About Kasubi Tombs

The place is divided into three parts. The first being the tombs, second is the huge agricultural area on the eastern side of the hills, and finally the secondary graveyard and living area behind the original site. There is an entrance gate called Bujjabukula. It is said that guards used to control access to the main site from here. There is a see-through red screen through which they used to control the access. From this gate, you enter the main courtyard where houses were built for the widows of the King. Then you see Muzibu-Azaala-Mpanga, which is large and circular in shape. Upon entering this place, you move into a structure with a thick thatched roof, which they call Sacred Forest. Here the 4 royal graves are present. Only widows of the Kabakas, the royal family, the Naalinya, and Katikkiro were allowed there. You can find drums, spears, shields, medals, and photographs of the Kabakas buried there. This is a UNESCO site, so don't miss out on this place.

Must See

  • Muzibu Azaala Mpanga: Main tomb 
  • Thatched roofs
  • The gatehouse, Bujjabukula
  • Barkcloth
  • Conservation techniques

How to reach

It is 5 km from the city center and takes 15 minutes to reach there. Pioneer bus is the best option.

Tips

  • Sometimes they charge a random entrance fee. Be sure about the fee before paying.
  • Best experience with a guided tour.
  • Here you get to learn a brief history of the Buganda Kingdom.
  • Carry water with you to keep yourself hydrated.
  • Wear comfortable shoes since there is the possibility of long walks.
  • Dress appropriately as it is considered a religious place.

Visit Time

Sunday: Closed.

Monday: 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday: 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Wednesday: 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Thursday: 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Saturday: 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Waiting Time

Nil

 

Entrance Fee

Yes

30,000 UGX

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Time you can spend

1 hour

 

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