Naggalabi Buddo is situated on a hill top in Buddo Uganda; it’s a place where the Kabakas of Buganda are crowned. The Naggalabi coronation site located at Buddo hill at Visitors Sub County, has been existing from the 14thcentury and its one of the best places tourists on cultural safaris to the country can go to.
Naggalabi coronation site is a place where the Buganda kingdom was birthed after Kabaka Kintu declared himself king after killing Bemba Musota, since Kabaka Bemba declared himself as long the place has been the coronation site for the Buganda King’s for over 700 years, even the recent Kabaka of Buganda Kabaka Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II was also crowned as King on the 31st of July 1993.
Naggalabi coronation site is avery important cultural site to the Buganda people as well as a historical site in the country, it contains of different historical significant sites which are significant in the Kingdom some of the important sites can are Kasubi tombs, Wamala tombs and many more.
During the coronation, thousands of both locals and international guests attend this ceremony, the Buganda people are very rich in culture with their valuable cultural values you will be able to learn more during the coronation. You will see an anti hill which is supposed to have been the point where Kintu killed Bemba.
The area where Naggalabi is located is also where middle and high schools are located for example King’s college Buddo where the 34th king of Buganda Daudi Chwa II started studying from. There’s also the king’s houses where the king stays for three days prior to his coronation day.
While at the Naggalabi coronation site, you will be able to see Buganda earlier court which is a big tree which was used for ruling in the pre colonial period, there’s also good traditional music and drama showcasing the Buganda culture and lots of hand crafts to be bought. The tree is believed to be one of the oldest in the county. It’s known as Mbonelede to mean “I have learnt a lesson” because subject takes could always plead that they had learnt a lesson from their court.
Once the King is coronated, he stays in this house for nine consecutive days and no one is expected to touch a woman until the nine days have passed, the period of nine days is known as “ Enaku Ezobwerinde” to mean “ days of tension” the Kabaka normally uses this days to plan on how to rule the kingdom and select his cabinet.
The Naggalabi coronation site can be accessed from Kampala-Masaka highway Southwest of Kampala about 14 kilometers from he city center. It’s situated on Buddo hill in Busiro county passing through Kyengera center branching off Nakasozi road and rice two kilometers road to the site.
Naggalabi hill is an important cultural site to not only the Buganda kingdom but to the whole country as well and an ideal place for international tourists interested in history of Uganda or Buganda Kingdom.
While visiting the hill there lost of accommodation units of where to sleep in Kampala city center where to sleep will highly depend on tourist’s choice and budget.