
  • Kabarole Palace
  • The Hoima Palace


  • Kabamba Monument
  • Independence Monument
  • Kamurasi-Baker Monument
  • Makerere University
  • The Clock Tower
  • Patiko Fort
  • Fort Gerry (Portal)
  • The Equator Crossings
  • Masaka Fort (Kigo)
  • The Clock Tower
  • Patiko Fort
  • Fort Gerry (Portal)
  • The Equator Crossings
  • Masaka Fort (Kigo)
  • Namugongo Martyrs’ shrines
  • Balonyo massacre grave



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