Namugongo Matrys Trail- Kampala
The Basilica is located in Namugongo about 11km from the Capital Kampala was the execution ground in the Buganda Kingdom. The shrine is dedicated to the 22 Christian congregants who were brutally murdered by Kabaka (King) Mwanga. Having been sentenced to death in Munyonyo (where the Royal Palace was situated) on Wednesday May 26th 1886, the condemned martyrs then embarked on their walk to 'Calvary' journey to Namugongo where they arrived on Thursday, May 27th, 1886. Some had already been killed in Munyonyo, others were killed along the way, and others more were burned alive in Namugongo on June 3rd, 1886. They were beatified in 1920 by Pope Benedict XV and later canonized by Pope Paul VI in 1964. The Uganda Martyrs are the only African saints to whom a basilica is dedicated and they are the largest group of saints ever canonized by the Catholic Church. Every 3rd June the Catholic Church and their counterpart of Anglican persuasion flock this place from all over Africa and worldwide in honor of their Religious heroes.. To book this tour, call us +256 701367970 or simply whatsapp us on +256 772 367972.
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This is a display of Uganda’s cultural heritage where on can see ethnological and natural-historical exhibitions. It is a vivid reminder of the country’s colorful past.
Its called ‘MashriquI-Adhkar’, the Persian translation of the drawning place of the praise of God. It is also a mother temple of Africa and is located in kampala city.
|Uganda Matrys Shrine Tour
The shrine is located about 12km from central Kampala along the Jinja Road, Namugongo. It is an established place of the martyrs’ execution.
A Unesco world heritage site, these tombs were built in 1881 and currently house the remains of 4 kings of the Buganda Kingdoms