If looks are anything to go by, one would be forgiven for omitting a visit to the Karamoja museum off their itinerary. There is nothing fancy about this facility which sits at the foot of Mountain Moroto, Singila village in Katikikile Sub County.
Considering its construction was spearheaded by the French Embassy, a party well known for being stylish and impressive, you would expect it to be an architectural Marvel. Instead, it looks like a typical two-bedroomed rental house that has been abandoned. What’s more, it has been a really long time since its walls and roof last received a fresh coat of paint. The little that is there is peeling off, giving the building a not very inviting look. However, its inside is the exact opposite. Under its roof are precious archeological findings that no amount of money can buy. These mostly comprise of fossils exhibits that are over 3million years old. Most of these are dag from the mountains in the Karamoja region where they were buried by hot magma as a result of volcanic eruptions. Among the most sought-after exhibits here are the teeth of the oldest known fossil monkey known in the world, 19-20million years back. Victoria pithecus macinneni is what it is called, it was roughly the size of a ververt monkey.
Simply put, a guided tour inside this wonderland gives a deep insight into what the world was like before man was born. Its prime purpose is to help expose and preserve the silent Karimojong Culture and heritage. That is why I am more than happy to recommend it.
The entrance fee to it is UGX 10,000. It is open from 8apm to 5 pm each working day. For details, you can reach its conservator on 0783330644(Peter Apaja).Read More
19th August 2018. Mark that date on your calendar-a date in which over 10,000 fun-loving Ugandans will be gracing the 3rd Edition of the Rolex festival at the Uganda museum. It is a day-long fest that celebrates Uganda’s most loved street food, the Rolex. It is a captivating and yummy event accompanied by electrifying music performances. Unmissable!!. Below are some of the scenes that highlighted its launch last Monday at the Independence monument arena.
Cindy will be rocking the event with energetic performances
Organizers of the event addressing the press at the launch
Enid Mirembe, Miss Tourism 2015/16, and CEO Rolex Festival sharing the A-Z about the event with NBS.
“You can’t go wrong with a Ugandan Rolex,” The looks on their faces say it all.Read More