Two African elephant cows (Loxodonta africana) with their two calves in the grassland savannah of Murchison National Park, Uganda.

Tour Overview

6 Days Cultural Experience Tour, besides wildlife and nature, Uganda is also blessed with rich diverse culture, the country being a heterogeneous national it has a wide range of cultural segments based on various ethnic tribes which are about 56 tribes distributed countrywide. This safari will introduce to the undiscovered authentic culture experience in Kampala where you visit the legendary kasubi tombs which is the UNESCO heritage site managed by the Buganda kingdom helm for their cultural significance as the traditional burial ground for the kings, this place is also a traditional believers cathedral, on this tour you will also visit the kabaka’s palace where you will experience and learn about traditional helm of Baganda, visit their traditional parliament and have a glimpse of the leadership hierarchy in Buganda, you will also visit the Kabaka’s lake before you embark on the road trip to eastern Uganda with a stopover at sezibwa falls for the more cultural experience and later continue to Jinja for the trail of the source of the great River Nile and visit the kyabazinga’s palace a chiefdom helm for the Basoga people in Eastern Uganda. lake Mburo national park also offers to you the best cultural experience about the people of western Uganda doubled with the variety of game lie the Elands, giraffes, warthogs, buffalos, zebras, Uganda kob, among others, and a sizeable number of bird species. On this tour, you will trail 3 major ethnical regions in Uganda that are the Buganda region, the Eastern Region, and the Western region. This tour starts every day throughout the year and can be tailor-made based on your needs and preferences

Tour highlights

  • Tour to Bulange and Lubiri Palace
  • Excursion at the Tombs
  • Jinja and Ssezibwa Falls Visit
  • Transfer to Lake Mburo via Katereke Prison
  • whole Day Lake Mburo National Park
  • Salt Lick Tour and Transfer Kampala
Price Includes:
  • Transportation in a tourist vehicle with pop up roof
  • Services of the English speaking guide
  • Destination or Ranger guide services
  • Accommodation and meals
  • All activities are described in the itinerary.
  • Park entrance fee is according to the program.
  • Drinking water
Price Excludes:
  • Personal Expenses like tobacco, telephone, drinks, laundry, porter fee
  • Personal insurance
  • Ugandan Visa
  • Beverages

Day 1: Tour To Bulange And Lubiri Palace

We drive towards Mengo trading center, a small modernized area within the Rubaga division. Bulange serves as the traditional seat of the Buganda Parliament. It’s well known for its colonial architecture and enclosed wall as well as its strategic location on Mengo hill. Buganda elders and the King meet here to discuss vital issues concerning the kingdom’s status. The Lubiri once served as Mwanga’s palace. Learn and discover the history of this old and great kingdom. Get to also visit the Rubaga catholic cathedral and Kabaka’s lake which is opposite the newly constructed Pentecostal Cathedral church.

Meal Plan: Lunch and Dinner

Accomodation: Cassia Lodge

Day 2: Excursion At The Tombs

Kasubi hill was once the palace of Kabaka Suuna II and Mutesa and is the tradition in Buganda after a king dies; the place is abandoned so Kasubi was named a tomb serving as burial grounds for the kingdom rulers. The tombs are designed with poles, reeds, and thatch and contain royal artifacts such as weapons, gifts, and musical instruments among others. Of recent, it’s been under reconstruction after it was gutted by fire years back. Continue to Wamala tombs off the same road in Nansana, another once deserted palace. In the evening be treated to cultural music and dancing by the Ndere troupe who will entertain you with various cultural dances from different tribes all over the country.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accomodation: Cassia Lodge

Day 3: Jinja And Ssezibwa Falls Visit

After a warm cup of tea head to the National Museum in Kamwokya a city suburb. It is the best and oldest museum in East Africa having a deeply rooted collection all contributing to the background of Uganda as a nation. There are exhibits of different traditional Ugandan lifestyles, musical instruments from most parts of the continent among other things. We continue to Ssezibwa Falls east of Kampala, which was once a favorite spot for the Kabaka Mwanga and Mutesa who even planted trees there. These mysterious falls are believed to have been birthed by a woman who instead of giving birth to children came out with “Twin Rivers”.Ssezibwa and Mobeya are still believed to inhibit the river. The falls are attached to the supernatural significance of the birth of twins up to today. Besides culture, the falls is a beautiful place with pretty waters, associated with fringing trees and a prolific bird list.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accomodation: Cassia Lodge

Day 4: Transfer To Lake Mburo Via Katereke Prison

katereke Prison ditch was constructed by Kabaka Kalema in the late 1880s for those who opposed him. These were mainly his brothers and family members and he went further and massacred them in order to get rid of future succession. Instead, this worsened his reign and later led to his fall. After lunch continues to Mbarara town. Mbarara was the heart of the defunct Ankole kingdom founded in the early 1500s by the Bacwezi dynasty. The king was termed as “omugabe” and came from the Bahima clan. The Bahima depended on pastoralism and agriculture as a livelihood though few Bahima today are pastoralists they are highly associated with owning huge herds of cattle. The Ankole cattle are quite different from other cattle elsewhere as their horns are longer and curved.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accomodation: Rwakobo Rock

Day 5: Whole Day Lake Mburo National Park

We drive to Lake Mburo National Park. Lake Mburo is named after one of two brothers who once lived in this place who drowned in a flood as a result of being stubborn despite his constant warnings. You will view different antelope species like, sitatunga antelope, the impalas for which Kampala is named after as you do a game drive through the park. Afternoon enjoys a boat trip on Lake Mburo and get a chance at the beautiful scenery as well as see the other beautiful crater lakes like Lake Kigambwa. There are hippos, crocodiles, waterbucks, and bushbucks to admire. Not forgetting to mention, there are water birds to check out such as African kingfisher, Narina trogon among others.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accomodation: Rwakobo Rock

Day 6:Salt Lick Tour And Transfer Kampala

In the morning, go to the viewing platform and witness different animals coming to lick salt. If you are a committed birder, walk along the Rwizi trail that leads to Rubanga forest, an interesting site to birders mostly as it offers excellent birding. Lookout for mosque swallow, bare-faced go-away, and Ruppell’s long-tailed starling. Return to Kampala.

Meal Plan: Breakfast and Lunch


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