The Tombs of Buganda Kings at Kasubi constitute a site embracing almost 30 ha of hillside within Kampala district. Most of ... More
Tombs of Buganda Kings at Kasubi
The Tombs of Buganda Kings at Kasubi constitute a site embracing almost 30 ha of hillside within Kampala district. Most of the site is agricultural, farmed by traditional methods. At its core on the hilltop is the former palace of the Kabakas of Buganda, built in 1882 and converted into the royal burial ground in 1884. Four royal tombs now lie within the Muzibu Azaala Mpanga, the main building, which is circular and surmounted by a dome. It is a major example of an architectural achievement in organic materials, principally wood, thatch, reed, wattle and daub. The site's main significance lies, however, in its intangible values of belief, spirituality, continuity and identity.
this olace is a pretty nice if u r interested in african history.the old kings and how much power they had and how much respect they fo still have to this day would be something u would find out from this place.the dried leopoad in the shrine .the many spears and all regalia .it s a spectacle.
kasubi Tombs....when i heard of this i imagined something else but dead bodies n an old guy speaking about 'history' n how they conqured the whole place....blah blah blah.......just steer clear,or else u r in for a BORE
The thatched tomb is a cool sanctuary displaying a fascinating aspect of Ugandan history. The interplay with British history tells of one king being educated at Cambridge. He went on to fight for the British in WW1, but committed suicide when recalled.
The British sent 2 wooden chairs for a king and his wife, but he had 83 wives!
The tomb and grounds are well maintained by relatives of the 4 deceased kings.
Ladies be prepared to put on a wrap, provided, out of respect.
I probably would have liked this place a little more if I hadn't been feeling really sick at the time, but I didn't get much out of this visit.
As an American I'm used to self-guided tours and short sound bites. The guide on this tour was definitely operating on Africa-time. A lot of the information he gave was interesting, but I felt it could have been much shorter.
Plus we never got to see the tombs themselves, just the building they are kept in and a few photos of the kings.
The kicker was at the end when our guide tried to sell us some of his paintings in the 'gift shop'.
i loved this place it was so spiritual i also saw a big tomb with 4 little tombs inside the tomb was made of wood and reed which was all thatched overall it was a great experience and i would highly reccomend it to others who r looking at going to uganda
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