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Address: Kasubi Hill, Kampala, Uganda
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Ancient Ugandan royalty is buried at this site.

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Kasubi Tombs, a Heritage Destination Almost within Kampala

We traveled to this place in 2010 by hiring Boda Boda. We were a team of 3 couples and we hired 3 Boda Bodas to reach the place. To learn about Buganda Kingdom, their cultural... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Kochi (Cochin), India
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Kochi (Cochin), India
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We traveled to this place in 2010 by hiring Boda Boda. We were a team of 3 couples and we hired 3 Boda Bodas to reach the place. To learn about Buganda Kingdom, their cultural values, and some of the rich traditions, Kasubi Tombs is a perfect spot. When in Kampala, this UNESCO recognized heritage spot is a worth to... More 

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Kampala, Uganda
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26 reviews
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Reviewed 15 March 2017

Most of the powerful kings(bassekabaka) of buganda where buried in this place such that people can pay tribute to them when ever they wish to

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Tokyo, Japan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

Home to the past four Kings of Buganda Kingdom. The tombs have the World's biggest hut as per UNESCO. Though set ablaze in March 2010. They're under reconstruction and once finished will once again show the Power of Buganda Kingdom

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Multan, Pakistan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

The Kasubi Tombs is the name of a compound of about 66 acres (27 hectare) which is famous as burial place of four former Kabakas i.e. Kings of Buganda (a territorial state within Uganda). It is located on the top of Kasubi hills, about 5 km from city center of Kampala. The compound consists of (1) main tomb area or... More 

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Grantam
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Reviewed 19 February 2017

History and insight to the Kings of Uganda, easy accessible, relaxed and informative, nice gates with Lion Emblems and historic house that were used for the Kings Wifes

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Thank claude3664
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Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

There was nothing to see just a notice board and a very knowledgeable tour guide explaning historical events. It's a shame how such an important heritage is ran down. The guard (Paul) and the tour guide were quite pleasant and friendly.

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Thank KWG2001
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2016

Get a tour guide and you will learn more about the Baganda, the largest ethnic group in Uganda, and their history. Unfortunately the main Kabaka's (King) hut is currently under restoration after a major fire but you can still get a good feel for this royal compound. Well worth a visit.

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Thank Norman J
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 December 2016

Although closed wasted my money by paying an admission fee to see pretty well nothing....house with a thatched roof, and a short confused lecture about the Baganda Kings.....needs alot of money spent on it to make it interesting......

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 November 2016

Visited here a few years ago when visiting my sister. It was, very interesting visit. learnt a great deal about the kings of the Buganda royal family. Learnt so much about the people and their culture. We really enjoyed our visit. Please check opening times and security measures after the fire to avoid disappointment and remember for all the females... More 

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Thank Joanna W
Kampala
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Reviewed 15 November 2016

Kasubi Tombs is the burial grounds for a few of Buganda's kings. A visit to the place will shed a lot of light on the culture and history of Uganda's biggest tribe - Baganda. There is a rich heritage and though part of the tombs burnt down a few years ago, the people have been able to restore them and... More 

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