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8 Day Journey to the Africa’s best Cultural tours in Uganda
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Uganda a country in East of Africa named the Pearl of Africa has the best Nature Destinations in Africa. The various nature trips get even better when a cultural trail is included. Tourists get to visit cultural centres in the country, meet people of different cultures, experience their way of life, learn about their culture and even taste their cuisine.
The Bwindi cultural trail has helped diversify the experience of visiting Bwindi and tourists now have more to see and explore in addition to tracking Mountain Gorillas. Tourists get to sleep in tents, enjoy bonfire barbeque and eat crayfish from the lake.
A visit to Kabale Arts Centre is a great way to learn about the “Bakiga” tribe of Uganda. This small museum has historical and traditional highlights of how the Bakiga resisted the colonialists among many other things regarding the way of life of the Bakiga.
Igongo Cultural Center near Mbarara town is another great stop for a cultural-fulfilling experience when visiting Uganda. There is a well researched museum depicting the history of Ankole and the general way of life of the Banyankole. The cultural center also has state-of-the-art hotel rooms providing great accommodation.
Visiting Nshenyi Village about two hours from Mbarara town gives you the opportunity to mingle with the locals and get a firsthand experience of their traditional way of life as you explore the rural side of this Pearl of Africa.
Uganda has got many other cultural sites which include; the Kabaka’s Palace, Kasubi tombs, Ndere Center, Namugongo Martyr’s Shrine, Uganda Museum among many others. Some of these are among the top tourist things to do and see around Kampala and can be well explored during Uganda Safari tours.
Uganda has got such a vibrant and rich culture that tourists from around the world visit the country every year for the memorable experience. Cultural Tourism in Uganda is at it’s peak throughout the year and tourists can visit any time of the year.
Visiting the Karuzika palace gives you 360-degree panoramic views of the town. The circular structure was built in 1963, but fell into ruin after the abolition of the royal kingdoms by Idi Amin. It was restored in 2001 after Colonel Gadaffi met the king and donated the money for repairs.
The Tooro Palace, also known as Karuzika palace is perched at Karuzika Hill overlooking Fort Portal town along the Fort Portal – Kasese Road. The unique palace building was renovated in 2001 with funding from the fallen president of Libya, Col. Muammar Gadhafi and is one of those scenic buildings in this town where one can have 360” degrees panoramic view of the entire town of Fortportal.
The palace is home to the current king of Tooro, Omukama Oyo Nyimba Kabamba Iguru Rukidi IV who has been the supreme cultural leader of Toro Kingdom since 1995.
The Nyakasura caves, also commonly known as the “Amabere Ga Nyinamwiru” is located 7 kilometers from Fortportal town. These limestone rocks, known as stalagmites and stalactites are a great scenic feature in this region with an astonishing fairy-tale story behind its existence. A visit to these caves exposes you to the roaring Amabere Ga Nyina Mwiru waterfalls and the three dazzling explosion crater lakes which can be viewed right outside the caves.
The Batoro natives of this area have a strong myth attached to these caves with an interesting story told from long ago about them and what caused their formation. The caves were named after King Bukuku’s daughter called Nyinamwiru and hence the name ‘Amabere Ga Nyinamwiru’ would be ‘Breasts of Nyinamwiru’. King Bukuku was one of the ancient Kings of the Batembuzi Dynasty that ruled that time and was believed to be a demi-god by the subjects and would often times disappear and re-appear. Princess Nyinamwiru was a beautiful young lady who had a strong personality. She refused to marry the man her father – the King had chosen for her as was the custom.
This greatly infuriated the King and his subjects who could not understand how anyone could disobey the King in such a manner. The King then ordered that her breasts be cut off because of her disobedience, this was to ensure that she would never get married to whoever she would choose and never be able to breast feed her children. It is therefore locally believed that the scenic rocks on this site are her breasts oozing milk since that day.
Karambi Royal Tombs
An excursion to the Karambi Royal Tombs is worthwhile. Several of the former Kings of Tooro Kingdom are buried here. The caretaker will let you in for a look at the tombs, which house drums, spears and other personal effects of several of the Toro kings. The cemetery outside is the resting place for various other royal family members.
For more information about this tour visit our site at https://v2040rc.wordpress.com/uganda-country-facts/population-language-and-culture-in-uganda/
Included in the price:
Pick up and drop off in Kampala
Ground transport in a private 4WD safari vehicle
A guide who understands your language
Accommodation (single or double room)
Meals ( Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
Bottled mineral water in the car
Entrance and ranger fees for the national parks activities mentioned in the program
International flight Visa
Items of personal nature
Gorilla Permit (600 USD PER PERSON)
Chimps Tracking (150 USD per person).
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Expect a warm welcome to Uganda and a rewarding trip of your lifetime.
At the end of your visit you will be awarded a GIFT CERTIFICATE which offers you a 10% discount on your second visit, or to another person you will recommend to our services.
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