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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..

Totem Enswaaswa
Akabbiro Ggoonya
English Monitor Lizard
Clan Leader  
Estates  
Ssaza  
Omubala
Clan motto
Mayengo Itutu

This clan came from Masaaba in Bugisu and went to Kavirondo. They went to Buvuma through Busoga. The fore-grandfather of this clan is Mayengo and he is the clan head. These people settled permanently in Buvuma never to leave and fishing is their way of life. Their clan seat is on Buvuma Island in a place called Bugabo.

Mayengo, Kisuule, Muyingu, Kimbirye, Kawundo, Yihara, Mwavu

Namayengo, Nakisuule, Nakawundo, Namwavu, Nayihara, Kiwalu

This reptile is 1-1.8 metres and weighs 4-7kg. It lays 20-60 eggs which can take up to a whole year to hatch. Its lifespan is between 10-20 years. In Africa, it is the largest lizard. It has claws, powerful limbs and an exceptional tail which is longer than its body. It has a mesh pattern ornated with somewhat black and yellow spots forming bands. There are 30 species of monitor lizards in the world but only three occur in Africa.

Males are territorial and vigorous fights are regularly seen to determine dominance.
Their diet includes crabs, mussels, frogs, fish, insects and sometimes raid crocodile nests to steal eggs while the layers are away.

They excavate burrows in termite mounds where they lay up to sixty soft shelled eggs and termites repair the mound which provides constant and adequate temperatures for incubation. The termites do not damage the eggs and almost after one year, the young hatch and dig themselves out.
These lizards are preyed upon by crocodiles, martial eagles and pythons. In Uganda, this lizard is mainly killed for its skin which is used in the making of a special high-pitched drum called engalabi among the Baganda tribesmen.