Kasubi Tombs is a famous place to visit on a Self Drive Kampala city tour

The Kasubi Royal Tombs

The #1 famous place to visit on a Self Drive or Guided Kampala city tour. The city boosts of many attractions visitors warmly explore everytime they visit Uganda on self drive or guided tour; including the famous Kasubi Royal Tombs.

Kasubi Hill was originally called Nabulagala. When Mutesa I established his palalce in 1882, he changed the its name to Kasubi, a village in Kyagwe where he grew up. This traditional site in an urban setting 5km to the south-west of Kampala city, the capital of Uganda.

Four of the last Kings (Bassekabaka) of the Kingdom of Buganda namely; Mutesa I (1865-1884), Daniel Mwanga II (1884-1897), Daudi Chwa II (1897-1939) and Fredrick Mutesa II (1939-1966), were buried in this gigantic dome-shaped grass thatched house known as Muzibu Azaala Mpanga.

The magnificent reed and ring work representing the 52 clans of the Baganda, the eually long straight poles wrapped with barckcloth and the tranquility inside the house all contribute to the mysticism, respect and awe which are the intangible values about the great house.

Indeed it is not only the resting place of the Buganda royalty but also an active religious shrine of the Buganda Kingdom. Its traditional architectural design, its religious function and living relevance formed the criteria for its nomination as a unique cultural site of outstanding universal value.

Kasubi Royal Tombs of the Kings of Buganda was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in December 2001. It is a famous tourist site which records more than 50,000 visitors a year.

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