Uganda Cultural Tour

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7 Days Uganda Cultural Tour

The Uganda Cultural Tour takes you to the place where 3 countries meet- Uganda, Rwanda, and Tanzania. We introduce Nshenyi Village located in Ntungamo district, at the border with Isingiro district about 2 km from Kitwe town. The farm compromises about 170 hectares. One hour road drive from Mbarara town through large green tracts of banana plantations, commercial crops, Ankole cattle farms, and terrain. It is characterized by rolling hills that will take you to the infamous Nshenyi Village. The prominent village is where the eminent long-horned Ankole are reared by thousands and you get to mingle with the people and their cattle or even squeeze a cup of fresh mild from one of the cows.

From the Nshenyi farm, the Uganda cultural tour continues through awesome views of the magnificent sunsets and backdrops of the Virunga mountains. The well-known Kagera River meanders at an estimated distance of only 5 miles, forming the natural border between Uganda-Tanzania and Rwanda-Tanzania. This remote source of the Nile originates in the highlands of Burundi and flows its way up north, before ending in Lake Victoria.

Nshenyi village lies right in the Center of Uganda’s rich Cattle Corridor and is often nicknamed “the beacon of light”; the pacing setting example of what others emulate. Although not necessarily an original cliché of the area often said, is that when Nshenyi village sneezes the rest of the animal corridor catches a cold.

Later you will head to Entanda Cultural Village located in Kijjudde (which means a community blessed with abundance).  This is a community-based program and tourist destination that offers an authentic cultural experience of Buganda in the central region of Uganda. The program involves participating in Music, Dance, Drama, Culture learning, Dining and Wine, Games, and sports.

Entanda means a package that you offer to people that you love and care about. The package could be useful advice or physical valuables which you offer to help someone in the future. It could be a daughter, son, cousin, friend, or anyone you truly love that you give Entanda.

Through active participation, visitors are able to learn a lot of things and they return home with bountiful knowledge and lessons for use in the future. Visitors explore, learn and enjoy. Moreover, the village where Entanda is located is called Kijjudde

Safari highlights of the 7 days Uganda Cultural Tour

  • Community-based activities at Nshenyi Village
  • Community-based activities at Entanda Village
  • Igongo Cultural Museum
  • Ndere cultural center – Dance Troupe

Safari overview of the 7 days Uganda Cultural Tour

 Day       Activity        Accommodation  Meal Plan
1 Arrival in Entebbe Speke Resort Munyonyo Bed only
2 Kampala – Nshenyi Cultural Village Hima Homestead / Farm Guest House B, L, D
3 Milking Cows, Milk Processing, Visit Border of Rwanda, and Traditional Dance Group. Hima Homestead / Farm Guest House B, L, D
4  Batwa Community and Pottery Works, Local Markets and Nature walks at Farm Hima Homestead / Farm Guest House B, L, D
5 Nshenyi Village – Igongo Cultural Museum- Kampala Speke Resort Munyonyo B, L, D
6 Kampala – Entanda  in Kijjude Village Community activities Speke Resort Munyonyo B, L, D
7 Day 7:  Ndere Cultural Center – Local Lunch – Departure Fly out B, L,

 

Tour Itinerary of the 7 days Uganda Cultural Tour

DAY 1: Arrival in Entebbe 

Upon arrival at Entebbe airport, you will be picked up by a company representative and transferred to Speke Resort Munyonyo (D)

DAY 2: Kampala to Nshenyi  Cultural Village

08:00 hotel pick up and transfer to Nshenyi Village with a stopover at the equator and lunch en route. Nshenyi is a pastoralist and agricultural area with terrain characterized by rolling hills, savanna grasslands, and acacia trees.  You will experience the traditional lifestyle of the Banyankole people.  Accommodation in the Traditional Hima homestead or at Nshenyi Village Farm Guest House.

DAY 3:  Milking Cows, Milk Processing, Visit Border of Rwanda, and Traditional Dance Group. 

After your breakfast,  you will set off with a guide to participate in the milking of the long-horned  Ankole cows. Later return to the homestead and learn about the milk processing to traditional ghee, a local butter delicacy served with food. Thereafter you will have lunch and proceed to visit the Border with Rwanda through Mirima Hills. Later in the evening, a local traditional dance and music group will perform, you may join them as well. Accommodation in the Traditional Hima homestead or at Nshenyi Village Farm Guest House.

