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Lubiri Palace

Mengo, Kampala, Uganda
+256 700 610328
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full of History

by paying 15000 UGX you get a guided tour of the place. To c the torture chambers was a fright and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Amit K
Finally I saw the Palace of the Kabaka

The Palace of the Kabaka Mutesa which I used to read about during my school days over 35 years such... read more

Reviewed 23 May 2018
Shipango M
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Lusaka
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Mengo, Kampala, Uganda
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"torture chamber"
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"official residence"
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"mile long road"
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"dark past"
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"old cars"
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"interesting history"
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"entrance fee"
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"interesting place"
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"take pictures"
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"boda boda"
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"idi"
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"king"
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"parliament"
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"politics"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 Amit K
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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

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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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Reviewed 16 April 2018

home for the king, and a good place for students on study purpose trips and information seekers regarding present and the past history.

Thank kimbugwesaddam
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Reviewed 11 April 2018

this palce is very old and amazing the road to the palace is very good and the palace is near the capital, the norms and customs and hospitality...it all humbled me

Thank Joseph L
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Reviewed 9 April 2018

A great piece of history is being kept at this incredible building. Here you get to learn about the history of Buganda kingdom and Uganda in general. It was a worthwhile tour and thanks to the folks that maintain it

Thank pamelaflo
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Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

The most worthwhile part of the whole visit is the part around the torture chambers. The rest of the tour was nothing to write home about and overall the price of the whole visit seemed high for its worth.

Thank Shaun M
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

I was disappointed by the exhibition at the palace, no royal artifacts.Very little has been done to restore the place following the unfortunate military invasion in the past. The guide had a good mastery of the history of the palace, though.

Thank AoM141
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Reviewed 22 February 2018 via mobile

The palace was nice enough to look at, and the guide was very informative, but ultimately it was expensive for what it was

Thank Mica S
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Reviewed 12 February 2018

The name Lubiri Palace is not correct because "lubiri" is a Luganda word for "palace". The right name is "Mengo Palace". The rich history this magnificent building represents is its major attraction. It used to be the official residence of the Kabaka (king) of Buganda...More

Thank Sam Z
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RedSox20042007
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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Paul H
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.
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