The Bahai House of Worship In Kampala
On our first day of touring Kampala (exhausted and jet-lagged but excited to be in Uganda) we headed off to see the sites.
I took my traveler Kim Jackson (she flew from BC to Toronto to meet me and then we flew to Uganda together) to see the Bahai House of Worship, which sits high on a hill overlooking Kampala.
Photos inside are not allowed but on the outside we could tour the grounds, see the beautiful foliage and see the view of one of Kampala's 7 hills.
My grandfather helped build the temple in the 50's I believe and there once stood a plaque commemorating his donation but unfortunately it was destroyed long ago.
Entrance is free and you can see the beautiful architecture, foliage and meet the local people who revere this place of worship.
“The Bahá’í Faith was introduced to Uganda in 1951, making it one of the earliest Bahá’í communities in Eastern Africa. Since then, the Ugandan Bahá’ís have firmly established the Faith in their country, with members representing nearly every tribal and religious background and being located in over 2,800 localities throughout the country.
”The first Bahá’í House of Worship on the African continent, completed in 1961, is situated in Kampala and has become a well-known landmark of the capital. Bahá’í Houses of Worship are spiritual gathering places open to all peoples.” *