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Kasubi Tombs

Kasubi Hill, Kampala, Uganda
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Ranked #8 of 12 Attractions in Kampala
Type: Historic Sites, Mysterious Sites, Cultural
Owner description: Ancient Ugandan royalty is buried at this site.
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Type: Historic Sites, Mysterious Sites, Cultural
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Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Owner description: Ancient Ugandan royalty is buried at this site.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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135 reviews 135 reviews
15 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

The place burned down a year ago...and the rebuild is underway very slowly...however they don't tell you this until after you have paid...rip off.....nothing to see her folks...

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Nairobi, Kenya
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

The primary attraction of the Kasubi Tombs are the four kings' tombs. Apparently a few years ago, there was fire that burned down the thatched hut covering the four kings' tombs. As a result, when you go in today to visit the kings' tombs, you cannot visit the kings' tombs. They are sealed off by a tin wall, protecting the... More 

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Crawley
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6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

The tomb itself has burnt down but they continue to accept tourists in a desperate bid to pay for the rebuild. On top of that the guide tried to hard-sell us a book on the kingdom at a hyper inflated price in order to further pay for the rebuild. If the king is that great - why doesn't he pay... More 

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Gaborone, South-East, Botswana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Its an interesting place to visit. A history about the Royal kingdom in Uganda. Its a lovely place with guides who tell the history of the royal tribe very well. Also there are real people living there. There you find the tombs of the 4 kings, even thou the place was burnt,the reconstruction is coming up well. Also lies the... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

On our first day of safari in Uganda, we visited the Kasubi Tombs. I really liked the place because of its cultural heritage and location within the city. However, there are many other things one should also not miss while in the city.

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Kampala
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13 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We all know what happened to the tombs when they were burnt doem but i can assure you, better go and have a closer look at the turn around of events especially the recent refurbishment of the royal tombs and the spectacular amazing attractions around the wall fence and the former hats

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London, United Kingdom
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26 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Fascinating Insight to Ugandan History and Culture! A guided tour around the attraction shows the lives of the people who still live on sight, and give history of the clans that still dwell in Kampala its self. Woman in shorts or short skirts will be given a traditional skirt to wear around the site. Art can be bought at the... More 

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FO
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

When you arrive you register and a guide greets you. The 10,000 shillings per person is a bargain. While the main attraction is still under construction, the visitors can see the builders getting their experience thatching on other smaller bandas surrounding the central part. The site is high on one of Kampala's 7 hills so there are good views of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Site is being rebuilt after arson attack in 2010. The guides have the best outlet for Ugandan Art that we saw in our travels

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Davidson, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014 via mobile

I went when before the arson and the tombs were quite neat. The keepers still live a traditional lifestyle despite being surrounded by Kampala's urban sprawl. The guides are knowledgeable. If you're in the area, go. I wouldn't make a special trip.

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