Welcome to Buganda Kingdom Official Website

The Kingdom of Buganda is situated in the Central region of the country known today as Uganda. It is right in the heart of Africa astride the Equator and in the North West shores of Lake Victoria and it's also the source of the great river Nile. Buganda Kingdom is the home to the nation's political and commercial capital city Kampala as well as the country's main International airport Entebbe.

The Kingdom's equatorial climate provides plentiful sunshine which is moderated by relatively high altitude. Since it's near Lake Victoria, it's mean annual temperature ranges from 16 degrees 25 degrees Celsius. Daytime temperature averages between 8 degrees to 10 degrees Celsius warmer than night temperatures. Rainfall is evenly distributed around the area and the mean annual rainfall often exceeds 2100 millimeters. The area is warm rather than hot and temperatures vary little throughout the year.The Baganda had a centralised system of government which by 1750 was the most well organised More..

Many other Ganda sites are worth visiting, not only for sight-seeing, but also to experience an authentic traditional culture with dance, music, craft making, spiritual healing and story telling. Six other sites which are within easy reach from Kampala are described here. The region is also famous for its wildlife.


Nnamasole Tombs

The Kanyange Nnamasole Tombs house the body of Nnamasole Kanyange, the mother of Ssekabaka Suuna II who is buried at the Wamala Tombs. They are located on a hillside looking across a valley to Suuna II's Wamala Tombs. The same Kanyange Nnamasole Tombs also house the bodies of other subsequent Nnamasoles (Nnamasole is the mother of a Kabaka). The tombs are an important place for rituals and ceremonies, and contain a special sacred drum used to summon Suuna II's spirit. A historical walk to the impressive Wamala tombs retraces the steps that Kanyange and Suuna followed to visit each other.

How to Get There

Nnamasole Kanyange Tombs site is located at Kagoma, Kyadondo county of Buganda, along the Kampala-Bombo Road. When coming from Kampala, drive 12 Kilometers along the Kampala-Bombo Road. Turn left at Kagoma trading center onto a dirt road that goes to the tombs, 0.25 Kilometers away. The trip is approximately 25 minutes from Kampala. 

Wamala King's Tombs

Set on a hilltop with beautiful surroundings, Wamala is the sacred burial place of Kabaka Suuna II (1836-1856), who had 148 wives and 218 children. Suuna was the last King to be buried in his own palace and the last to have his jaw bone removed after death. He was also the first King to admit outside traders into Buganda. A magical but almost forgotten place, Wamala Tomb is quite unique.

How to Get There

Wamala Tombs site is located at Wamunyenye, Kyadondo County of Buganda, along the Kampala-Hoima Road. When coming from Kampala, drive 13 Kilometers along the Kampala-Hoima Road through Nansana Town to Nansana Trading Center. Turn right at Nansana Trading Center onto a dirt road that goes to the tombs, 1.5 Kilometers away. The trip is approximately 30 minutes from Kampala.



Baagalayaze Nnamasole Tombs

This site houses the tomb of Nnamasole Baagalayaze, the mother of Kabaka Mwanga II, who died in 1916. She was revered by the local community and well known for her generosity. The tomb and its enclosure have become a cultural centre to celebrate the people and history of Buganda. Visitors can enjoy traditional performances (music, dance and drama), try their hands at art and crafts, and hear vivid stories about the kingdom and Kabakas of Buganda.

How to Get There

Nnamasole Baagalayaze Tombs site is located at Mpererwe, Busiro County of Buganda, along the Kampala-Gayaza Road. When coming from Kampala, drive 15 Kilometers along the Kampala-Gayaza Road to Mpererwe Trading Center. Turn left onto a turmac road (opposite the big mvule tree) that goes to the tombs, 1 Kilometer away. The trip is approximately 25 minutes from Kampala.

Naggalabi Coronation Site, Buddo

Naggalabi Buddo, is where the Kabakas of Buganda have been crowned for the past 700 years. It is said that Buganda accession ceremonies take place on Buddo Hill because it was there that Kintu, the first Kabaka of Buganda, killed his brother Bemba and declared himself King in the 13th Century. It is the most important single site in Ganda culture, and lies at the heart of the Buganda Kingdom. The coronation of Ssabasajja Kabaka Ronald Kimera Mutebi II, which was attended by tens of thousands of people, took place at Naggalabi on 31st July 1993. The site is very pleasant with a panoramic view of the surrounding countryside.

How to Get There

Nagalabi coronation site is located at Nagalabi, Busiro County of Buganda, along the Kampala-Masaka Road. When coming from Kampala, drive 11 Kilometers along the Kampala-Masaka Road through Kyengera trading center. Turn left at Nakasozi onto a tarmac road that goes to the site, 2 Kilometers away. The trip is approximately 20 minutes from Kampala.