Lubiri: the Home to Buganda’s Kings

For people conversant with Uganda’s history, the magnitude of power the Kingdom of Buganda amassed is detailed in very many forms. The King of Buganda is called the ‘Kabaka’ and his official residence is referred to as ‘Lubiri’ to mean Palace. The architectural design...

Ankore’s Finest: Igongo Cultural Centre

Set on a ground which once accommodated the palace of a legendary 17th Century King, Igongo cultural center is located in Biharwe, 12 Km from Mbarara town on the Mbarara-Masaka highway. Since Igongo stands right along the highway, it took us under 5 minutes to be...

Bloody Tourism: Amin’s Torture Chambers

It is years since Late President Idi Amin and his underlings ruled Uganda, but the torture chambers are a living testimony of wrath; a satisfier to those who lived the dark days; those who have heard the horrible stories of darkness and evil. The chambers are nestled...

In the Footsteps of the Martyrs: Namugongo Shrine

On 3rd June every year, thousands of people of all ages, races, nations, and color trek from around the world to commemorate, and celebrate the death of the Uganda Martyrs. This is a major tourist site with a pool of water that is believed to be blessed. When one...

Amasiiro: Where Buganda’s Royals Rest in Power

Kasubi one of the 31 royal burial grounds (Amasiiro) across Buganda Kingdom. Traditionally the bodies of the kings were laid in one place, with a separate shrine for the deceased king’s jawbone, believed to contain his soul. It should be remembered that the burial...