Monday, 19 March 2018


Planning to hit on Kabaka’s trail while on cultural safari in Uganda but you are not sure of which sites to visit? If yes, then Buganda Kingdom has got all that you need to make your dream come true in Africa. Uganda cultural safaris go beyond the thrilling traditional and cultural music and dance performances as visitors also have opportunity to explore most of the country’s significant heritage sites of which Nnamasole Baagalayaze royal tomb heritage site is one of a kind cultural spot that shouldn’t miss out in your bucket list. This cultural heritage site offers visitors on cultural tour in Uganda to explore more about Buganda’s ancient kingship, history and the people of Buganda as well as the impact that was left behind by Nnamasole Baagalayaze the Queen Mother of Buganda Kingdom.

Buganda Kingdom is exceptionally one of the most endowed kingdoms when it comes to the most exciting and thrilling cultural experiences of lifetime. The Nnamasole Baagalayaze tomb site is situated in Mpererwe, Busiro county-Buganda Kingdom. This cultural heritage site is where Nnamasole Baagalayaze the mother of King Mwanga the second was buried. King Mwanga passed on around 1903 while in exile in the Seychelles Islands but his remains were brought back to Uganda around 1910 and he was buried in the Kasubi Royal Tombs. Nnamasole Baagalayaze was kind hearted but unfortunately, she also passed on around 1916. She is remembered for her generous heart which makes her one of the most loved women by the local community in Buganda Kingdom. She also gave land to the catholic and protestant church, mosques, brick making enterprise, hospital and 2 schools. This totally opposed the life his son live where he ordered the execution of Uganda Martyrs. The Baagalayaze heritage site is best described as an area of hope, celebration and exploration.

The Baagalayaze Nnamasole heritage site also features most of the important cultural sites in commemoration of great people, the endowed history and the heritage of Buganda Kingdom. Interestingly, visitors also get thrilled with the exceptional cultural dances and music, drama performances as well as catch a glimpse at various arts and crafts or buy some of them for remembrance, listen to different tales that are told about Buganda Kingdom and the previous kings.

Getting to Baagalayaze Nnamasole royal tomb site
Nnamasole Baagalayaze heritage site is located about 15 kilometers, approximately half an hour drive off Kampala city center on Kampala-Gayaza route to Mpererwe trading center-Busiro County. At Mpererwe, you will take left hand on tarmac route just opposite Muvule tree which takes you up to the royal tombs around one kilometer.

In conclusion, the Nnamasole Baagalayaze heritage site is remarkably one of Uganda’s most significant cultural sites that have not been fully explored and visitors on cultural safari are rewarded with the most authentic experiences of lifetime. Undertaking a trip to this cultural treasure offers visitors a chance to explore more about where the Queen mothers of Buganda were buried. The area is one of the most valuable historic and cultural sites that are worth exploring while you are on safari in Uganda.

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