7 Days Super Historical & Cultural Uganda Safari
7 Days Super Historical & Cultural Uganda Safari will immerse you into a variety of activities ranging from Historical, unique and rich culture, social lifestyles of people as well as wildlife in abundancy. This Ugandan safari will take you through the culture of almost ahalf of the Ugandan tribes. The tour will start with the exploration of the Buganda cultural sites including Kasubi tombs, Kabaka’s palace and the only manmade lake in Africa plus the
Uganda national museum to explore the cultural significance in Kampala. From there, you will proceed to visit the Namugongo martyrs’ shrine where 22 Christians were killed for believing in Christianity by Kabaka Mwanga. You will see sculptures that depict how the situation was in those days. From there you will embark on a journey to explore Uganda’s cultural significance in western Uganda where our tour will end from and transfer back to Entebbe for your flight back home.
Day 1: Do a Cultural and historical tour in Kampala City
Depending on your time of arrival, you will be picked by our guide and taken to your hotel, refresh and have some rest. After your breakfast, you will embark on exploring the cultural and historical centers in Kampala city starting with Kasubi tombs which belongs to the Buganda kingdom, one of the last surviving Kingdoms in Africa. Kasubi tombs famous because they are one of the UNESCO world heritage sites in Uganda and a burial ground for the fallen Kings of Buganda. From there, you will proceed to the Kings Palace at Lubiri which is the main seat of the Kingdom of Buganda. You will explore the ancient fire that has never stopped burning unless the King is dead plus the
famous Amin’s torture chamber where Former president Amin used to torture his prisoners from, the chamber still has blood marks of the prisoners. You can take a walk along the fascinating Royal mile and connect to Bulange Parliament, the traditional center for Lukiiko that demonstrates that Buganda already had an established Parliament even before the coming of Europeans. You will end the tour of Buganda kingdom cultural sites with the visit to King’s lake, a manmade lake that was dug by Kabaka Mwanga in the pre-colonial era with its stunning bird life. We shall also visit based centers like; Namirembe and Rubaga cathedrals, Old Kampala mosque which will give us a panoramic view of the city. You will conclude the day with the visit to the Uganda Museum which features historical, cultural, geological and a range of other artifacts of Uganda.
Upmarket / Luxury: Kampala Serena hotel
Midrange / Standard: Golf course Hotel
Budget / Basic: Buziga Country Resort
Day 2: visit to Namugongo religious sites, Bahai temple and Cultural training at Ndere Centre
After breakfast, you will visit Namugongo Martyrs shrine where 22 Christian convicts were killed during the reign of Kabaka Mwanga in 1886. After, you will depart for Bahai temple the only one of its kind in Africa. You will then be transferred to Ndere cultural center for lunch. You will be trained in different cultural activities for various Ugandan
tribes, which activities include cooking traditional foods, traditional dancing, dressing in traditional attire and courtship the Ugandan style. If time allows, you will also visit Owino market and Craft village for souvenirs
Upmarket / Luxury: Serena hotel Kampala
Midrange / Standard: Golf course hotel
Budget / Basic: Buziga country resort
Day 3: Transfer to Jinja, through Mabira forest, Ssezibwa falls and the Source of the Nile River.
After breakfast with your driver/guide we shall transfer to Jinja having a stopover at Mabira forest for site seeing This forest is rich with a good number of primates, birds and butterfly species which are recorded. As you proceed to Jinja, you will view tea,coffee and sugar plantation, Ssezibwa falls en route through the Ripon falls, you will
access the source of the Nile. A place where John Speke stood and spotted the source of the Nile River. Have lunch at Nile Resort hotel. In the afternoon, you will go for quad biking, but there are also many more activities that you can do in this area like; jumping, go to Itanda or Kalagala Falls, kayaking, Horseback riding, Acrobatic,
Dances etc. (If anyone is interested in any of these activities, they can be arranged prior to any request. The town is located on the shores of Lake Victoria, near to the source of the Nile River. Jinja town is the largest metropolitan area in Jinja District, and is considered the capital of the Kingdom of Busoga. On this trip we can also enjoy the
evening sun set boat cruise along the Nile. We go back to Kampala in the evening for dinner and overnight.
