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Kasubi Tombs

Kasubi Hill, Kampala, Uganda
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I had a short trip to the tombs. Even though the tomb itself is under construction, there are other... read more

Reviewed 30 December 2017
Funmi O
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Lagos, Nigeria
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Until the actual tombs are open, there isn't much to see

We took a look around and had a great guide, but there isn't much to see here until they manage to... read more

Reviewed 20 November 2017
Rick S
,
Wakefield, Canada
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Ancient Ugandan royalty is buried at this site.
  • Excellent21%
  • Very good36%
  • Average26%
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  • Terrible7%
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"under reconstruction"
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"buried here"
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"burial ground"
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"ugandan history"
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Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

I had a short trip to the tombs. Even though the tomb itself is under construction, there are other interesting things to see there and the tour guide was very knowledgeable and I enjoyed it . Take note: you will not be able to see...More

Thank Funmi O
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Reviewed 20 November 2017

We took a look around and had a great guide, but there isn't much to see here until they manage to rebuild and reopen.

Thank Rick S
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Reviewed 7 November 2017

Located on a Kasubi Hill, the tombs house one of the most important burial sites in Uganda (4 Kings in one place). The main tomb was burnt to ashes in March 2016 but with UNESCO and Government support, it is getting back its face. However,...More

Thank Francis S
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Reviewed 25 October 2017

We were told this place was burnt down a few years ago, what a pity, but anyway we were able to see what was saved from the flames. The place is well managed and we were taken through the history of Uganda. It is worth...More

Thank wesleybabble
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Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

Not much to see really, since the main building burned down. Because of this the Kasubi Tombs are closed for visitors, but we got a guided tour anyway... you can obviously pay tour way in to see basically nothing, but only if you double the...More

Thank Millamutten
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Reviewed 29 September 2017

Unfortunately you will not be able to visit the tombs for at least two more years. The main structure is being rebuilt after burning down in 2010, just a few years after becoming a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2001. The main structure, which is...More

Thank Elana O
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Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

This venue is preserved close to the bustle of downtown Kampala area. It gives a history of the Buganda tribe the largest tribe in a Uganda. Women if they come in trousers must put on a wrap to look like they have a skirt on,...More

Thank Ingrid L
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Reviewed 30 July 2017

The tombs are under reconstruction due to an act af vandalism. Official entry therefore not possible, but a "guard" was willing to let us in provided a minor payment in cash without reciept. We declined.

Thank SoerenSP
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Reviewed 26 July 2017

Overall I enjoyed my tour. The guide was very knowledgeable, but there isn't much to see at this point because the main section of the museum is currently under construction following a fire.

Thank TravelJosie
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Reviewed 29 June 2017

The entrance fee was a surprise to us - 20,000Ush for a foreigner. The museum tour is basically the admission guy showing us around a few huts and then letting us look at the main hut (under construction so cannot see). We were then told...More

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