Kabaka’s Trail – Kasubi Tombs, Naggalabi Coronation Site, Wamala’s Tombs, Sezibwa Falls among others

Kabaka is the title of the king of the Kingdom of Buganda, a Ugandan kingdom that has been in existance since about the 14th Century. His subjects, the 4.5million strong tribe of Buganda, are called the Baganda. According to the traditions of the Baganda they are ruled by the king, a human, material king who governs under the backing of the spiritual powers. This Trail combines a series of cultural sites, just within 40km radius of Kampala, which are seen by visitors who want to learn about the history of Buganda on their journey.

Kabaka’s Trail Activities

The Kabaka’s Trail offers a unique journey through the kingdom of Buganda’s rich heritage, shaped by the region’s kinds and their descendants. It gives you a chance to learn about the hidden and the forgotten history of Buganda, as well as to experience an authentic, traditional culture with dance, music, craft making, spiritual healing, story telling, traditional herbal medicines and traditional food preparations. The trail consists of seven cultural sites all within easy reach of Kampala the capital city of Uganda.

Kasubi Tombs where the Buganda’s former four kings were burried;

Naggalabi Buddo Coronation site Where Buganda’s kings are crowned;

Katareke Prison where the Kabaka’s imprisoned and punished law breakers;

Wamala King’s Tombs Where King Wamala was burried. A place of ritual and ceremony;

Nnamasole Kanyange Tombs linking mother and son forever;

Ssezibwa Falls where Buganda kings (Kabaka) used to tour, a hydro-electric dam proposed;

Nnamasole Baagalayaze Tombs and Cultural Centre a place of hope, celebration and learning.

According to Buganda culture, a king does not die but gets lost in the forest. Inside the royal tomb, for example the Kasubi Tombs and the Wamala Tombs above, one is shown the entrance of the forest. It is taboo to look beyond the entrance to the forest.

Meet a King’s representative who takes you through the history and culture of the heritage site. Brief history and short guided walks around the site is offered.

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ChimpanzeeThe set of shared attitudes, values, goals, and practices that characterizes an institution, organization or group. The cultural history of Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi has made it one of the most visited by tourists. Culture here is rich and dynamic dating from 14th century when the interlucustrine kingdoms were formed. People here are very hospitable and receptive to foreigners. Cultural sites such as Kasubi Tombs , Uganda Museum, Snake Museum, Butare Museum, Tooro kingdom palace, and Namugongo martyrs shrines have attracted both local and international tourists.

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