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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..

Kabaka’s Lake
As the biggest man-made lake in Uganda dug during the reign of Ssekabaka Mwanga II in 1885, the Kabaka’s lake attracts a number of tourists anxious to even see the beautiful birds at its shores.

 

The Royal Heritage sites

The Royal Heritage trail comprises of Bulange (Parliament), Twekobe (Palace), Kabakas, Lakes, Namasole (King’s Maama) and Kasubi Tombs (cemetery for the kingdom) which are the most important in the kingdom of Buganda.

The magnificent features of the Kasubi tombs represent the rich traditions and heritage of the Baganda people.

 

The Uganda Martyrs’ Trail

Today, every spot where the martyrs were killed has a shrine or church or chapel where the faithful gather to venerate the martyrs. Significant shrines are found in Namugongo area which has the catholic, protestant and Moslem memorial centers.

Others can be found in Mityana, munyonyo Busega and as far as kyenjojo in western Uganda. Here, we present some of the sites found in Buganda and around Kampala where most of the Martyrs died.