Cultural Excursions

Embrace Uganda’s rich cultural heritage by participating in captivating traditional performances or learning how to play local musical instruments. To get in touch with your artistic side, create your own distinctive artwork and handicrafts from indigenous materials and try on colourful attire designed and tailored locally.

Option 1: Central Region Tours
If you are flying into Uganda, your first port of entry will be Entebbe International Airport, situated along the papyrus fringed Lake Victoria. The airport has historical significance as the site of the daring rescue of 100 mostly Israeli passengers of an Air France passenger jet which had been hijacked by pro-Palestinian militants on the 4th of July 1976. From the airport, our first tour will be of the Kigungu fishing village and landing site on the shores of Lake Victoria, the point where the first Christian missionaries entered Uganda in 1879.
While in the central region, we will also visit the historical sites of Uganda’s capital city Kampala, including the independence monument, Fort Lugard, East Africa’s oldest museum, the Baha’i Temple - the only place of worship for the Baha’i faith in Africa, and the Uganda Martyrs shrine in Namugongo.
To get a sense of the indigenous culture in the central region, visits will be organised to the Buganda kingdom Palace at the Lubiri, the ruins of the Buganda Kingdom Royal Tombs at Kasubi - a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Bulange - the seat of the Buganda Lukiiko (parliament) and the Uganda Museum, which is the chief repository of cultural artifacts from all cultures around the country.
Later in the evening, head out for a night on the town and experience what Kampala, East Africa’s liveliest Capital, has to offer in terms of cuisine, music and dance. Traditional performances can be found at Ndere Centre, while nightly live Jazz shows and a range of superb nightclubs which remain open all night long are available throughout the city. Remember to have the obligatory sip of Uganda Waragi – The Spirit of Uganda!

Option 2: Countryside Tours
Outside the central region, you could choose to drive up to Fort Portal, a town located at the foothills of the Rwenzori Mountains in western Uganda and renown for having the country’s youngest traditional monarch. The area also offers opportunities to tour volcanic caves with stalactites and stalagmites, hot springs as well as the royal palace.
You can venture further out to Bunyonyi Lake - near the southwestern town of Kabale - which has 29 islands that offer exquisite lodging facilities. This area boasts a series of quaint crater lakes and is ideal for camping, birding, mountain biking, nature walks, swimming, canoeing and hiking.
Alternatively, you can head east to Sipi Falls, home to a series of spectacular waterfalls, some of the best Arabica coffee in the world, world class mountain biking trails and beautiful sunsets! The falls sit just outside Mount Elgon National Park which is home to an extensive range of bird species as well as great hiking trails.
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