Early inhabitants of what is now Uganda came under the
influence of the Egyptian civilization about 3,500 years
ago. Powerful warring kingdoms emerged, principally the
Bunyoro-Kitara and Buganda kingdoms.
The first European to enter the territory was British
explorer John Speke, in 1862, who “ discovered”
the Source of the Nile River.
Britain established Uganda as a “PROTECTORATE”
in 1894. The British colonial rule continued until 1962.
Dictator Id Amin seized power in 1971 and was ousted in
1979. After three short-term presidents, Lule, Binaisa,
Muwanga, Obote returned from exile in 1980.
Relative peace and stability never returned to Uganda
until the accession of the NRM/NRA Government, under the
leadership of Yoweri Kaguta Museveni in 1986. Uganda has
been very stable and developing continuously ever since.
UGANDA'S HISTORIC LANDMARKS INCLUDE:
- The Kasubi Royal Tombs
- Interesting Tribal cultures and events
- Nyero Rock Paintings
- Makerere University (the oldest in E. Africa and
one of the oldest in Sub-Saharan Africa. It was founded
- Namirembe and Lubaga Cathedrals (some of the oldest
churches in Africa
- The Kabaka's Palace Bulange in Mengo, Kampala
- National Museum in Kampala (packed with tonnes of
historical and other national treasures).
Kabaka's Royal Palace at Bulange, Mengo