Situated about 5kms away from the city centre on one of the hills (Kasubi hill) within Kampala are the Kasubi Tombs. They are burial grounds for four Buganda kings; Mutesa I, Mutesa II, Daudi Chwa and Mwanga. They are an important symbol for the Baganda history and culture and also a religious centre for the royal family; a place where the Buganda King (Kabaka) and his representatives frequently carry out important rituals related to their culture. This site was inscribed on the UNESCO world heritage list in 2001.
The tombs were wreaked by fire in 2009, the main structures of one of Kampala’s most visited historical monuments was razed. Plenty of original artefacts were destroyed in the fire.
Supporters of the kingdom (Buganda Kingdom) in Uganda and the rest of the world have donated and contributed towards its reconstruction to ensure they eventually reopen, the range of exhibits visitors will see, will match what has been there before.