14 Days Cultural Tour in Uganda

Day 1

After a short transfer to your hotel the guide will brief you about the safari. Depending on the time of arrival e.g. if your flight arrives in the morning, you will go for a city tour. You can visit some of the landmarks in town with the help of our driver/guide. Overnight at either, Fang Fang Hotel or Forest Cottages for budget accommodation,/any alternative.
Day 2:
Head to Fort Portal via Mubende. You will have a stop over at Nakayima Shrine, a splendid tree known to be 400 years old, worshipped by local people and thought to be holding the spirit of an ancient king. The local people believe that they can get blessing from the Nakayima Shrine. You will arrive late afternoon in Fort portal. Overnight at the Local Home.
Day 3: After breakfast, visit the palace of the Omukama (king) of Toro, it’s an ancient building. Then proceed to the locally worshipped hot springs and see ancient land form features and caves in Fort Portal. After lunch, go visit the pygmy villages located near the Ituri Rainforest. The visit to the villages has proven to be an interesting cultural experience. Afternoon transfer to Fort Portal and arrive this evening at Overnight Local home or local farm.
Day 4: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park following the mystical Rwenzori Mountain Range. You will have an Enroute game drive giving you an opportunity to view lion, elephant, leopard, buffalo, hyena and a variety of antelope species. After lunch, you will visit the bat cave and hunters cave where we take a close look at the bats, rock python and forest cobras. The same walk will provide a chance of seeing birds, primates, tree species etc. Overnight at either Mweya or Jacana Safari Lodge for luxury accommodation, hippo hill camp for medium accommodation or Mweya Hostel for budget accommodation.
Day 5:
Have an early morning Game drive where you will have excellent opportunities to see lions, leopard, giant forest hog, Cape buffalo, elephant, defassa waterbuck, Uganda Kob, Topi and bushbuck with the help of the guide. After lunch, enjoy the unique 2-hour boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel into Lake Edward. This boat cruise offers an excellent platform for photography, bird watching and game viewing. Overnight at either Mweya or Jacana Safari Lodge for luxury accommodation, hippo hill camp for medium accommodation or Mweya Hostel for budget accommodation.
Day 6:
Go for gorilla tracking walking up steeply in the dense rain forest through different animals’ trails allowing access to tourists. Gorilla tracking is an inspiring and wonderful adventure which one can’t miss. The Gorilla is a shy and peaceful animal and it is an unforgettable experience to watch and photograph them as they interact. Enjoy the Buhoma Village Walk organized by the local community. Overnight at Local Buhoma locally managed Rest Camp.
Day 7:
Leave for Kisoro, stopping at Kanaba Gap to view the spectacular Virunga volcanoes and stunning terraced hills. Visit the natural, beautiful-looking Lake Mutanda, surrounded by the volcanoes, take a walk on the shores or continue directly to Mgahinga. Overnight at Gahinga Lodge or Traveler’s rest camp.
Day 8:
Visit the local Batwa pygmies and see their cultures. Evening dance by the group can also be arranged. Overnight at Gahinga Lodge or Traveler’s rest camp.
Day 9:
Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park. After lunch proceed for an exciting boat trip or an evening game drive where you will view beautiful stripped zebras, Impalas and other animals. Overnight at the community Bandas, or local farm.
Day 10:
Have another game drive and then drive to Kampala with a stop over for lunch en-route. Stop at the Mpigi Royal Drum Makers en-route where you will be able to watch the ceremonial drums being crafted using methods passed down through the generations. There will also be time to stop at the Equator for photographs. Overnight at Local home.
Day 11:
Proceed for Kampala City Tour. This will include the visit to the Uganda museum Namugongo Martyrs’ Shrine where some 22 Christian converts were burnt at the stake in the 19th century, Bahai Temple which is the only one in Africa and see the cultures of Buganda and see the lifestyle of their ancient kings; see Naggalabi ancient Kings’ Crown-ground, Kasubi Royal Tombs, buy art crafts. Enjoy the traditional Ugandan local foods. Overnight at local home.
Day 12
Drive eastward to Jinja, via Mukono. Visit Ssezibwa Falls, the twin falls that are believed to have been “produced” by an ancient woman. You can have an opportunity to visit the traditional healers. Proceed to Jinja via the Owen Falls Dam, Uganda’s largest dam. Visit the Source of the Mighty River Nile, and then a cultural tour to Bujagali Falls on the other end of the Nile. Return to Kampala late afternoon. Visit the theatre to enjoy a local play/dance (subject to availability). Overnight at Local home.
Day 13: Transfer to the airport.

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