10 days Uganda cultural tour


10 days Uganda cultural tour, Uganda is one of those fascinating countries to visit in Africa and the rest of the world because of its diversity of cultures. Each year, a large number of tourists are drawn to Uganda by the variety of cuisines, dress codes, musical and dance traditions, forms of art, and distinct cultures. In terms of friendliness and hospitality as a nation, Uganda is ranked second in the world. The tourists get to engage with the local cultures while also learning about their fascinating folktales and cultural ideals. In Uganda, cultural excursions are frequently combined with wildlife excursions, more specifically gorilla trekking.

10 days Uganda cultural tour, The majority of its vegetation is made up of thickets of different kinds of tiny trees, like acacias and evergreens. There are additional sections of savanna grassland and rainforest. Chimpanzees, leopards, lions, elephants, hippopotamuses, water buffaloes, and a variety of antelope species, such as duiker, reedbuck, and topi, are among the park’s biodiversity. The park is home to a very diverse range of bird species, many of which are kingfishers. Kibale National park is among the ten national parks in Uganda. It is situated at the southern edges of the huge rift valley in the western region of the nation. Tropical rain forests, flatland, savanna grassland, and woodlands (particularly in places adjacent to the rift valley) predominate throughout the park. With certain tree species said to be more than 200 years old, Kibale forest is one of the oldest in all of Africa. Some of the tallest tree species in Africa may be found in the forest, some of which tower at 55 meters. Exceptional biodiversity abounds in Kibale National Park. Kibale is home to approximately 70 different species of mammals and 375 different bird species, although primates are the most notable. Chimpanzees and 12 species of monkeys are present.

Tour highlights

  • pick up and drive to Bwindi
  • Travel to Batwa tribe
  • Transfer to Kampala and stop at Igongo cultural center
  • visit Kabaka’s palace and Kasubi royal tombs
  • Travel to Karamoja region
  • Hike Mount Morogole and visit Ik tribe
  • visit Dodoth community to Kotido to visit Jie community
  • visit traditional cattle market and drive to Moroto
  • Travel Karamojong village
  • Departure to Kampala

    Price Includes:

    • Transportation and fuel during the safari
    • Guide fees
    • Activities in the itinerary
    • Accommodation and meals during the tours

    Price Excludes:

    • Flights
    • Visas and Air tickets
    • Personal expenses like drinks, laundry, telephone calls and other items of a personal nature
    • Optional excursions and activities not listed in the itinerary
    • Covid-19 related tests
    • Tips and gratuities

Itinary in details

Our driver guide will pick you up from your hotel in Entebbe or Kampala and will welcome you before giving you a brief overview of the safari. The drive to Bwindi takes about eight hours. You will stop along the way at the Equator to take pictures and buy trinkets before continuing on to Mbarara town for lunch. You will continue your journey after lunch, enjoying breathtaking views of the countryside, lovely landscapes, the Kigezi Hills, terraced farmlands, and plantations, among other things. Once you reach Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, you will check into the lodge where you will have dinner and spend the night.

After breakfast at the lodge, you will leave for a Batwa cultural experience. You will visit a Bakiga house to learn about how the Bakiga people constructed houses in ancient times, then you will visit the nearby granary, get a glimpse of Batwa life, and learn about hunting techniques and how the kings and locals lived. You will also be able to watch the Bakiga people make coffee the traditional way, from the coffee beans to the finished product. You will also learn how to cook kalo, a local dish, and how to start a fire. Creating the local brew yourself and taking in some traditional dances with the Batwa as they chant songs and beat drums will be additional experiences. Following the cultural experience, you’ll head back to your lodge for dinner and the night.

On this day, after breakfast, your guide will pick you up from the lodge. You will set out on your trip to Kampala. You will stop at the Igongo Cultural Center, where you will be given a tour of the center and educated about the Ankole way of life. The Eriijukiro museum tour will be enjoyable for you. Following lunch, you’ll continue your trip to Kampala, where you’ll check into your hotel.

Your cultural tour of Buganda will begin after breakfast at the hotel. You’ll go to Mengo to see the Kabaka’s palace. Each of the palace’s four gates has a distinct purpose. You will also go to the Kasubi tombs, which are where the kings of the Buganda kingdom are interred. Following your tour of the tombs, you can take part in a cooking class to learn how to make the traditional Luwombo dish from Buganda, which is cooked on banana leaves. The women from the area will show you how to make the dish. Your tour guide will drive you back to the hotel for dinner and an overnight stay following the tour.

You’ll start the drive to Kidepo in northern-eastern Uganda after breakfast at your hotel. You’ll stop in Gulu town for lunch along the roughly nine to ten-hour drive. You will be driven to the lodge to check in following lunch.

After breakfast, your guide will drive you to the starting point of the hike up Mount Morogole, where you will interact with the Ik tribe. The Ik are Uganda’s smallest tribe. During your hike, you will be treated to breathtaking views. You will also learn about the hunter-gatherer way of life of the Ik. Following your visit, you’ll hike back down to your lodge for dinner and an overnight stay.

After breakfast, your guide will take you on a cultural tour, including a visit to the Dodoth community. The Dodoth are also Karamojong who settled in the Kaabong area. After your encounter with the Dodoth, you will be driven for three to four hours to Kotido. In addition to visiting the Jie community, you will eat lunch in Kotido. After visiting the Jie, you’ll drive to the lodge to check in.

Your guide will take you to the traditional cattle market after breakfast at the lodge. The market is only open on Wednesday of each week and is where various people go to sell and buy cattle. You’ll also drive to Moroto and eat lunch along the way. On this day, you will have the opportunity to spend a night in a kraal.

After breakfast, you’ll also go to a Karamojong village and learn about their culture. You will participate in traditional games, learn how to prepare basic foods, see local art and crafts, get a glimpse into the Karamojong way of life, and enjoy traditional dance performances. The entire day will be spent on this cultural tour, after which your guide will drive you to your lodge for dinner and the night.

You’ll start your drive back to Kampala after breakfast, stopping for lunch en route. The tour will come to an end when your guide drops you off at your hotel in Entebbe or Kampala.

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