5 Days Uganda’s Culture Tour

5 Days 4 Nights
  • 5 days cultural tour ankole
  • 5 days cultural tour equator uganda
  • 5 days cultural tour kampala city
  • 5 days cultural tour kyazinga’s palace
  • 5 days cultural tour rubaga cathedral
  • 5 days cultural tour sezibwa falls
  • 5 days cultural tour source of the Nile

Description

Uganda is not only endowed with nature and wildlife but has absolutely an undiscovered and fascinating cultural heritage with a wide range of distinctive historical sites. This is supported by four majestic kingdoms and well-established chiefdoms in Uganda, all with their own varied habits and lifestyles. On our 5 days Uganda cultural tour, you will have a chance to experience, observe and learn about the wide fascinating culture of the various communities in Uganda. This include visit to the Kampala capital city which will introduce you to some interesting historical sites and arts, museums, monuments, highlighting the legendary Magnificent Seven Hills of Buganda such as; Makerere, Old Kampala, Nakasero, Kibuli, Rubaga, Namirembe, and Mengo, and each with its own significance. This tour also takes you to the east of Uganda, and along the way visit sezibwa cultural site for more about the beliefs of the Buganda community and later have a glimpse at the Source of the Nile where John Speke discovered the true source of the River Nile the longest river in the whole world stretching towards the north into the red sea and in the same area visit several historical and cultural sites which will enlighten you on various local traditions and lifestyle. We also trail towards the west of Uganda, via the Mpambire craft area to explore how the traditional drum is made, then after proceed to Mbarara where we shall be welcomed by their long-horned cattle, follow the cultural trails of the Banyankole with their traditional lifestyle finalizing with a tour around the local open market for a true cultural fascination. And visit the equator line for more experience. This safari is available throughout the year and it is tailor-made therefore, based on your needs and preference adjustments can be made.

5 Days Uganda’s Culture Tour Highlights;

  • Day 1: Arrival and Transfer to the Hotel
  • Day 2: Explore Kampala and the History of Uganda
  • Day 3: Visit Source of the Nile and Kyabazinga(chief’s) Palace.
  • Day 4: Tour Ankole Trail and the Equator.
  • Day 5: Departure and Visit Religious Sites

This safari package includes;

  • Transportation in a tourist vehicle with pop up roof
  • Services of the English speaking guide
  • Destination or Ranger guide services
  • Accommodation and meals
  • All activities are described in the itinerary.
  • Park entrance fee is according to the program.
  • Drinking water

The package excludes: 

  • Personal Expenses like tobacco, telephone, drinks, laundry, porter fee
  •  Personal insurance
  • Ugandan Visa
  • Beverages

Itinerary

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Day 1: Arrival and Transfer to the Hotel

Upon your arrival, your driver guide will be waiting for you. Have a short briefing, transfer to your accommodation, check in and relax from jet lag.
Meal plan: Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Cassia Lodge or Equivalent

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Day 2: Explore Kampala and the History of Uganda

Our first day after breakfast, we start to explore more about Uganda’s history and its people. Visit Namugongo Martyrs Shrine, take a deep breath and look back to the place where the saints were burnt while alive. A lot is to be told about this holy place. Then transfer to Bahai temple for yet another religious sighting, it being the only temple in the whole continent for the Bahai Faith. Visit the independence monument for a few minutes, have memory photos taken as your guide explains the history behind the symbol of the monument. Have a lunch break and then proceed to the Uganda Museum where you explore the history of Uganda; its political, economical and social structure setup. Also visit the kabaka’s palace, for a more detailed encounter with the Buganda culture this being the strongest present kingdom in Uganda. Here, you will visit the torture chambers of Iddi Amin Dada which is part of the palace. Dinner and over night at hotel.

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Day 3: Visit Source of the Nile and Kyabazinga(chief’s) Palace.

Early pick up from your overnight place (07:00am), then we will drive to Jinja – 80km, have a stopover at the mighty Ssezibwa falls, your guide will explain to you the secrets behind the formation of the falls and more about traditional coronation of Buganda kings (Kabaka). After the one-hour pause of the journey, we shall head for Jinja town and thereafter embark on the boat safari, head for the source of the River Nile. Have a lunch break and visit the local community (the highlight being the Kyabazinga Palace) where we will visit the royal home of the current Kyabazinga (King of Busoga). Then return to Kampala. Dinner and over night at the hotel
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Cassia Lodge or Equivalent

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Day 4: Tour Ankole Trail and Equator.

After breakfast, we drive to the western part of Uganda – Mbarara which hosts the Ankole kingdom with various clans. We shall have a cultural performance from one of the local cultural troupes from the community. If time permits, a visit to a local farm for the long horned Ankole cattle experience. Lunch at the Igongo cultural center, visit the eclipse monument and then we head back to Kampala with a stopover at the Equator for photography.
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Cassia Lodge or Equivalent

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Day 5: Departure and Visit Religious Sites

Depending on your time of departure, if it’s in the evening or late night, we shall be able to visit some of the places in the city that we did not visit on our first day. These include; the Gaddafi mosque, Rubaga Cathedral, Namirembe Cathedral, Kabaka’s Lake with a chance of visiting one of the open markets on the streets of Kampala. Owino or Nakasero market, before we transfer to the air port for departure.
Meal plan: Breakfast and Lunch

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