How did it become a tourism site?
Bishop James Hannington was the first Anglican bishop of East Africa born on 3rd September 1847 at Hurstpier point in Sussex, England and came to serve as missionary in Eastern Equatorial Africa. As he was travelling towards Uganda on Lake Victoria, he was apprehended by emissaries of King Mwanga led by the Busoga’s chef Luba.
While in Busoga, Bishop Hannington and his companions were brutally treated, he was asked to climb a ‘torture’ stone which had an algae. A week later, King Mwanga ordered for his killing on 29th October, 1885.
While at Kyando before his death, Bishop James Hannington conducted his church activities on the rocks and in the caves, where he slept and used to read books/bible from. No rain drop could reach him in the caves. These spots are still present and anyone is welcome to glance at them.
Does Bishop Hannington Site has accommodation?
Hannington Century Resort, is the five star hotel built at the site to accommodate the tourists. The resort has over 55 self-contained rooms, with a first class restaurant, dining area and conference rooms.