Ok, so this place is near to the central part of Kampala, but even if you miss to see this place that is totally ok, don't worry. This palace still being occupied by king occasionally visitors are allowed to see it from inside. So what left is it's outside view and Idi Amin's torture chamber. First the palace is not big (ok let it be) and Idi Amin's torture chamber is just a empty, dark room. Guides do tell you the way how captured people were tortured but even emotional person like me couldn't being able to go in flashback. Our guide told us that writing on the wall was not actually written by captured people but by the locals later on. So they appeared to be plain dark rooms. Those rooms may have seen the worst but you couldn't reconstruct it in your brain. I was disappointed. Bottom line is, avoid it coz it's not worth the $10 (That's the entry fees for foreigners)
Definitely recommend visiting the Palace for an hour in the afternoon! The tour takes around 30 minutes and you learn all about the history of Buganda, the awful crimes committed by the different dictators and the politics of Uganda today. The guide answered all my questions and there were many! He was super friendly and allowed me to take pictures of everything. It was so interesting seeing the grounds of the palace and harrowing visiting Idi Amin's torture chamber. You cannot go into the palace but there is no need to as you learn everything you want to know from outside. I recommend getting a boda from the city centre to the Palace as you go up the mile long road linking the Palace to the Parliment as well as seeing Old Kampala!
We had an interesting hour at the Palace. The guide were well educated on the history of Uganda. Its a bit boring that you cant enter the Palace because its not much to look at outside. Great view though of the hills in Kampala. The torture Chambers were interesting and so sad to ser some of the writings on the wall. I do hope that the writing " never again" is right but considering attrocities around the world i guess such things sadly still happends in many countrys.