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Kasubi Tombs

Kasubi Hill, Kampala, Uganda
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Understanding Uganda's history and traditions

Unfortunately you will not be able to visit the tombs for at least two more years. The main... read more

Reviewed 29 September 2017
Elana O
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Turin, Italy
Interesting

This venue is preserved close to the bustle of downtown Kampala area. It gives a history of the... read more

Reviewed 18 August 2017
Ingrid L
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Ancient Ugandan royalty is buried at this site.
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  • Average26%
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"main building"
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"royal family"
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"currently under construction"
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"unesco world heritage site"
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"final resting place"
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"under restoration"
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"guided tour"
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"kings"
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Reviewed 29 September 2017

Unfortunately you will not be able to visit the tombs for at least two more years. The main structure is being rebuilt after burning down in 2010, just a few years after becoming a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2001. The main structure, which is...More

Thank Elana O
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Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

This venue is preserved close to the bustle of downtown Kampala area. It gives a history of the Buganda tribe the largest tribe in a Uganda. Women if they come in trousers must put on a wrap to look like they have a skirt on,...More

Thank Ingrid L
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Reviewed 30 July 2017

The tombs are under reconstruction due to an act af vandalism. Official entry therefore not possible, but a "guard" was willing to let us in provided a minor payment in cash without reciept. We declined.

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Reviewed 26 July 2017

Overall I enjoyed my tour. The guide was very knowledgeable, but there isn't much to see at this point because the main section of the museum is currently under construction following a fire.

Thank TravelJosie
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Reviewed 29 June 2017

The entrance fee was a surprise to us - 20,000Ush for a foreigner. The museum tour is basically the admission guy showing us around a few huts and then letting us look at the main hut (under construction so cannot see). We were then told...More

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Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

The main hut, unfortunately is still under construction and is not open for the public. There are guides that take will walk you around--basically you will enter a couple huts and learn about the Buganda (largest tribe in Uganda) kings and the significance of the...More

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Reviewed 10 April 2017

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...More

Thank EeJey
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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

Thank SamuelSamsisma
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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

1  Thank Vialey L
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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...More

Thank Tassaduqhussain51
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