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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 2 weeks ago

Definitely recommend visiting the Palace for an hour in the afternoon! The tour takes around 30 minutes and you learn all about the history of Buganda, the awful crimes committed by the different dictators and the politics of Uganda today. The guide answered all my...More

Thank AmbsMartin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had an interesting hour at the Palace. The guide were well educated on the history of Uganda. Its a bit boring that you cant enter the Palace because its not much to look at outside. Great view though of the hills in Kampala. The...More

Thank Mari H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Palace of the King is at one end of a mile long road linking it to the Parliment. The real story is the torture chamber in the grounds, where idi amin killed thousands. It is stark, bare bones stuff and if as I was,...More

Thank sunil112233
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Learn about the five (four) kingdoms in Uganda, the terrible crimes made by the different dictators and the asperations of modern Uganda.

Thank SoerenSP
Reviewed 4 weeks 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

Thank yvonne273
Reviewed 4 weeks 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

Thank MimsyWales
Reviewed 8 July 2017

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

Thank himalayas2014
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

Thank Familien V
Reviewed 20 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

Thank Mark D
Reviewed 16 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

Thank Linda z
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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.