Friday, 8 September 2017


For Kampala city tours in Uganda, the Baha'i Temple is exceptionally Uganda’s best faith tourism site. It straddles on 8.5 hectares on Kikaya Hill, in the outskirts of Kampala. The Bahai faith temple is one of a kind temples in the world! The Bahaullah denotes “Glory of God!” The believers in Bahaullah are referred as Baha'i's. The temple features as one of Uganda’s outstanding churches. Besides, the exceptional birdlife and culture, Uganda also features among the faith tourism destinations in Africa. The temple was founded in 1951 making it the first Bahai community in East Africa. This incredible church has members nearly representing all tribes and this alone makes the church the rarest and hence the perfect site for safaris in Uganda. The Bahai temple and library are found on a 22 acre land with the stunning trees, flowering plants, bushes and beautiful tendered to lawns. It features among the most stunning and pristine green sites in Kampala and worth visiting while on city tour in Uganda
The Bahai temple comprises of 8 continental houses of worship that have been established around the globe and Uganda is blessed to be a host to a mother temple in Africa and hence an experiential site to visit while on your city tour in Uganda. The church is accessible by the public and this means that visitors have opportunity to enjoy prayers in the temple while on their safaris in Uganda. As you are at the temple, readings can be done from any scripture. This faith centre is rare in its kind because singing isn’t permitted in the house of worship. Each member enters and mediates on his or her faith; ask for forgiveness and many more things. The religion welcomes all other religions in to their religion. They believe in harmony among people. It doesn’t criticize any other religion that makes them rare and hence a stopover on your tour in Uganda.

The Bahai temple is constructed in a round format with outstanding architecture. The structure stands at 39 meters high and more than 100 meters in diameter at the base with the dome comprised of lace like tiles, rises over 124 feet high and is 13 meters in diameter.

The surrounding is quiet and looking nice and this favors meditation. The beautiful surrounding has distinct species of trees with some birdlife for you to spot while on tour to the temple. The following are some of the birds for you to look out in and around the temple; Grey parrot, Blue spotted wood dove, Double toothed barbet, Speckled mouse bird, Palm nut vulture, Black and white casqued horn bill, Eastern grey plantain eater, Lizard buzzard, the Pied crow, Hadada ibis, Great blue Turaco, Stripped kingfisher, Woodland kingfisher, Ring necked dove, Red eyed dove, Laughing dove, the Common bulbul, Black kite, Rupell’s long tailed starling, Bronze sunbird, Bronze sunbird, Marico sunbird, Scarlet chested sunbird, Fork tailed drongo, Red cheeked cordon blue, White browed robin chat, Red billed fire finch and African green pigeon and many more.

The principles of Bahai temple
Full equality between the sexes
The elimination of all kinds of prejudice
Recognition of the essential oneness of the world’s great religions
Harmony of science and religion
Elimination of extremes of poverty and wealth
Universal education
Establishment of a world federal system based on collective security and the oneness of humanity
A sustainable balance between nature and technology

In conclusion, for any city tours in Kampala, visit the mighty Bahai temple and you will be filled not only with faith tourism experiences but also bird sightings. This temple is one of Uganda’s spectacular sites for any one who is planning his or her city tour in Kampala.

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