(7 days Uganda Cultural Tours)

Uganda is not only rich in nature and wildlife, but also has an undiscovered, fascinating cultural heritage. Four major kingdoms and well-established chiefdoms are found in Uganda, all with their own different habits and lifestyles.

Floras and Fauna Safaris gives you the chance to explore the real Africa and learn about the wide, fascinating culture of the tribes in Uganda. Visit Kampala for an introduction with some interesting, historical sites, Buganda Kingdom palace, Tooro Kingdom, Bunyoro Kingdom and others; all with differing cultural heritages and traditions. Marvel at the Source of the Nile where Speke discovered the true origin of the river Nile. Follow the green trail to life in the Rwenzori Mountains and explore the culture from the different tribes.

Safari highlights:

Day 1: Arrival at Entebbe International Airport

On arrival at Entebbe International Airport, you will be received by our company representative; Driver/Guide and transfer you to your Hotel/Guest house. Overnight at your choice, Serena Hotel (Luxury), Boma Hotel (Mid-range), or Entebbe Airport Hotel (Budget).

Day 2: Visit Kampala cultural sites

Right after your Breakfast, our guide-driver will collect you from your hotel to visit the various cultural sites in Kampala such as the Cultural Market, Kasubi tombs in which the kings and royals of the Buganda kigdom are buried, Nagalabi – the Buganda kingdom coronation site, Bahai temple, the Kabaka’s lake and the Palace of the Buganda king, Nakasero Green Market and Uganda Museum, in addition to many other fascinating sites, where you will learn about the true history of uganda, its kingdoms and its rich varied culture. Later In the evening, head to the Ndere Cultural center where you will enjoy lots of entertainment including traditional cultural dances. Dine and rest at your hotel,

Day 2: Tour Uganda Martyrs shrine and proceed to Jinja.

Early breakfast and head to the Uganda martyrs Shrines in Namugongo where the martyrs were horribly murdered. After this great experience you will be driven to Jinja, visit Sezibwa falls to see a cultural site related to the Buganda Kingdom. On arrival at Jinja, you will explore the White Nile which is 7 times the volume of the great Zambezi and yet the longest river in the whole of Africa. Visit the impressive Bujagali falls and have an opportunity to see the dazzling white water of the River Nile squeezing its way through the rocks. In addition you will see the true source of the River Nile, the exact point where this river starts its long journey across the African continent. Drive back to Kampala later in the evening, dinner and hotel.

Day 3: Transfer to Fort Portal.

After breakfast, drive to Fort Portal and along the way visit the Nakayima tree found in Mubende, and there you will be narrated the fascinating tales about the history of this impressive tree. Continue to Fort Portal where you will dine and spend the night.

Day 4: Cultural tour.

Today visit the “Amabeere ga Nyinamwiru” (translated as Breasts of Nyinamwiru),

which is a cultural site and there you’ll learn about history of this wonderful site, visit the Karambi tombs and the King’s palace, go for lunch. After lunch you will be guided to tour some crater lakes and later in the evening go for a community walk to the neighboring villages. Dine and rest at your hotel.

Day 5: Chimpanzee tracking and transfer to QENP.

After an early breakfast, set out for chimpanzee tracking within Kibale national park, after which you will have your lunch and then drive to Queen Elizabeth national park arriving in the evening. You can do a launch cruise on the Kazinga Channel if you will arrive early or rest that day and do the cruise the next day. This boat ride will reward you with sights of elephants, hippos, buffalos and crocodile plus numerous water birds. Overnight at Mweya safari Lodg (luxury), Katara Lodge (Mid-range)

Day 6: Game Drive and drive to Mbarara.

You will have an early morning game drive to see lions, hyenas, elephants, leopards, bush bucks and water hogs plus many more. Later in the day drive to Mbarara, where you will dine and slumber at Lake View Hotel and can a boat cruise in case you didn’t do it previous day.

Day 7: Visit the Banyankole Cultural sites and return to Kampala

After an early breakfast you will visit some cultural sites within Mbarara like the Banyankole Kingdom shrines, visit some Banyankole homesteads to further learn about their fascinating culture, lifestyle and their general practices, and then visit orphanage homes plus women groups. Following lunch, drive back to the capital stopping by the Equator to stand in 2 hemispheres at the same time and take some photographs, and also stop at the Mpambire drum village for by some crafts as souvenirs. On arrival in Kampala you will be transferred to the airport or taken to your hotel for dinner and the overnight basing on your travel arrangements. This will be the end of our 7 Days cultural experience in Uganda.