Facts and Data
Official Unesco Page
Unesco World heritage since: 2001
Size of heritage: 27 ha
The Tombs of Buganda Kings at Kasubi constitute a site embracing almost 30 ha of hillside within Kampala district. Most of the site is agricultural, farmed by traditional methods. At its core on the hilltop is the former palace of the Kabakas of Buganda, built in 1882 and converted into the royal burial ground in 1884. Four royal tombs now lie within the Muzibu Azaala Mpanga, the main building, which is circular and surmounted by a dome. It is a major example of an architectural achievement in organic materials, principally wood, thatch, reed, wattle and daub. The site's main significance lies, however, in its intangible values of belief, spirituality, continuity and identity.
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Hotels and places to stay
Sheraton Kampala Hotel
Speke Apartmentes Wampewo
Protea Hotel Kampala
URBAN BY CITYBLUE KAMPALA UGANDA
Golden Tulip Canaan Kampala
METROPOLE HOTEL KAMPALA
GRAND IMPERIAL HOTEL-KAMPALA
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Medium airport - 22 mi (37 km) Jinja Airport
Small airport - 45 mi (73 km) Masindi Airport
Small airport - 112 mi (181 km) Tororo Airport
Small airport - 114 mi (184 km) Soroti Airport
Medium airport - 121 mi (195 km) Bukoba Airport
Small airport - 127 mi (204 km) Mbarara Airport
Small airport - 149 mi (240 km) Kisumu Airport
Medium airport - 153 mi (247 km)
Bigger and popular cities in the wider vicinity are these:
- Kampala Central Division
- Luuka Town
These are some smaller cities that might be interesting. They are all rather close.