The 22 Days Uganda Cultural Safari is sampled to give you an idea of what interesting places for a cultural trip can be gone too! The most interesting place for the best places, day to day program are listed on here and they include: Buganda (Kampala City Tour), Busoga, Bunyoro, Bugisu and whilst the Karamojong can be visited too especially the IK goup of people Near Kidepo. You can also combine this trip with visiting the National parks of your choice near these cultural sites. Take your memory with what you have seen back home and tell your story.
Day1: Arrival and transfer
when you arrive at Entebbe Airport, you will be picked by our safari guide/ driver. He will highly welcome you and then drive to your Hotel for your over night.
Day 2: Kampala Cultural Sites Tour
After your breakfast; you will visit Kampala cultural sites that will include; Kasubi tombs the burial ground for Buganda kings, The king’s Palace, King’s lake, Nakasero Green Market, Mulago Hospital, Uganda Museum, Cultural Market, Bahai temple, Namugongo shrines and many others if you have time this day you will go to Ndere music festivals for an exciting entertainment in Kampala. Enjoy the dancers shake their bodies to the beautiful beats of the traditional instruments. After that kind of entertainment, you will transfer over night.
Day 3: Ndere troupe Cultural training day
This day will include having your breakfast and a training program at Ndere centre for a one day workshop. The training will be depended on your cultural interest as you will be trained while actively involving you self in learning how to cook traditional local foods, dancing, dressing and courtship in the traditional local Ugandan style. Dinner and overnight.
Day 4: A Visit to The Ndere Cultural Centre
Spend another day at the Ndere cultural centre and be part of various competition that will take place here compete with the rest of the participants here and be able to win the awarded of a certificate and other prices. An added evening entertainment will be a added exciting moments presented by the Ndere troupe, you will have dinner and transfer later for over night.
Day 5: Jinja Source visit via Sezibwa Falls
Depart to Jinja; Via Ssezibwa falls after your breakfast, to see the spiritual healing waters, Mabira forest for a forest walk, then to Bujagali falls. Proceed to for lunch at hotel triangle afternoon visit the source of the Nile and Jinja market.
Day 6: Jinja – Mbale (Sippi Falls)
After breakfast depart to sipi falls in Mount Elgon, via Mbale town, and Lunch at Lodge /hotel before proceeding to Sippi Falls Safari Lodge check in and afternoon guided for a walk to all the three water falls of Sipi, you return later in the evening for dinner and overnight.
Day 7: Sippi Falls – Karamojong – Moroto
Depart to Kidepo National park with an overnight along the way in Moroto Town while enjoying the land scape of karamoja arriving in time to the hotel for lunch, relax and dinner and overnight.
Day 8: Moroto Town – Kidepo Valley National Park
After breakfast leave moroto to kidepo Valley arrive in time for the afternoon or evening activities depending on the conditions of the roads. This afternoon you can either take a game drive around the lodge area or refreshing dip in stunning swimming pool. Carved out of a granite kopje the pool affords fantastic views down the Narus valley and over a waterhole frequented by many animals including Bullbull- our friendly elephant and unofficial head gardener, Overnight.
Day 9: Kidepo Valley National Park
After an early breakfast, go for morning game drive to Kanangorok hot spring. A variety of animals can be seen roaming around including Ostrich. Return to the lodge for lunch. In the afternoon have a cultural experience that will bring into contact with Karamojong peoples at Karenga and Kapedo. Meet the local elders and have an opportunity to interact with them. They will show you the kraals, the grinding stones and many more interesting items. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.
Day 10: Kidepo valley National park–Murchison Np En-route overnight
Depart to Murchison falls National park with an overnight en-route in Gulu Town while enjoying the land scape of Northern contours arriving in time to the hotel for lunch, relax and dinner and overnight.
Day 11: Gulu Town – Murchison Falls National Park
After good breakfast at your hotel continue with the journey to the Murchison falls. Along the way, you will encounter variety of birds, monkeys, and baboons. Upon arrival at the park, you will enjoy the game drive in Murchison falls while heading to your lodge and will stay there for over night.
Day 12: Story related activities in Murchison Falls National Park
You will be served with breakfast at 6.30am, then proceed to enjoy a game drive for the rest of the morning before retiring to your camp for lunch. In the afternoon, at 1.45pm transfer for a three hours launch trip that allows you more bird watching of species like the shoebill and animals like crocodiles, hippos and elephants return for dinner and overnight.
