The Ssezibwa Falls are located in Mukono district, believed to have been born by humans many hundred years ago. The falls are one of the most spiritual and cultural centers where many natives flock for blessings, wealth, and fortunes.
A traditional healer performs ceremonies for those seeking love, children, a successful business deal or a good harvest.
The Falls are on the Ssezibwa River flowing from the wetlands between L. Victoria and L. Kyoga. Ssezibwa Falls are about seven meters high and with the sweet hissing sound created by the falling water forms beautiful scenery.
This is complemented by the natural vegetation cover and the undulating and steep rocks over which the waters fall. The site has several bird species which present a wonderful opportunity for bird watching.
The falls have cultural and traditional bearing in the region and to the Baganda in particular due the myths behind the formation of the Ssezibwa River.
It is believed that this river, together with another called Bwanda was born of a Woman on her way to place called Kavuma Bukunja. It is because of this that it is a reserved Buganda Heritage Site.
Experience the wonders of nature, Camping, Nature-guided walks, Bird watching, Boat drive/canoeing, Community walks, Hiking, Mountain biking, Primate Walks and Rock climbing.
Lake Victoria is the largest lake in Africa and the second largest fresh-water lake in the world. The lake is a lasting source of pleasure. Water sports available on the lake include: Sport Fishing, Rafting, Canoeing, Cruising, and Sailing. This can be accessed from katosi landing site.
Ssekabaka Kintu’s Palace at Dindo
23 kilometers outside Kampala on the Mukono highway lies a hill of central importance to Buganda. Namengo hill in Kyampisi Sub-County, Mukono, is home to Dindo Palace, the seat of Kato Kintu, the first Kabaka of Buganda.
Despite this significance Dindo Palace and Namengo hill have been neglected and the place is in ruins. Kato Kintu is not the same as Kintu, Buganda’s legendary first man on earth.
He was the man who took over from Bemba, transforming the clans in the area from a loose linguistic group known as Muwaawa into the kingdom of Buganda.
Oral history says Ssekabaka Kintu set up his first palace in Dindo and lit a ritual fire there, which has remained alight for ages.
Muhammad Kabuye, the caretaker at Namengo, says the palace houses important artifacts like a hewn rock chair and bed believed to have been used by Ssebakaka Kintu. Outside the main hut housing Kintu’s ritual fire, is a depression in the rock, the size and shape of a man’s foot.
Legend has it that this is the exact imprint of Kintu’s foot. On the top of Namengo hill are four grass-thatched huts constructed to symbolize the birth of the Buganda kingdom.
Placed next to them is a rock gong and a stone hewn omweso game board. Kabuye says all Buganda kings must visit the site annually for blessings and guidance.
Nabitimba Cultural Site where the cultural drums are kept.
Koome Island is located in Mukono District, in northwestern Lake Victoria, in Buganda. The island is separated to Ssese Islands by the Koome Channel. Koome is the largest island in the northeastern group.
Other islands in the same group include: Damba Island, Lwaje Island, Ngamba-Chimpanzee Island, Bulago Island, Kayaga Island and others.
This location lies approximately 63 kilometres (39 mi), by water, northeast of Kalangala. Koome also lies approximately 35 kilometres (22 mi), by water, southeast of Entebbe, the nearest large town.