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Kyaddondo18 Attractions

Kyaddondo is the most central of all of Buganda’s 18 counties. This is because Mmengo, Kampala, Lubiri, Kasubi Tombs, Kireka and Banda are all in Kyaddondo. Also in Kyaddondo are Ntinda, Luzira, Bweyogere, Muyenga, Gayaza, Kiwenda, Kawempe, Nateete, Kagoma, Matugga, Namulonge, and Kyambogo. The title given to the county chief is ‘Kaggo’ and the headquarters are at Kasangati, about 14 Kilometers (nearly 9 miles) on Kampala/Gayaza Road. It is bordered by Counties Busiro (South, West and North), Bulemeezi (North), and Kyaggwe (East).

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Kyaggwe5 Attractions

Kyaggwe County was divided into three sections based on the people who lived in the county. First were the Bagola and Bakunja of the lakeshores who are closely related to the Abavuma in language and manners. These people were noted for their skill in the manufacture of musical instruments, and they originated the two royal drums known as “Entamiivu” and “Entenga”. They were brave warriors, and skilled in the use of the spear. For a long time, the people recognised neither the county chief nor the King himself. The second section of Kyaggwe was the Bukoba portion which was inhabited by...

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Buddu5 Attractions

Buddu County was won from the Kingdom of Bunyoro during the reign of the late King Jjunju. It used to be a favoured destination for those who were fleeing from wars and famine in the neighbouring regions of Ankole, Rwanda, Kooki and Tooro. Buddu was known as “Ebuddukiro” earning its current name Buddu. It is one of the most cosmopolitan counties in Buganda and is home to many ethnic groups and nationalities including Rwandans, Burundians, Tanzanians, Banyoro and Banyankole among others...

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Bugerere1 Attractions

Bugerere was a Bunyoro territory, occupied by Namuyonjo and Mulondo. It was added to Buganda by the British government on 25th October 1895. When Semei Kakungulu (Omubiito we Kooki) resigned as Kimbugwe when Mwanga II was King, he went and made his home in Bugerere until 1899 when he left for Bukedi. In 1900, Kabaka Daudi Ccwa made Bugerere a county. Matayo Nsubuga was then appointed chief; Temuseo Kivebulaya Mulondo of the Mpindi clan, formerly Sabawali of Sekiboobo, became assistant Mugerere. Serwano Mazinga of the Kasimba clan succeeded him in 1905...

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Bulemeezi4 Attractions

Bulemeezi County was at one time part of Kyaddondo County. King Mawanda (1740 – 1760) divided it off from Kyaddondo, and made it a separate district of the first rank, because its chief, Mwogozi, was a wealthy man, and had built one of the largest houses in the royal enclosure, which he called ‘Muzibu’. The task of building the King’s large houses was carried out only by District Chiefs; and as Mwogozi had been promoted to do this work, the King also made his district independent and promoted him to the rank of being one of the principal chiefs and changed his title to that of “Kangawo.”...

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Buluuli1 Attractions

Buluuli was formerly a territory of the Kingdom of Bunyoro. It was occupied by the following chiefs: Banda, Kabagambe, Kadoma, Kadyebo, Mutengesa and Princess Nyangoma. In 1896, the British government, during the reign of Mwanga II, annexed it to Buganda Kingdom. Then it was divided among the following honourable chiefs. - Apollo Kagwa, Matayo Mudjasi, Zakaliya Kizito, Paulo Nsubuga, Djoswa Kate, and Yona Waswa. They erected fortresses to protect it from enemies. On 9th May 1898, the territory was made a county...

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Busiro1 Attractions

Busiro county is one of the most important sites within Buganda as it is home to Naggalabi; the coronation site in the Kingdom since the 14thCentury. The title of the chief is Ssebwana and the county headquarters are found in Ssentema. Kings College Budo is also found on Budo hill within Busiro county. It is one of the most famous schools in Uganda and has been in existence since 1906 and has educated Kings in Buganda such as Sir Edward Muteesa and Kabaka Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II. The former Kyabazinga of Busoga Henry Wako Muloki was also educated here...

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Busujju1 Attractions

Busujju County covers the current districts of Mityana, Gomba and Mpigi. It is a neighbour to Gomba, Butambala, Ssingo and Buwekula Counties. The headquarters of the County are at Mwera-Nsero where the current Ssaza headquarters were built in 1936. The headquarters are the home to the current chief Kassujju, a lukiiko hall, prison and finance house. The county is a mix of both Islamic and Christian elements, with a series of convents in the county including one in Kyengeza. The headquarters of the Ngonge (Otter) clan are found in this county...

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Butambala2 Attractions

Butambala borders Busujju, Gomba and Mawokota counties. The chief is called Katambala with the current one being Twaha Lwanyaga Kibalizi. He is the 9th chief since the restoration of the Kingdom in 1993. Butambala is predominantly a Muslim county ever since the religious wars of the 1940s. Since time immemorial Butambala has been the home of Buganda’s ironsmiths and used to make weapons for the Kingdom. Because of this role, the people of Butambala were referred to as Batwambalamangu. With the coming of the Islamic faith, the dressing style changed and with it came the request from Muslims to retain their head coverings when addressing the King...