Day 13: Hoima Bunyoro Kings Palace Visit
After your breakfast, depart to Hoima to visit the Kings Palace of Bunyonyo Kitara Kingdom. You will arrive at Kolping Hotel for warm lunch. An arrangement will be made to have Entogoro cultural dancers during your lunch (This will depend on the size of the group in the tour) Later proceed to Fort Portal town. Dinner and overnight.
Day 14: Karambi Tombs and a visit Toro Palace
Activities that will include visiting the Toro Kings Palace, a palace to the one of the Uganda’s youngest king ever. Then Visit to the Karambi Kings burial grounds. Lunch at the Garden restaurant an arrangent will be made for the Batoro cultural entertainment. And crown your day with dinner and overnight.
Day 15: Chimpanzee tracking in Kibale
Drive to Kibale Forest National Park- commonly known and accepted for its excellent diversity of and massive primates in East Africa . You will go for guided walk to search for the wild chimpanzees, black white colobus monkeys, red-tailed monkeys, butterflies of different species and many others. In the afternoon you will go to Bigodi Swamp walk, then retire for dinner and overnight
Day 16: Queen Elizabeth National Park Tour
Morning activity: Early at 6:00am, your guide will take you for a game drive on the plains of Queen Elizabeth NP, with thousands of Ugandan Kobs, lions, elephants Hippos, Buffaloes, Leopard, Spotted Hyena and many more. Also on the program is a two hours launch trip at 2:00PM after you lunch on the Kazinga channel where you will see all the animals from the waterside. In the evening we will go on a late evening game drive to the mating grounds of the Uganda Kobs. The day ends back at Mweya peninsula, enjoying a great view of the park.
Day 17: Area of Bunyaruguru and Katwe Salt Works
After breakfast, you will drive to Bunyaruguru to join the local women and men in the preparation of a rural wedding ceremony. You will involve your self in these activities that will include; fetching fire wood, peeling bananas, constructing sheds, fetching water from the well, and cooking. You are free to choose from the many activities that shall be told to you. You will enjoy lunch here and in the afternoon head to Katwe salt works to see the local technology of extracting salt while learning how these men and women extract the salt locally. End the day with dinner and overnight.
Day 18: Rutoto School Tour
This day you will go for a socialization activity after having your breakfast drive to Rutoto Primary School to have interaction with the students and their teachers. The school was built as the result of the proceedings from Queen Elizabeth National Park. On this day you will share your experiences, visit some homes and gardens nearby the school. Later after lunch drive to Mbarara town for dinner and overnight.
Day 19: Mbarara Town – Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
This day will include; breakfast and transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable forest, the home to the gorillas. The drive is scenic and you will enjoy the hills of this area, arrive to your hotel for Lunch, then relax, dinner and overnight.
Day 20: Mountain Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi National Park
Activity in the park: This day is gorilla tracking, Buhoma is only 5 minutes’ walk from the offices of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National park, where at 7.45am you will receive a pre-briefing and at 8.30am you will start the gorilla trek. The guides will then take you through the bush pushing your way through the undergrowth, parting thick creepers, to track the gorillas. (This trek can take from half an hour to 5 hours – a reasonable degree of fitness is required as well as a sturdy pair of walking shoes) Sit in the forest among the gorillas, listening to them grumble to each other, and marvel at the sheer size of the dominant male; the silverback. It is an extraordinary feeling sitting in the dense rainforest knowing you are with a few of the last remaining mountain gorillas. It’s amazing to think there are only about 650 of these beautiful creatures left, Lunch shall be served at your accommodation; If you have the energy this afternoon, take a guided walk that will take you through briefing from the guide before heading to the village / cultural walk that is managed by the local community and the proceeds received here are ploughed into the community to improve on their welfare (your are encouraged to donate to help the communities).
The walk introduces you to a number of interesting sites such as a typical rural homestead, a visit to the local traditional healer, banana beer brewing demonstration site and to the Orphanage school, continue the walk to the Pygmies known here as the Batwa who where integrated to the community after they were encouraged to come out of the forest where they pouched animals, the payment you make for this trip contributes to the welfare of this people in terms of a percentage paid by the wildlife Authority, enjoy their traditional performances and get involved. Visit some engraving handicraft shops would be worthy visiting. Return later to your accommodation for dinner and overnight.
Day 21: Lake Mburo National Park Tour
Early morning wake call, go and enjoy your served breakfast before you transfer to Banyankole cultural dancers are. Depending on the group size you will be entertained. The day will be full of fun, after lunch drive to Lake Mburo National Park for a game drive searching for animals, later dinner and overnight.
Day 22: Airport Transfer for your flight.
You will wake up in the morning and be transferred to Entebbe international airport in order to catch your departure flight back home. End of the 22 Days Uganda Cultural Safari in Uganda.