UNESCO World Heritage for Uganda

UNESCO World Heritage Sites represent some of the best natural, cultural and historic attractions in world travel. Below are details of the 3 cultural, natural and mixed sites inscribed for Uganda to date (a red World Heritage symbol denotes a site currently regarded as endangered). For more details of these properties, click on the links to the UNESCO website and the photographic galleries of these sites from OurPlace (where available) or see our highlights of Uganda for descriptions. Also, check out UNESCO's Intangible Cultural Heritage for Uganda below.

1994 - Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
1994 - Rwenzori Mountains National Park
2001 - Tombs of Buganda Kings at Kasubi

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Intangible Cultural Heritage

Recently UNESCO has begun to document the world's Intangible Cultural Heritage which includes "traditions or living expressions inherited from our ancestors and passed on to our descendants, such as oral traditions, performing arts, social practices, rituals, festive events, knowledge and practices concerning nature and the universe or the knowledge and skills to produce traditional crafts". The current listings for Uganda are shown below - click on the links for more details.

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

2008 - Barkcloth making in Uganda

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

2012 - Bigwala, gourd trumpet music and dance of the Busoga Kingdom in Uganda