Historical building of the Week: Lake Victoria Hotel

Lake Victoria Hotel (1948)

 The handsome and well preserved hotel is most famous for hosting Queen Elizabeth II during her visit to Uganda in 1958, and continues to be a popular location for luxury holidays, weddings and VIP events.

 Historical Buildings and Sites Project

Historical buildings and sites in Kampala, Entebbe, Jinja and Fort Fortal have been documented with their history and significance to Uganda. The purpose of the project is to preserve and conserve historical buildings. Read more about the project here: https://crossculturalfoundation.or.ug/historical-sites-more-resources/

Check out our key resources on this project

Beyond the Reeds and Bricks; Historical Sites and Buildings in Kampala, Jinja and Entebbe

The photographic book documents the history of historical buildings and sites in Kampala, Jinja and Entebbe. The book is sold at 150,000 shillings at Aristoc Book in Kampala and it is available at CCFU offices in Kampala.

Uganda’s Built Heritage mobile App

The App documents the history and location of the historical buildings and sites in Kampala, Jinja and Entebbe. For Android users, download the App here; https://apkpure.com/uganda-s-built-heritage/ug.tyrohq.ccfu.builtheritage and here: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/ugandas-built-heritage/id14575536 for I phone users.

Historical Buildings and Sites

Find out more about Uganda’s historical towns and cities, and their iconic buildings and sites from your mobile phone or tablet. Respective city maps can be downloaded below;

Kampala: https://crossculturalfoundation.or.ug/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Kampala-Historical-Buildings-and-Sites-Map-May-2019.pdf

Entebbe: https://crossculturalfoundation.or.ug/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Entebbe-Historical-Buildings-and-Sites-Map-May-2019.pdf

Jinja: https://crossculturalfoundation.or.ug/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Jinja-Historical-Buildings-and-Sites-Map-May-2019.pdf

Read more about our work in regard to preservation and promotion of Uganda’s built heritage

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