Buganda is a subnational Kingdom within Uganda. It is located in the south-central region of Uganda. The people of Buganda are referred to as Baganda (the singular form is Muganda) their language is referred to as Luganda. Buganda is home to the nation’s political and commercial capital, Kampala, the country’s main international airport, Entebbe; as well as the home of the second largest fresh water lake, Lake Victoria.
The king is called the Kabaka and always the cultural leader of the Baganda.
Sovereignty of leadership has always belonged to the male child from the royal family. Neither woman nor any other person not from the royal blood can reign in Buganda. Join us on this Five-day Baganda cultural trail as you learn more about Buganda’s monarchy, her territorial expansion, governance system, the colonial impact on Buganda, as well as the fateful constitutional crisis of 1966 and political developments.
After breakfast, start with a visit to the Kasubi tombs; a royal burial ground for the kings (Kabaka’s) of Buganda kingdom. The Kasubi Tombs located 5kms from Kampala is a huge dome-like structure that houses the remains of four former Buganda kings: Mutesa 1, Mwanga 2, Daudi Chwa 2, and Edward Mutesa 2. It was constructed in a traditional fashion with thatch poles and reeds, housing a variety of artifacts that belonged to the kings. The descendants of the king’s wives look after the site. Visit the Kabaka’s lake, a manmade lake that was dung by the Baganda on the orders of king Mwanga,he wanted to create a cannel that could his palace to lake Victoria. And Naggalabi Coronation site is a very important place in the Buganda kingdom,it is the historical heart of Buganda,it is here the kingdom was birthed at the dawn of 14TH century and it is here that every king of Buganda is been crowned. This has happened for over 700yearsthere are unique things to see at this site these include the “nalwoga pond”, where for the event is got from. The grass thatched houses and the “Muwafu tree” which acted as court where the kings’ settled disputes. Relax for lunch break at your hotel.
After lunch proceed to Katereke prison ditch that was constructed by the late ssekabaka kalema who was an Islamic sympathizer to imprison all his brothers and relatives who were potentials to ascend to the throne. He controversially ruled Buganda in 1880 after exiling kabaka mwanga from his kingdom. Two months after mwanga’s exile kalema ordered for the arrest of all princes and princesses who he suspected to be his rivals.Many were rounded up and exiled to katereke and then proceed to Wamala tombs housed in an attractive traditional thatched domed building which are the burial site of Ssekabaka Muteesa 1, the 29TH king of Buganda kingdom who invited missionaries to Uganda. It was during his era that the Arabs and notable explorers arrived to Uganda and opened to the outside world.
Dinner and Overnight at the hotel or Community based accommodation. B.L.D.