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Lubiri Palace

Mengo, Kampala, Uganda
+256 700 610328
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Mengo, Kampala, Uganda
+256 700 610328
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Reviewed 21 May 2017

The royal palace is one of the few tourist attractions in Kampala, but a really good one. Though the building is closed for visitors, as it is being renovated for the king to move in, the tour of the surroundings is very interesting. Included in...More

Thank Familien V
Reviewed 19 May 2017

Whilst we couldn't go in the palace, the guide's escort around the grounds was very informative and whilst it is always disturbing to see torture dungeons such as Amin's, we need to learn from history not hide from it. The soldiers family quarters tell you...More

Thank Mark D
Reviewed 15 May 2017

The palace is being renovated; the King lives elsewhere. The grounds are well kept with relics of cars and a nasty looking cannon on the grounds. The guards live there with their families and the children are adorable. Expect to see chickens, lol. Idi Amin...More

Thank Linda z
Reviewed 26 April 2017

Great place to spend an hour or so. Some good history of beautiful Uganda. Our guide was very knowledgeable and made the visit worth it

Thank robin m
Reviewed 22 March 2017

We hired Augustin at the Palace, and he was wonderful - explained the history of the kingdoms of Uganda, brought to life by the palace. You can't go into the palace itself, but you can visit the torture chambers. Definitely a must visit as a...More

Thank gilatoo
Reviewed 20 March 2017

The guides provide an interesting history of the building and political background of Uganda, but you aren't allowed into the building. The history of the toture chamber is chilling.

Thank Shane-Sally M
Reviewed 16 March 2017

The Lubiri palace is the mine home of the kabaka of Buganda kingdom and where everyone wish to go to visit because of its beauty and unique culture of the Baganda

Thank SamuelSamsisma
Reviewed 10 March 2017

Kabak’s Palace, also known as Idi Amin’s Torture Chambers or Haunted Mansion or Lubiri Palace is located in Lubiri area of Kampala on Mengo Hill Road. It was the home of the Bugandan kings but these days it largely remains unoccupied due to the horrific...More

Thank Tassaduqhussain51
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

This is a palace of the local king.More than the palace this is Idi Amin and Obeoto the earliar dictators torture and killing chambers is here.

Thank SE s
Reviewed 14 February 2017

I visited this place only briefly. The building is pretty African standards. But otherwise uninteresting. The neighborhood is but the quietest place you can find in Kampala. Indeed there anyone you meet. Which makes it unique.

Thank Lukas K
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Paul H
What are the hours? Do I need a reservation?
7 December 2015|
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Response from Shen_1986 | Reviewed this property |
You don't need a reservation. Not sure about opening hours, but I was leaving about 3pm and it was still open.