Royal Sites to Visit in Africa

Sites and places to visit in Africa that have a royal afffiliation to the royal dynasties or royal houses that ruled/still rule these areas today.

Cameroon

Uganda

  • Tooro Karuziika palace grounds, Fort Portal city – Residence of King of Tooro Kingdom
  • Karambi royal tombs – Tooro Kingdom
  • Mengo Lubiri palace, Kampala – Residence of Kabaka king of Buganda kingdom
  • Lukiiko parliamnet buildings for Buganda kingdom
  • Naggalabi Buddo coronation site – Buganda Kingdom
  • Kasubi royal tombs, Buganda Kingdom
  • Nkokonjeru royal tombs – Ankole Kingdom
  • Mparo royal tombs – Bunyoro Kitara Kingdom

Ethiopia

South Africa

  • Mgundundlovu royal capital, , Zulu Kingdom, South Africa
  • Isandlwana battle site, Zulu kingdom, South Africa – site of the Anglo Zulu war in 1879 where the Zulu defeated the British
  • King Cetshwayo’s Grave, Zulu Kingdom- located at Eshowe, South Africa overseen by the Shezi clan
  • Ondini Museum , Zulu Kingdom at Ulundi
  • King Shaka Zulu grave/memorial, Zulu kingdom at KwaDukuza
  • Mgungundlovu – King Dingane Zulu royal residence
  • Nqadu great place, Rharhabe Kingdom, South Africa
  • Bumbane great place, abaThembu Kingdom, South Africa

Kenya

  • Nabongo Cultural centre, Wanga Kingdom, Mumias Kenya

Ghana

  • Old Manhyia palace at Kumasi, Ashanti
  • Waa Naa palace – royal residence of King of Wala people, Ghana

Egypt

Burundi

Rwanda

  • King’s palace Nyanza
  • Mwima royal mausoleum
  • Rwesero art museum

Tanzania

  • Sultan Palace, Zanzibar, Tanzania
  • Julius Nyerere Museum, Butiama and Wazanaki tribe museum
  • Various royal state houses or ikulu built by royal tribal chiefs

Eswatini

  • King Sobhuza II memorial park
  • Swaziland National Museum
  • Umhlanga reed dance ceremony at Ludzidzini

Lesotho

  • Thaba Bosiu cultural village and mountain
  • King Moshoeshoe II & I royal gravesites
  • Royal archives museum, Lesotho

Madagascar

Zambia

  • Chief Mukuni village – Big five royal establishment
  • Victoria falls
  • Kuomboka ceremony, Barotseland kingdom

Nigeria

  • Osun Osogbo Sacred Grove, Nigeria
  • Elegushi royal palace – residence of the king of Ikate, Lagos state. On appointment
  • Oba of Benin royal palace at Benin city, Edo state
  • Queen Aminas wall, Zaria/Zazzau
  • Oke-Idanre Hill – UNESCO World Heritage Site that has Omi Aopara; the thunder water, Agbooogun foot print, burial grounds, shrines and the Owa’s palace
  • Ancient Kano city walls
  • Nike art Gallery, Lekki Lagos
  • Oyinoyi of Ebiraland Azad Palace at Okene – Reisdence of King of Ebira

Libya

  • Royal Palace of Tripoli – former royal residence of King Idris of Libya now a public library

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