Traditional Sites

entebbe-war-memorialThere are a number of traditional and historical sites in Gulu e.g. Kasubi Royal Tombs, Lango cultural foundation in Kangai village where the colonial army captured king Kabalega of Bunyoro and Mwanga of Buganda is invisible. The two kings were exiled to the Seychelles islands in 1899.

dancersGulu also has Guruguru caves in Amuru district, as another historical site. The Lamogi hid in the caves during a rebellion against a colonial disarmament decree in 1911. The caves and the Lamogi rebellion became a historic symbol of resistance against colonialism.

Another historical site, located about 20 kilometres north of Gulu town, is Fort Patiko. It was a slave collection centre before it was conquered by Sir Samuel Baker in 1872. Axe marks of slaves executed and stone tools used to grind nuts and sim sim are also present.