Pilgrimages have from time immemorial been recognized as spiritually refreshing journeys with a religious course. But like everything else, man has learnt to hit two or eight birds with a single snap of his catapult! Pilgrimages have become more than just spiritual voyages to social and business networking events as well a chance to explore other destinations en route. Here are some of the common pilgrimages in east Africa, and a few suggestions of what you could throw in the itinerary to maximize on your plane or bus ticket.
The shrine at Namugongo, Kampala hosts the convention of millions of Christians who gather in honor of martyrs who were executed for their faith in Christ. The pilgrimage usually takes place between the end of May and beginning of June, with the climax marking a pontifical mass organized by different dioceses in the region. This pilgrimage attracts both business travelers as well as the faithful following the spiritual call. While here, reserve away a day and visit Jinja – the source of The Great Nile.
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Subukia Springs, Kenya
The National Marian Shrine at Subukia, the …read more
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