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Address: Mengo, Kampala, Uganda
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Haunted Palace of Kabaka

Kabak’s Palace, also known as Idi Amin’s Torture Chambers or Haunted Mansion or Lubiri Palace is located in Lubiri area of Kampala on Mengo Hill Road. It was the home of the... read more

Reviewed 10 March 2017
Multan, Pakistan
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Entebbe, Uganda
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We hired Augustin at the Palace, and he was wonderful - explained the history of the kingdoms of Uganda, brought to life by the palace. You can't go into the palace itself, but you can visit the torture chambers. Definitely a must visit as a historical lesson. Idi Amin brought to life. Ugh!

Thank gilatoo
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The guides provide an interesting history of the building and political background of Uganda, but you aren't allowed into the building. The history of the toture chamber is chilling.

Thank Shane-Sally M
Kampala, Uganda
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Reviewed 16 March 2017

The Lubiri palace is the mine home of the kabaka of Buganda kingdom and where everyone wish to go to visit because of its beauty and unique culture of the Baganda

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Multan, Pakistan
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Reviewed 10 March 2017

Kabak’s Palace, also known as Idi Amin’s Torture Chambers or Haunted Mansion or Lubiri Palace is located in Lubiri area of Kampala on Mengo Hill Road. It was the home of the Bugandan kings but these days it largely remains unoccupied due to the horrific events that took place under the rule of Idi Amin and President Milton Obote. President... More 

Thank Tassaduqhussain51
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 543 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

This is a palace of the local king.More than the palace this is Idi Amin and Obeoto the earliar dictators torture and killing chambers is here.

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Roztoky, Czech Republic
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Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

I visited this place only briefly. The building is pretty African standards. But otherwise uninteresting. The neighborhood is but the quietest place you can find in Kampala. Indeed there anyone you meet. Which makes it unique.

Thank Lukas K
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017

Worth doling as part of a combined city store. Palace looks inviting from outside but cannot go in. As with most places a guide is expected but without a guide this place would just be looking at a façade. The guide put the history in context and the tragedy of Amin and Obote was apparent in the bunker used by... More 

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Kampala, Uganda
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Reviewed 16 January 2017

When You visit the Kabaka's Place and you are told the story of the 1966 attack, and the times Amin used it as a torture Chamber. You will wonder What man kind can be.

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Kampala, Uganda
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Reviewed 6 January 2017

The visit starts with a small disappointment, when you are told you cannot actually go inside the palace that was recently renovated and therefore looks quite stately and inviting. Things moderately improve thereafter. You can walk around the grounds with a guide, who tells you some interesting and some random things about Buganda and Ugandan history. Living in UG for... More 

Thank HanniGoesToAfrica
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Reviewed 5 January 2017

Lubiri Palace in and of itself is not spectacular. What is fascinating is the story and timeline that goes along with the palace history. The building is not fanastically beautiful or ornate and my understanding is the Bugandan king only occasionally goes there, but has a house elsewhere. The grounds house a population of guards/workers. To get to Idi Amin's... More 

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