Day 4: Transfer Mbarara to visit the Eclipse monument &camp; Igongo Cultural Museum
After early morning breakfast, embark on the transfer to Lake Mburo National Park through the equator, 281km which is about 5 hours’ drive. You will make a stopover at the eclipse monument overlooking the Igongo Cultural Center to explore the cultural attachment that is embedded in the total eclipse that took place in the 1520AD. Your
retreat from the activity and continue to Igongo Cultural Museum which features collections of all tribes of south western Uganda dating back to their traditional era, you will catch a traditional lunch from this place while immersing yourselves in their culture. You will retire at your accommodation after a long day.
Luxury / Midrange : Igongo country hotel
Day 5: Transfer to Kasese and Visit the Kasoga fishing village
After breakfast, embark on the transfer to Kasese through impressive savannah landscapes of Queen Elizabeth National Park dotted with a myriad of wildlife. On reaching Kasoga fishing village, you will take a community walk were you will be immersed into the lifestyle of communities at the landing site and have lunch that is locally prepared. You will see how fishing nets are traditionally made, traditional ways of fish preservation, and their general way of leaving. You will also get a chance of buying some of the locally made art crafts as a way of supporting the community. You then retire to your lodge for relaxation and overnight stay.
Upmarket / Luxury: Katara Lodge
Midrange / Standard: Buffalo safari lodge/ Bush lodge
Budget / Basic: Kazinga channel view resort
Day 6: Transfer to Fort Portal. Tour the Amabere ga Nyinamwiru Caves and the Fort Portal Crater Lake Area
After early morning breakfast, check out of our rooms and embark on the morning game drive through the plains of Queen Elizabeth and after you will head straight to Fort Portal about 2 hours’ drive. You arrive in time for lunch and after you connect to the Amabere g’ Nyinamwiru caves. The Amabere g’ Nyinamwiru are breast like features
that are believed to be belonging to Nyinamwiru the daughter of Bukuku who was a self-enthroned King of the Bachwezi. She was denied the opportunity to breastfeed her baby Ndahura as the father had been alerted that the child will take over his throne. The oozing whitish substance that flows down the breast like features is believed to be milk that continues to flow out of Nyinamwiru’s breasts. Retreat from this encounter and embark on the hike to the Fort Portal Crater Lake field where you traverse the challenging slopes of Kyeganywa hill surrounded by a range of crater lakes and crater hollows presenting one of the beautiful scenic sites in Uganda. The top of Kyeganywa
hill offers the views of Rwenzori Mountains on a clear day. The various crater lakes and hollows are believed to have been dug by the Bachwezi and the presence of an abnormal footprint (a foot of a giant) on a rock near Lake Kigere makes the area an interesting heritage site to explore. Retreat from the activity and transfer back to Fort Portal for relaxation, dinner and overnight.
Upmarket / Luxury: Kyaninga Lodge
Midrange / Standard: Mountains of the Moon
Budget / Basic: Rwenzori view guest house
Day 7: Visit the Royal Palace of Toro, the Karambi Royal Tomb & camp; attend Batooro name giving ceremony
After breakfast, embark on the tour to the Royal Palace enjoying the impressively located hill of the Kingdom overlooking the Fort Portal town in the shadows of the mountains of the moon. The Palace features a great architectural building that is worth exploring. You tour the palace; explore the royal regalia and the interpretation of the King Coronation process. You listen to their great history as well as participating in the Batooro name giving ceremony which is a central practice among the Batooro as they give the pet names to their sons and daughters. It is an exciting culture adventure that will see you get a pet name with lunch en route on our way back to Kampala/Entebbe International Airport for flight departure. End of your 7 Days Super Historical & Cultural Uganda Safari.
- Experienced English speaking guide
- Entrance fees for all sites
- Meals as per the itinerary
- Drinking water while on safari
- All activities mentioned in the itinerary.
- Accommodation as stipulated in the itinerary
- Fueled safari vehicle
- Guide gratuities
- Other activities not mentioned in the itinerary
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