Discover, unveil and explore the best of Uganda’s culture on this 9 days’ trip. For those that prefer underground tours, cultural tours are the best option while in Uganda. This trip offers you opportunities to visit the kings’ palaces, royal destinations in Uganda, a time to enjoy the cultural food, dressing and parties.

 

Day 1; Transfer to Kampala

Meet your driver at the agreed location either at the hotel or Entebbe airport to the country’s capital city. Although Kampala is well known for being a commercial city, it’s also one of Uganda‘s top tourist  destinations because of the many  tourist attractions in it like Gadhafi ,mosque , Baha’i  shrine  and many tourist sites based in it .

Drive along Entebbe road and observe different shopping malls, business shops, homesteads. Have lunch in one of the restaurants and proceed to the lodge for the remaining evening as well as dinner and overnight

Accommodation:

Luxury: Kampala Serena

Midrange: Forest Cottages/2 Friends Hotel

Budget: Forest Cottages

Meals: all meals

 

Day 2; Kampala Cultural Tour

After a delicious breakfast, embark on your journey starting from Kasubi tombs, the burial site for the deceased Buganda kings and listen to their stories and beliefs like Buganda kings don’t die but just disappear .proceed to the Buganda palace, the residence for Buganda kings and learn more about the king coronation process and the different royal regalia like spears, drums highly respected in the kingdom.

Have a stopover for lunch in one of the restaurants in town and later proceed to the Uganda museum to observe different items and objects used in the ancient regime like the Stone Age period and listen to the history of nature, culture, technology, tools used in the ancient period as well. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation:

Luxury: Kampala Serena

Midrange: Forest Cottages/2 Friends Hotel

Budget: Forest Cottages

Meals: all meals

 

Day 3; Transfer to Jinja

The transfer from Jinja to Kampala is mainly approximately 2 hours and it will start immediately after your breakfast and embark on your trip to the capital of adventure passing via Mabira forest the largest tropical forest in Uganda and a small hike will be enough to stretch your legs and make your trip more fascinating as you observe different wildlife in the forest.

Stop over at sezibwa falls with its unique origin being born by a human being as observe how the brown water pours out into the Sezibwa River, take photographs and proceed for your lunch in Jinja town before proceeding to your lodge for dinner and overnight.

Bujagali ancestral ground and itanda ancestral ground with ancestral spirits in the traditional shrines where you can request for anything you want like blessings from traditional healers who can cure your diseases as well. So after that, proceed to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation;

Luxury/Upmarket: Jinja Nile Resort

Midrange: Source of the smile Hotel & Guest House

Budget: Source of the smile Hotel & Guest House

 

Day 4; Cultural Tour in Jinja;

Enjoy your breakfast in preparation for another spiritual day in your life  as you visit bujagali ancestral ground and  itanda ancestral  ground  with ancestral spirits in the  traditional shrines where you can request for anything you want like blessings from traditional healers who can cure your diseases as well .

Later proceed to mpumudde hill which was a meeting place for the British colonial governors and the Busoga chiefs and see so many memorable items before proceeding to the Busoga palace a home to the soga king in Nakabango and learn a brief history of the kingdom as well as the different royal symbols in the palace.

Learn how to prepare the traditional meal from the palace servants and also have a share of it. Return to the lodge for a break before visiting the craft shops with so many traditional attires , clothes ,pins  and others that you can buy as souvenirs and gifts to always have your trip at heart . Dinner and overnight at the lodge.

Accommodation;

Luxury/Upmarket: Jinja Nile Resort

Midrange: Source of the smile Hotel & Guest House

Budget: Source of the smile Hotel & Guest House

 

Day 5; Transfer to Fort Portal

Enjoy your breakfast, and proceed to the cleanest town in the mountain of the moons in the west of Uganda along the way observe different large tea plantations, farms, buildings and homesteads. Stop over at Mubende for lunch and at Nakayima tree well known for its   breast shape to signify the breast of the legendary king Ndahura’ s mother who was stopped from breast feeding him , learn more of the story from there and proceed to the lodge for the remaining evening as well as   for dinner and overnight at the lodge.

