Heritage & Monuments

Uhuru Monument

Tanzania / Africa

The Uhuru Monument (also known as Uhuru Torch Monument) is a landmark monument and tourist attraction.  It is a white obelisk with a replica of the Uhuru Torch mounted at the top.  ‘Uhuru’ means freedom in Swahili and the Uhuru Torch is a kerosene torch and the symbol of Tanzania, representing freedom and the path of light.  The monument celebrates the country’s independence from colonialism.

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