DAY 4: Batwa Community and Pottery Works, Local Markets and Nature walks at Farm

After breakfast, you will visit the Batwa Community and learn more about their way of life and their pottery works. Later visit some markets, other homesteads, and a school and interact with the local community. Head back to the homestead for a late lunch and relaxation. In the evening, you will take a nature walk through the Farm or take an uphill hike to visit farmers that harvest honey from the caves and rocks of the surrounding hills.  Accommodation in the Traditional Hima homestead or at Nshenyi Village Farm Guest House.

 DAY 5: Nshenyi Village – Igongo Cultural Museum- Kampala 

After a relaxed breakfast, head to the Igongo Cultural Museum for a glimpse into the culture and history of the Ankole people.  Check out the Nkwanzi crafts shop, the eclipse monument, the cultural village (Itaramiro), and the Mpororo Courts.  Have lunch then back to Kampala arriving in the evening. Accommodation and Meals at Speke Resort Munyonyo.

DAY 6:  Entanda  in Kijjude Village.

After breakfast, head to Entanda Cultural Center, a community-based program that offers an authentic cultural experience of Buganda in the central region of Uganda. You will get to participate in activities like practical classes of cooking food in the traditional way, demonstration of traditional wear,  traditional hunting, the ancient courtship musical instrument, tasting of fresh honey, traditional wine processing, bicycle rides in the plantations, bark clothing making, a walk in the forest, games such as netball, football, board games, and skipping of ropes, educative and informative talks.  You will then enjoy the traditional dishes as well as a self-service buffet of fresh fruits. Later in the evening, you will head back to Kampala for an overnight stay at Speke Resort Munyonyo.

Day 7: Departure

Breakfast and then depending on your flight back home, you will have lunch at a local restaurant then proceed to the Ndere troupe center – a place where you will enjoy cultural performances that will give you a glimpse of the way of living of the different tribes in Uganda. You will be transferred back to the airport in time for your departure flight back home.

General Tour Package Price Per person sharing in 1 double/ twin room 

  Accommodation                                            2 people                  4 people                         6 people       
Mixed Option – Traditional and Luxury 1995 1545 1400

Included in the 7 days Uganda Cultural Tour

Ground transportation in a safari customized 4WD Toyota Landcruiser with gasoline/fuel, Mineral water in the vehicle, services of an English-speaking Driver/guide, All Community Based Activities  , Accommodation,  Meals as shown (B-breakfast, L-lunch, D-dinner), 

Excluded in the 7 days Uganda Cultural Tour

International Airfares; Excess baggage charges; Ugandan Entry Visa Fees USD 50 per person; fees for International travel Vaccinations and Inoculations; Items of personal nature such as Room service, Alcoholic drinks and Beverages, Communications charges (telephone, fax, internet), Laundry, etc.; Postage fees, Porterage fees, Tips and Gratuities for your Driver/guide and Hotels staff, Shopping charges for Curios and Crafts, International Airport Departure Taxes, Optional activities unless specified as included, Any other services not expressly shown in the itinerary or indicated as included.  

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    Uganda Cultural Experience

    Uganda Culture has a very strong heritage. Many regions in Uganda have kingdoms including Buganda, Busoga, Bunyoro and Toro. Ugandans are remarkably hospitable and hail from a diversity of rich cultures and life styles Each tribe has it’s own traditional dance ; The banyankole (Ankole) perform their Kitagururo dance, the Banyoro have their Runyege , Acholi have the Bwora and Otole dances . The Alur people from the West Nile have the traditional Agwal dance ,Bagisu have the Imbalu dance during circumcision ceremonies.

    Uganda cultures and traditions are also expressed through a wide range of arts and Crafts made from wood ,Papyrus reeds and local materials . These include black smithimplements ,beaded Jewellery, wood carvings and batiks.They can be found all over the city in village bazaars, gift shops,hotels , Urban galleries and the National Theatre Craft Market. While on your Uganda travel or safari, consider taking on a cultural tour to the known destinations.

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