Kasubi Tombs is a UNESCO world heritage site, that houses the four former Kabaka’s of Buganda, one of the most powerful kingdoms in pre-colonial Africa. These tombs were built in 1881 and were originally the palace for Ssekabaka Muteesa I one of the former kings of Buganda.
Four of the past kings of Buganda (Bassekabaka) are burried in the site. These are Muteesa I (1865 -1884), Daniel Basamula Mwanga II (1884 – 1897), Dausi Cwa II (1897 – 1939) and Fredrick Muteesa II (1939 – 1966). These kings were buried in this gigantic grass thatched house known as Muzibu Azaala Mpanga.
The tombs are situated five kilometers away from Kampala city centre on Kasubi hill, the Kampala/ Hoima road. When coming from Kampala centre, pass via Makerere University and drive down to Nakulabye. At the Nakulabye junction, turn right on the Hoima road , drive 1 km up the kasubi hill. The entrance to the Tombs is marked by a thatched grass hut.