6 DAYS UGANDA CULTURE TOUR

6 DAYS UGANDA CULTURE TOUR

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Bulange and Lubiri Palace

After breakfast and pick up, drive towards Mengo trading centre, a small modernized area within Rubaga division having a hospital, church, market, schools and good hotels. Bulange serves as the traditional seat of Buganda Parliament; also recently closed CBS radio was located. It’s well known for its colonial architecture and enclosed wall as well as its strategic location on Mengo hill. Buganda elders and the King meet here to discuss vital issues concerning the kingdom’s status. The Lubiri once served as Mwanga’s palace. Discover the history of this great kingdom and perhaps Rwanda as well

6 DAYS UGANDA CULTURE TOUR

Day 1: Bulange and Lubiri Palace

After breakfast and pick up, drive towards Mengo trading centre, a small modernized area within Rubaga division having a hospital, church, market, schools and good hotels. Bulange serves as the traditional seat of Buganda Parliament; also recently closed CBS radio was located. It’s well known for its colonial architecture and enclosed wall as well as its strategic location on Mengo hill. Buganda elders and the King meet here to discuss vital issues concerning the kingdom’s status. The Lubiri once served as Mwanga’s palace. Discover the history of this great kingdom and perhaps Rwanda as well

6 DAYS UGANDA CULTURE TOUR

Day 2: Kasubi Tombs

Kasubi hill was once the palace of Kabaka Suuna II and Mutesa and is the tradition in Buganda after a king dies; the place is abandoned, so Kasubi was named a tomb serving as burial grounds for the kingdom rulers. The tombs are designed with poles, reeds and thatch and contain royal artifacts such as weapons, gifts, and musical instruments among others. Continue to Wamala tombs off the same road in Nansana, another once deserted palace. In the evening be treated to cultural music and dancing by the Ndere troupe who will entertain you with various cultural dances from different tribes all over

6 DAYS UGANDA CULTURE TOUR

Day 2: Kasubi Tombs

Kasubi hill was once the palace of Kabaka Suuna II and Mutesa and is the tradition in Buganda after a king dies; the place is abandoned, so Kasubi was named a tomb serving as burial grounds for the kingdom rulers. The tombs are designed with poles, reeds and thatch and contain royal artifacts such as weapons, gifts, and musical instruments among others. Continue to Wamala tombs off the same road in Nansana, another once deserted palace. In the evening be treated to cultural music and dancing by the Ndere troupe who will entertain you with various cultural dances from different tribes all over

6 DAYS UGANDA CULTURE TOUR

Day 3: Uganda Museum

Best and oldest museum in East Africa having a deeply rooted ethnographic collection all contributing to the background of Uganda as a nation. There are exhibits of different traditional Ugandan lifestyles, musical instruments from most parts of the continent among other things. We continue to Ssezibwa Falls east of Kampala, which was once a favorite spot for the Kabaka Mwanga and Mutesa., where they planted trees themselves. These mysterious falls are believed to have been birthed by a woman who instead of giving birth to children came out with “Twin Rivers”. Ssezibwa and Mobeya.

6 DAYS UGANDA CULTURE TOUR

Day 3: Uganda Museum

Best and oldest museum in East Africa having a deeply rooted ethnographic collection all contributing to the background of Uganda as a nation. There are exhibits of different traditional Ugandan lifestyles, musical instruments from most parts of the continent among other things. We continue to Ssezibwa Falls east of Kampala, which was once a favorite spot for the Kabaka Mwanga and Mutesa., where they planted trees themselves. These mysterious falls are believed to have been birthed by a woman who instead of giving birth to children came out with “Twin Rivers”. Ssezibwa and Mobeya.

6 DAYS UGANDA CULTURE TOUR

Day 4: Katereke Prison

Katereke Prison ditch was constructed by Kabaka Kalema in the late 1880’s for those who opposed him. These were mainly his brothers and family members and he went further and massacred them in order to get rid of future succession. Instead this worsened his reign and later led to his fall. After lunch, I continued to Mbarara town. Mbarara was the heart of the defunct Ankole kingdom founded in the early 1500’s by the Bachwezi dynasty. The king was termed as “omugabe” and came from the Bahima clan. The Bahima depended on pastoralism and agriculture as a livelihood though few Bahima today

6 DAYS UGANDA CULTURE TOUR

Day 5: Departure

You will have morning breakfast and then transfer to the airport for a return flight.

6 DAYS UGANDA CULTURE TOUR

Day 5: Departure

You will have morning breakfast and then transfer to the airport (Entebbe International Airport) for your flight.

6 DAYS UGANDA CULTURE TOUR