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Buvuma4 Attractions

Buvuma County is 72km from Kampala to Kiyindi on Lake Victoria. It can only be accessed by a ferry at Kiyindi which takes approximately one hour to cross from Kiyindi to the mainland. There are also unofficial small boat services from Kiyindi, a major fishing village on the shores of Lake Victoria. It is 20km from the mainland (Buvuma) to the County (Saza) headquarters at Maggyo village. Buvuma is composed of several islands such as Nyenda, Buziri, Sindiro, Mpata, Mwema, Kibibi, Serinya, Malija, Mpungu, Bugaya, Nvunza, Lufu, Yumbe, Zzinga, and Lingira among others. The inhabitants remained independent for several years. They were known as Bagwe and Bazinga, but had no King...

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Buweekula3 Attractions

Buweekula is approximately 172 kilometers, by road, west of Kampala. It is headed by Luweekula and consists of 6 sub counties. Buwekula is literally known as a “Place of disaster” and earned its name in the 16th century when its summit served as the capital of a notorious King whose reign was characterized by several massacres. Both oral and traditional archaeological evidence suggest that the sacred hilltop plateau formerly called “Kisozi” supported a substantial and important settlement centuries before the 16th Century. Over the years Buweekula has come to be known as the home to the Nakayima shrine and tourism activity revolves around this site...

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Gomba3 Attractions

Located 120km from Kampala, Gomba County is bordered by Singo and Busujju to the north, Mawogola to the south, Buwekula to the West and Butambala to the East. The County is headed by a chief “Kitunzi” with its headquarters in Kinoni. Kitunzi was derived from the business of the day then which involved selling local ghee and salt within the county. The current chief “Kitunzi is the 59th to administer the county. The major economic activity in Gomba is agriculture with food crops such as sweet potatoes, beans, cassava, maize, bananas and ground nuts. Cash crops include coffee and cotton...

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Kabula6 Attractions

Kabula is located 178 kilometers from Kampala. It is bordered by Kooki to the South, Mawogola to the North and Buddu to the West. Its head is “Lumaama” with its headquarters in Lyantonde. Kabula was part of Ankole, but after the religious wars between Christians and Muslims the Omugabe of Ankole, Ntare, gave it to the Kabaka as a place for him to settle his people who had been displaced by the wars. Majority of the people in the county are farmers and cattle keepers. The title given to the county chief is Lumama. Kabula functions as a gateway to other tourist destinations but also has a number of tourism sites ranging from cultural, historical, natural, wildlife and agro among others...

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Kooki4 Attractions

Originally Kooki was part of the larger Bunyoro - Kitara Kingdom. Due to the fact that the territory was quite wide, the Omukama (King) of Bunyoro divided it into three parts namely Kyope, Tooro and Kooki and appointed his three sons to administer the territories on his behalf. Kooki got Lubambula as its leader and he was assisted by his brother Bwowe but on arriving to Kooki, they were so enthralled with the territory that they decided to seize it for themselves. They declared independence from Bunyoro after 1700 and decided to send Bwowe to Omukama Kamurasi to officially inform him of their decision and of their intention to visit and thank him for the help they had received over the years...

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Mawogola1 Attractions

Mawogola is located over 170kms from Kampala. It is bordered by Buwekula to the north, Gomba to the East, and Kabula to the south. Mawogola has 35 parishes and a population of 350,000 people. Majority of the population (80%) are farmers engaged in both small scale and commercial farming. This makes agriculture the mainstay of the district economy involving both crop and animal husbandry. Due to the relatively dry climate, cattle ranching for beef and dairy farming are the most important economic activities in the district. Fish farming is being implemented increasingly in the county as well...

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Mawokota5 Attractions

The county headquarters are situated at Butoolo Village in Mumyuka, Kammengo Sub County. Mpigi District the Central Government is the same as Mawokota County. Kayima is the title given to the county chief. It is believed that during the reign of King Kyabaggu there was a war between the princes of the time and one of them ran away and when he reached Kiling’ente, he sat on the rock and said ‘wokota wokota’ in jubilation hence Mawokota. It is also believed that on this journey, no food other than the plantain plant (gonja) was carried, hence the saying that “ewaffe e mawokota gonja ayengera” meaning that plantain ripens in Mawokota...

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Ssese4 Attractions

Oral traditionalists state that the first King of Buganda, King Kintu arrived on the main land from Ssese with some individuals who later went on to become clan leaders. Baganda traditionalists revere the Islands as the islands of the gods and pre-colonial Buganda had many a King frequently visit the islands to pay homage to several spirits to enable them to govern the Kingdom. It is because of this relationship that several historians state that the islands were never conquered by Buganda but formally incorporated into the mainland Kingdom. The title for the county chief is Kweba...

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Ssingo2 Attractions

The county borders Buwekula, Gomba, Busujju, Kyaddondo and Bulemeezi Counties. It is the largest county within Buganda and is an agricultural county. Historically the county headquarters had a tree that led to present-day Mityana, where traders from Bunyoro upon coming to the hill would claim to hear sounds from the trees, thus saying ‘emiti eyana’ hence they called the village of the trees Mityana. The county headquarters serve as the house of the current chief, called the “Matutuma”, the Lukiiko hall and the district offices. The chief’s title “Mukwenda” is derived from the Bunyoro word referring to a messenger. The county serves as headquarters to the Mbogo (Buffalo) clan...

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