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Lubiri Palace

Mengo, Kampala, Uganda
+256 700 610328
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“royal family” (4 reviews)
Mengo, Kampala, Uganda
+256 700 610328
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The palace is well maintained and the history is rich. Going into the Idi Amin’s torture chamber was the most emotional for me . It’s a must see for any tourist

Thank Funmi O
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We got a private tour of the area surounding the palace and it was very interesting. they told us about the dark past of the country and many difficulties it faced due to dictatorship. mor epeople should know about it,

Thank SanroSanro
Reviewed 28 November 2017

We were not able to go into the palace as it was being restored. However, our guide was quite knowledgeable and we enjoyed listening to the history and walking the grounds. What a history it is! I was inspired to read about the kings and...More

Thank JolantaM
Reviewed 20 November 2017

I think your experience will depend on the guide you get. Ours, Fred, was ok, but our driver actually probably knew more than he did about the kingdom and neither really delved into the many narratives and stories that I'm sure are available. The palace...More

Thank Rick S
Reviewed 18 November 2017

This was a deep journey into the terrible political and royal actions from the late 1900s onward. Quite something to see. Really made it all real. I would recommend this to everyone visiting Kampala. It brings a level of reality to history which I was...More

Thank JessJoanWorkman
Reviewed 24 October 2017

We went there on a Saturday afternoon. They announced a tour of 45 minutes which has taken us one and a half hours at the end. The palace was under restoration but the torture chambers were definitely worth the visit. Note: Get yourself informed about...More

Thank Steffen B
Reviewed 1 October 2017

I visited Masubi Tombs, the Buganda Parliament and the Lubiri Palace in one long, interesting morning. The tombs are not yet accessible to tourists, the Parliament and Royal Palace (the latter only to be visited from the outside) offered food for thought for a long...More

Thank Elana O
Reviewed 9 September 2017

This is the palace of Buganda King. You cannot go inside the tour guide said it's under renovation. Sometime the king go here for some party or meeting. The suppose to me armory was become the torture chamber. thousand of people kill there. Good thing...More

Thank Darwin A
Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

This is the residence of the local king.It is on the main avenue in the centre of the city.From the palace looking down you can see the administrative building in the distance where the king can Go to work if he feels like. The lawns...More

Thank SL27
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Even though you don't get to go inside, there is a display room of the royal family with pictures and clothes. The landscape is also nice and you get to see the torture chambers which is a very chilling experience but very insightful. Would recommend...More

Thank HassanElzawy8
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Paul H
7 December 2015|
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Response from Shen_1986 | Reviewed this property |
You don't need a reservation. Not sure about opening hours, but I was leaving about 3pm and it was still open.