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"Kampala - Kasubi Tombs (inside)" Top 5 Page for this destination Uganda Things to Do Tip by TinyTuck

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  Inside Kasubi Tombs
by TinyTuck

... Inside we were asked to sit down on the carpeted floor while the guide explained to us the history of the Buganda kigdom and all the things we saw. The front of the house was decorated with pictures/paintings of the 4 Kabakas who were burried here and their spears (see picture). There were also a bunch of other weird artefacts like drums, furniture, a really ugly and ordinary non-working electrical lamp that had been a gift of some English king, and a real stuffed leopard that had been one of the Kabaka`s pet. (When his owner died he became very aggressive, though, so they had him killed and stuffed...) At both sides there were small seperated areas, at each side there was a woman sleeping. Our guide told us that those were the Kabaka's widdows who lived in the smaller circular houses around and spent the whole day here keeping the site clean and weaving the carpets we were sitting on - or sleeping... (Like the guards they had to stay on their side and could't cross to the other!)
We were supposed to tip them, or let's say put some coins in baskets.
By the way, you cannot go see the actual graves!
It was really a mystical place, a bit funny, too. There was not really much to see (compared to European standards), but I'm glad I went there!

Address: Nabulagala Hill (take matatu)

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jun 6, 2003
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