Monday, June 29, 2009

Day 22, Uganda, Africa

We are now on our way to Uganda....yes Sita, where the Last King of Scotland was filmed....

Nopi and Jarca are a little intrigued by this country and its stalls in the rural areas.

Aah, we have arrived in Kampala, the largest city and capital of Uganda and like many cities is said to be built on seven hills, but I can't see all 7 hills ;-(

Anyway, Sita is really excited because we are now off to see a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It has been days since we have seen one, and we are going into withdrawal!!

Kasubi Tombs in Kampala, Uganda, is the burial grounds for four previous Kabakas (Kings of Buganda Kingdom). The royal enclosure at Kasubi hill was first built in 1881. Also known as the Ssekabaka's Tombs, these are the royal tombs where the following Kabakas are buried:
Mutesa I (1835-1884)
Mwanga II (1867-1903)

Daudi Chwa II (1896-1939)
Sir Edward Mutesa II (1924-1969).

The Kasubi Tombs site is a masterpiece of human creativity both in its conception and its execution and bears witness to the living cultural traditions of the Baganda. The spatial organization of the Kasubi Tombs site represents the best extant example of a Baganda palace/architectural ensemble. Built in the finest traditions of Ganda architecture and palace design, it reflects technical achievements developed over many centuries. The built and natural elements of the Kasubi Tombs site are charged with historical, traditional, and spiritual values. It is a major spiritual centre for the Baganda and is the most active religious place in the kingdom.

Next stop...........guess????

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