Historical site of the Week: Kabaka’s Lake

Kabaka’s Lake (1886)

Possibly the largest hand-dug lake in Africa, excavated at a great human cost, on Kabaka Mwanga II’s command, as part of an (uncompleted) escape route from Mengo Palace (see “Twekobe”) to Lake Victoria. Buganda’s clan leaders are responsible for mobilizing people to keep it clean

Historical Buildings and Sites Project

Historical buildings and sites in Kampala, Entebbe, Jinja, and Fort Portal 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.  Download the app using the links below;

Androidhttps://apkpure.com/uganda-s-built-heritage/ug.tyrohq.ccfu.builtheritage

iPhone: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/ugandas-built-heritage/id14575536

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

Fort Portalhttps://crossculturalfoundation.or.ug/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/2019_Historical-Buildings-Map-of-Fort-Portal-CCFU.pdf

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

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