Winston Churchill one of Uganda’s early Tourists – 1907
The African Safari of Winston Churchill’s – 1907 African Travels to Uganda
Winston Churchill’s – 1907 African Travels to Uganda – By Ship-Train-Boat-Bicycle-Auto-on Foot to and inside of Uganda. One could say that he was a Tourist with deep insight that put Uganda, the Pearl of Africa for th many that followed. He popularized Uganda as the Pearl of Africa without seeing one of its Chief Attractions-the Mountain Gorillas found in Mgahinga Gorilla Park and Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.
1901 was the year that the long-awaited Uganda Railroad line reached the Port Town of Kisumu along Lake Victoria on the Kenyan side of the Lake. Now the route from Mombasa to Kisumu- a route that took months by foot could be done in days.
Winston Churchill was a 33-year-old member of Parliament in 1907 who had been appointed Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies. Winston Churchill wanted to visit the British Protectorate of Uganda which still unfamiliar Territory at that time resulting Winston Churchill’s – 1907 African Travels to Uganda.| | | Next → | Single Page