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Lubiri Palace

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Address: Mengo, Kampala, Uganda
Phone Number: 256700610328
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the Buganda palace

after a date with history of the matyrs ,their execution,i had to finally visit the kings palace at the Mengo hill near Kampala. You come to understand why the country became a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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NAIROBI
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

after a date with history of the matyrs ,their execution,i had to finally visit the kings palace at the Mengo hill near Kampala. You come to understand why the country became a British protectorate with opulence displayed by the type of structures for the palace in an

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Although, we were not allowed to go inside the palace , it was nice outfield. We visited the torture chamber as well which tells you inhuman act done by the rulers in Kampala.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

You can see the Palace from the gates, just take the picture there and go. No one is allowed inside, and that's it. Save your time and money.

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Little Rock, Arkansas, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

We went to Parliament, first. We then went over to the palace. It looks dated - almost abandoned. We met with a tour guide who gave us some information and then took us through the living quarters for those that worked for the king. That was quite eye opening. It lead us down to the torture chambers which were dark... More 

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Kampala, Uganda
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

True historical, and a nice place to relax from, good for individuals, couples, group, and business travelers

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Giv'atayim, Israel
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

It's interesting to hear the different historical information about the place, about the Buganda Kingdom, and about the royal family. The tour is short and nice (about 15-20 mins) and includes Idi Amin's torture chamber. After the tour there is a short museum which doesn't add very much information and includes some unmaintained pictures, old Ugandan money (??) and finally... More 

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Thank Guggi1987
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

the place has a lot of potential if turned into a museum. all you get to see are the torture chambers and gardens. But unfortunately no one is allowed to enter the palace.

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Thank Lorena B
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016 via mobile

From the outside the palace is quite impressive even if it is small, it was onced liked in by the king. The inside is not open to tbe public. Within the grounds are the torture chambers that was once used by Idi Amin on his political prisoners. It's a sad place to visit but it gives you an insight into... More 

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Thank Lee K
Aurora, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2016

This was the last stop of my walking tour. Interesting facts for history buffs. I found the torture chamber facts the most interesting. Over 30,000 have been executed here. Very sad circumstances. Idi Amin Dada, was known as the 'Butcher of Uganda' for his brutal ways while president of Uganda in the 1970s. The tour guide was very informative and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2016

lots of history for kabaka kingdom who were ruling under british rule prior to independence .still has their own tribal assembly.

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