Accommodation:

Luxury: Kyaninga Lodge

Mid range: Primate Lodge/ Isunga Safari Lodge / Chimpanzee Forest Guest House

Budget: Chimps Nest/ Chimpanzee Guest House

 

Day 6; Cultural Tour in Fort portal

After a hearty breakfast, embark on your journey starting from Karambi tombs famous for being a royal burial ground for Toro kings, even the founder king of Toro kingdom; king kaboyo is buried there. Proceed to the Toro palace with a well-structured building containing a lot of respected royal regalia each with a significant meaning.

Listen to the king coronation process before attending the naming ceremony where babies are named pet names like accali, apuuli, and akiki  based on their character. Have a lunch break in one of the restaurants and embark on a community walk through Burungu community and be entertained with the cultural dances, music and storytelling, you will spend their remaining evening and later return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation:

Luxury: Kyaninga Lodge

Mid range: Primate Lodge/ Isunga Safari Lodge / Chimpanzee Forest Guest House

Budget: Chimps Nest/ Chimpanzee Guest House

 

Day 7; Transfer to Nshenyi Village

After the adventurous trip in the Fort portal, proceed to Nshenyi village in Ankole kingdom at the edge of Ntugamo district passing through large plantations, banana farms in Mbarara which is approximately one hour drive to the beacon of light in the rich cattle corridor. At Nshenyi village have a chance to see the Ankole longhorn cattle mingle with people in different farms and participate in the milking process, cleaning process, naming process of the cattle, feeding process and also be taught how to prepare the ghee from the milk. Have a taste of their local food before returning to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation:

Luxury: Kyaninga Lodge

Mid range: Primate Lodge/ Isunga Safari Lodge / Chimpanzee Forest Guest House

Budget: Chimps Nest/ Chimpanzee Guest House

 

Day 8; Reserved For Departure

Have an early morning breakfast, before departing Nshenyi cultural village passing via Mbarara   and have a stopover at the Igongo cultural site a former palace of the Ankole kingdom with lots of artifacts and heaps of information about Ankole kingdom. Proceed through Masaka for photographs and water experiments at the equator monument before continuing to Kampala or any other destination

Inclusions

  • Transportation in either 4X4 Safari Van or 4X4 Safari Land Cruiser all with Pop up roof & AC
  • 1 Gorilla tracking permit
  • Fuel
  • Professional English Speaking driver guide. (Any other foreign language speaking guide can be arranged on request.)
  • Activity fees of the tourist activities mentioned
  • Bottled water while on safari
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Roundtrip airport transfer
  • Meals (As specified in the day-by-day section)
  • Drinks (As specified in the day-by-day section)

Safari Exclusions

  • General tips for the driver guide, site guides and service staff at the lodges
  • Laundry Services
  • Other Beverages / drinks of personal nature like Alcohol
  • International Flights (Arranged on request)
  • Domestic Flights (Arranged on request)
  • Visas
  • Optional Activity fees
  • Other extras not mentioned in the Itinerary
  • Airport Transfer (Arranged on request)






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    Best time to visit Uganda

    Uganda is open all-year-long, the best wildlife viewing months in Uganda are during the Dry season from late June to October.

    The most commonly asked Ugandan questions! The solution is straightforward! You are welcome to visit Uganda at any time of the year! It’s a hot and humid atmosphere here.

    The cost of a safari, which is normally higher during peak season, maybe the difference. We offer discounts in May and April, and if you are traveling in groups, we offer a $150 discount on a Uganda safari gorilla permit.

    June to October –Dry Season. Wildlife is easier to spot.

    November to May –Wet Season

    The scenery is beautiful and green Rates drop because it’s the low season.

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