About Independence Monument

Uganda's Independence Monument was constructed by former British Colonial Government. The construction of the monument took place even before Uganda was given Independence. The country celebrated its independence on Tuesday 9th October 1962. This beautiful sculpture statue was done by a Kenyan-born artist. This sculpture between Sheraton Kampala Hotel, Grand Imperial Hotel, and Stan-Chart bank has a large inscription of what it signifies, which is quite helpful for visitors to understand its importance. The structure is 40-feet tall depicting a man raising a child and freeing his legs from the bonds of colonization. This monument is a famous tourist spot and can be enjoyed fully if you take part in the city walk tours.

How to reach

It's just 4.4 km from the city center. Take a boda-boda. It costs around 1200 UGX and takes 12 minutes to reach the destination.


  • Take a camera with you, it's a beautiful place to take pictures.
  • Take care of kids, it's a busy area with lots of traffic.
  • Wear comfortable shoes since you need to walk a lot.
  • Carry drinking water as it is not available.
  • Don't litter the area, the locals consider it a very special place.
  • Take a city walk tour instead of traveling by vehicle, its the best way to visit it.

Visit Time

Sunday: Open 24 Hours

Monday: Open 24 Hours

Tuesday: Open 24 Hours

Wednesday: Open 24 Hours

Thursday: Open 24 Hours

Friday: Open 24 Hours

Saturday: Open 24 Hours

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