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Kasumbi Tombs

Kasubi Tombs situated on Kasubi hill within Kampala are one of the major tourist attractions of Uganda. These tombs have been recognized by UNESCO as World Heritage Site. This burial site is just five km from Kampala city centre along the Kampala Hoima Road.
The tombs of Buganda Kings or Kabaka’s have significant importance and are considered as an active religious place in the Buganda Kingdom.

Kasubi Tombs are considered as a symbol of spiritual, political and social state for the Buganda’s. At this very place are the tombs of previous four Kabaka’s and their descendants who have also been buried around the tombs of the Kabaka’s. The important centuries old Ganda rituals is carried out at this place by the Buganda’s complex cultural hierarchy. The four Kabakas are buried at Kasubi tombs are Muteesa I (1835-1884), Basamula Mwanga II (1867-1903), Daudi Chwa II (1896-1939) and Fredrick Walugembe Muteesa II (1924-1969).

The Kasubi Tombs are housed within the original palace built by Mutesa and is a stunning site which bears articulate witness to the living cultural traditions of the Buganda. The tomb site reflects technical achievements developed over many centuries and is built in the finest traditions of Ganda architecture and palace design. On a tour to this place you’ll surely be amazed by the fascinating collection of royal artifacts, like the traditional musical instruments, shields, weapons and fetishes to exotic gifts donated by Queen Victoria- as well as a stuffed leopard once kept as a pet by Muteesa I.