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Kasubi Tombs, Kampala

#3 of 6 in Historic Sites in Central Region
World heritage site · Historic Site · Mysterious Site
Huge thatched domes and structures made of purely organic material outline the heritage of Kasubi Tombs, a complex of four traditional royal tombs and a World Heritage Site. Spanning some 27 hectares (68 acres) the complex on the hilltop amidst farmland centers on the palaces of the kings of Buganda Kingdom. Built in 1882 and converted into the royal burial ground in 1884 (shortly after the British took over Egypt and Sudan), the complex houses tombs of four kings who reigned from the end of the 19th century to 1971. An important political and spiritual center for the Ganda people, the site also houses a museum of the Baganda civilization dating to the 13th century. Make Kasubi Tombs a centerpiece of your Kampala vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Kampala trip planner.
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  • I pride in our kingdom, i pride in my King. Long live Ssabasajja. May the good Lord grant you health and wisdom  more »
  • At the time of my visit, The Kasubi Tombs were under renovation, although it seemed that it has taken a long time since this started. My tour guide and myself were greeted by a not very happy...  more »
  • Yes it's worth a visit. I traveled there on a boda and it was fine. A lot of history so make sure you get a guide. Some women and children live there, no men allowed to stay. Supposedly if a woman stays there she becomes the wife of the king until she leaves.
  • No proper lay out, not properly maintained and poorly managed. Prices aren't listed or clear. Greedy guards and guides looking to take advantage of tourists. They will try to charge your more than the actual cost and all without telling you the site is under construction. They hand you a book to look through instead. Could've looked at the book from home. Completely disappointed by how they manage such a sacred piece of the countries history.

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