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3 Days Uganda Martyrs Pilgrimage Trail

Day 1,Arrival at the Entebbe international airport

With a warm welcome from our company representative/ guide you will be received and transferred to your hotel / lodge for checking in with refreshments for dinner and overnight.

Day 2,Visit the Munyonyo and Uganda martyrs shrine Namugongo

Drive to Munyonyo martyrs shrine. This is the place where the missionaries met with the Kabaka who had earlier on written a letter to Queen Victoria of UK in 1876 inviting Christians to come, teach and preach in the Buganda Kingdom. It’s also the place where the journey of the Martyrs, both Catholics and Anglicans, began before their martyrdom at Namugongo, happening after Kabaka Mwanga had assumed power when his father (Kabaka Muteesa I) died in 1884. It was at Munyonyo where King Mwanga took the crucial decision to begin putting Christians to death. The blood of Uganda’s martyrs was shed on the soil around Munyonyo. The first three Christians to render their lives for Christ’s sake after the king’s decision did so on 26 May 1886. These included, St. Denis Ssebugwawo and St. Andrew Kaggwa. In 1886 Saint Charles Lwanga, leader of the Christian community in Uganda baptized St. Kizito, St. Mbaga, St. Gyavira and St. Muggaga. After visit the Ndeeba and St Mathias Mulumba Old Kampala martyrdom. Retire for lunch and later go to Namugongo Martyrs Shrine. The Uganda Martyrs minor basilica/Shrine is a Catholic church dedicated to the Martyrs of Uganda who shed their blood because of the Christian faith. The Shrine is well known for its beautiful and unique interior and exterior, but it is especially notable for its shape and architectural plan: the 22 copper pillars-over 100 feet long that support the shrine built in form of an African hut and its wooden doors that depict the history of the Martyrs. The Shrine has a capacity 1000 seats arranged in a circular form. It is here that 14 of the 22 Catholic Uganda Martyrs were burnt alive, on the orders of Kabaka Mwanga II in 1886, having refused to denounce their Christian faith. Following the holocaust of these Martyrs which reached a climax on 3rd June, 1886 Namugongo has steadily taken on the image of attraction as a place of pilgrimage, as God simultaneously has honored them before Believers After retire for the day break with dinner and overnight.

Day 3,Reserved for departure

Wake up early morning for a cup of coffee and later proceed to the airport or go shopping around the city craft centers depending on your flight departure time.

Additional Tour Info

  • Duration : 3 days
  • Price Range : $
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