Baha’i Temple Kampala, Uganda

bahai temple kampal, uganda

Uganda hosts the Baha’I temple of the Africa continent. Constructed in 1958, the Baha’i temple sits on a beautiful spot on top of Kikaya hill, 7km on the Gayaza road, in Kampala City. The magnificent dorm structure of the temple can be spotted several kilometers away from many parts of Kampala City, such as from Makerere, Ntinda, Bukoto, etc… The Baha’I temple and library are on a 22 acre piece of land which is lush with several species of trees, flowery plants, bushes, and beautifully tendered to lawns. This is one of the most beautiful and pristine green places in the bustling Kampala city. For those that love icons and nature the Bahai is one of the top places & things to see in Kampala.

The spot is abundant with a variety of colorful birds and some small creatures like squirrels. The Bahai temple and place is one of the top places to visit on a day Kampala tour to learn about the bahai faith in Uganda, observe the nature, enjoy wonderful views over Kampala city and relax in an awe-inspiring and pollution free environment. It is also one of the birding pots in Kampala one can peacefully enjoy birding in the city without obstructions. Up to 50 species can be recorded within two hours of birding around the Bahai. The early morning is best time to watch birds.

birds at the bahai in kampala

The place is open for all and entry is free!

What is the Bahai Faith?

what is the bahai faith?

History of the Baha’I Faith in Uganda

history of the bahai faith in Uganda

Some of the Birds at the Baha’i

Wahlberg’s Eagle

Crowned Hornbill

Black-and-white Casqued Hornbill

Red-eyed Dove

Black-and-white Shrike-flycatcher

Eastern Grey Plantain-eater

Common Bulbul

African Green Pigeon

Palmnut Vulture

Ruppell’s Long-tailed Starling

Pied Crow

Yellow-fronted Tinkerbird

Bronze Mannikin

Tropical Boubou

African Citril

Grey-backed Camaroptera

Speckled Mousebird

White-browed Robin-chat

African Thrush

Spotted Flycatcher

Blue-spotted Wood Dove

Grey Woodpecker

Double-toothed Barbet

Variable Sunbird

Cattle Egret

Yellow-billed Kite

Levaillant’s (Stripped) Cuckoo

Grey-headed Nigrofinch

Red-cheeked Cordon Bleu

Green-headed Sunbird

Tamborine Dove

Ross’ Turaco

Sacred Ibis

Scarlet-chested Sunbird

Yellow White-eye

Purple Starling

Red-billed Firefinch

Tawny-flanked Prinia

African hobby

Woodland Kingfisher

Willows Warbler (Migrant from Russia during winter)

Little Swifts

Black-headed Gonolek

Brown-crowned Tchagra

Other wildlife at Bahai


Legless Lizard

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