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Lubiri Palace

Mengo, Kampala, Uganda
+256 700 610328
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Mengo, Kampala, Uganda
+256 700 610328
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The guides here are well informed, and because of them, you get a good historical and interesting insight into Ugandan history and politics. There is, however, very little to see. You cannot visit the palace, just see it from outside. There are a few interesting...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We visited with our children, aged 17 and 21. My husband is Ugandan and it was our wish that our children learnt something of their fathers country, culture and history so this visit was an important part of that experience. We were happy to pay...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We (foreigners) went wfith a Ugandan friend, Our guide warned us that we may want to skip the palace as it involved visiting Idi Amin's torture chambers. Our friend first said she did not want to go, but then said that she had seen torture...More

Reviewed 22 May 2017

The royal palace is one of the few tourist attractions in Kampala, but a really good one. Though the building is closed for visitors, as it is being renovated for the king to move in, the tour of the surroundings is very interesting. Included in...More

Reviewed 19 May 2017

Whilst we couldn't go in the palace, the guide's escort around the grounds was very informative and whilst it is always disturbing to see torture dungeons such as Amin's, we need to learn from history not hide from it. The soldiers family quarters tell you...More

Reviewed 15 May 2017

The palace is being renovated; the King lives elsewhere. The grounds are well kept with relics of cars and a nasty looking cannon on the grounds. The guards live there with their families and the children are adorable. Expect to see chickens, lol. Idi Amin...More

Reviewed 26 April 2017

Great place to spend an hour or so. Some good history of beautiful Uganda. Our guide was very knowledgeable and made the visit worth it

Reviewed 22 March 2017

We hired Augustin at the Palace, and he was wonderful - explained the history of the kingdoms of Uganda, brought to life by the palace. You can't go into the palace itself, but you can visit the torture chambers. Definitely a must visit as a...More

Reviewed 20 March 2017

The guides provide an interesting history of the building and political background of Uganda, but you aren't allowed into the building. The history of the toture chamber is chilling.

Reviewed 16 March 2017

The Lubiri palace is the mine home of the kabaka of Buganda kingdom and where everyone wish to go to visit because of its beauty and unique culture of the Baganda

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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.