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“Kasubi Tombs -A pale shadow of the history about the tombs ”
Review of Kasubi Tombs

Kasubi Tombs
Ranked #19 of 72 things to do in Kampala
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Owner description: Ancient Ugandan royalty is buried at this site.
Reviewed 20 March 2018 via mobile

A historical place with good review , my last visit to the place was below expectations.The staff were largely not enthusiastic and also the Tombs were undergoing renovation after a fire.Plan to visit once more just in the event I may change my view of the place

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Reviewed 12 March 2018

Very interesting and well worth a visit. The guides are well versed in the history and culture of the kingdoms and tribal history of this area of Uganda. The site is well preserved and hopefully the planned improvement will all be completed at some point.

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Reviewed 2 March 2018

Kasubi tombs is very rich in culture and politics relating to Buganda as a kingdom and its great influence in the politics of Uganda as a country.Built in 1882 by Kabaka Mutesa 1,Kasubi first served as the King's palace and later a burial ground for the Buganda royals.Kabaka Mutesa1 died in 1884 and was buried in his hut locally known as Muzibu Azaala Mpaanga named after the his (King) mother.Since then,3 other kings (Successors) and other fallen members of the royal family have been buried in the same place .It's a great place to visit especially if one seeks to understand the origin,history and a transition to current politics of Uganda.The architecture of the huts is unmatched. dipicting the old housing design of the past.The place is easily accessible by public traansport means from Kampala main taxi park or one can hire a special taxi that takes about 20minutes from the city centre.The length of time depends on the needs of the traveler but it takes a few hours to walk around and get back to the guards house where you can sit with the guide for more details.The main hut was burnt down in 2010 so construction is going on but the rest of the huts stand beautifully in a big circle and the Kampala city tour will not be complete minus this visit.

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Reviewed 12 February 2018 via mobile

Really not much to see other than listening to a story from the guide about who is buried here. It is all in need of rebuilding. We thought it was closed when we got there.

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Reviewed 26 January 2018

.The Kasubi Tombs are situated on Kasubi hill and is the site of the burial of four Kabakas(Kings of Buganda) and other members of the Buganda family..Entrance to the tombs was Sh 10000 and I was the lone visitor besides a family from Karachi. The guide gave us a brief explanation and as the main Kings tombs were closed we couldn’t visit the same.The Kasubi tomb's became a UNESCO World heritage site in December 2001.It has been described as one of the most remarkable buildings using purely Vegetal materials for cobstruction in the entire region of Sub-Saharan Africa.In March 2010 some of the buildings were completely destroyed in a fire and the same is being rebuilt and being funded by the Government of Japan.

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