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Full of History

This palace represents so very much history, including kings old and new, presidents, generals and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Dan W
Portland, Oregon
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The Kabakas residence

Historically this is a reflection of the past where the Kabakas of Buganda was residing. It is a... read more

Reviewed 1 September 2018
Abid A
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Mengo, Kampala, Uganda
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This palace represents so very much history, including kings old and new, presidents, generals and more. If you have an excellent guide, as did I, It can really come to life. There many stories and tales that they alone provide an enjoyable visit. At the...More

Thank Dan W
Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

Historically this is a reflection of the past where the Kabakas of Buganda was residing. It is a majestic residence sprawled in many acres of land. The gated entrance give an image of the importance of the jocation and symbol of power of yester years....More

Thank Abid A
Reviewed 26 August 2018

This is a Palace constructed by one of the Baganda kings using a European architectural design. The palace is full of history both of the kings, presidents and currently the Kabaka. From the palace one can see the Kingdom's parliament which is exactly a mile...More

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Reviewed 23 August 2018

its amazing and it has good tourist attraction and perfect view and what i so was not that i so waaawoooo

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Reviewed 15 August 2018

The seat of the Baganda Kingdom that was recently returned to the Baganda. It is a typical European style building that is just a mile from the Kingdoms Parliament. One is able to understand the kingdom within a government style of government that is Uganda....More

Thank Angie k
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

Visited the torture chamber where 30,000 were killed! NOT A SINGLE PERSON DIED WHILE I WAS THERE! Didn't even torture anybody!

1  Thank Dan M
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Interesting place with lot's of Buganda and Idi Amin history. Good knowledgeable and outspoken guide.

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Reviewed 9 July 2018

by paying 15000 UGX you get a guided tour of the place. To c the torture chambers was a fright and sent out chill to your spine. Must visit location in Kampala

Thank AmitK2081
Reviewed 23 May 2018

The Palace of the Kabaka Mutesa which I used to read about during my school days over 35 years such a great place to visit finally and see it with my own eyes. Great planning in designing the Palace with the road leading to the...More

1  Thank Shipango M
Reviewed 29 April 2018

It was a good walk around the Gardens. The Torture Chambers on the grounds were eye-opening............but overall nothing too educational, nor what you would not find in a guide book. Would not rate it as a must see.

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18 March 2018|
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Response from RedSox20042007 |
I visited soon after I asked this question. It is open daily from 9 am to 3 pm. During the week, it is often open later until 5 or 6 in the evening
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7 December 2015|
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Response from Shen_1986 | Reviewed this property |
You don't need a reservation. Not sure about opening hours, but I was leaving about 3pm and it was still open.