7 Day Uganda Cultural Experience

7 Day Uganda Cultural Experience

Experience an authentic cultural journey with our exclusive 7 day Uganda Cultural Experience tour! This tour will immerse you in rich traditions and vibrant communities. From exploring ancient heritage sites to participating in traditional practices and activities, this is your chance to experience Nshenyi and Ewaffe Cultural Villages.

The Uganda Cultural Experience takes you to the place where three countries meet: Uganda, Rwanda, and Tanzania. We will introduce you to Nshenyi Village, a 170-hectare farm located in the Ntungamo district, at the border with Isingiro district, about 2 km from Kitwe town. The Tour Ends with a day immersion in  Buganda Cultural Heritage.

Nshenyi Village

The prominent village is where the eminent long-horned Ankole are reared by thousands and you get to mingle with the people and their cattle or even squeeze a cup of fresh mild from one of the cows.

From the Nshenyi farm, the Uganda cultural tour continues through awesome views of the magnificent sunsets and backdrops of the Virunga mountains. The well-known Kagera River meanders at an estimated distance of only 5 miles, forming the natural border between Uganda-Tanzania and Rwanda-Tanzania.

This remote source of the Nile originates in the highlands of Burundi, winding its way northward until it terminates in Lake Victoria.

Ewaffe Cultural Village

After that, you will journey to the Ewaffe Cultural Village nestled in Naggalama Town for an authentic and immersive experience of Traditional Buganda Culture. You will experience food tourism, farm tours, cooking courses, pottery, and storytelling that showcase the unique norms relating to the Buganda Culture, one of the most vibrant tribes of Uganda.

Highlights of the 7 Day Uganda Cultural Experience

  • Community-based activities at Nshenyi Village
  • Community-based activities at Ewaffe Cultural Village
  • Igongo Cultural Museum
  • Homestead and Guest House that support the local communities and sustainability.

Tour Itinerary of the 7 Day Uganda Cultural Experience

7 Day Uganda Cultural Experience

Nshenyi Village

Day 1: Arrival in Entebbe

Upon your arrival at Entebbe Airport, a company representative will welcome you and transfer you to the cozy and inviting Lepetit Village to start the 7 day Uganda Cultural Experience.

Day 2: Kampala to Nshenyi  Cultural Village

Pick up from your hotel and transfer to Nshenyi Village with a stopover at the equator and lunch en route. Nshenyi is a pastoralist and agricultural area with a terrain characterized by rolling hills, savanna grasslands, and acacia trees.

You will experience the traditional lifestyle of the Banyankole people.  Accommodation in the Traditional Hima homestead or at Nshenyi Village Farm Guest House.

Day 3:  Milking Cows, Milk Processing, visiting the Border of Rwanda, and Traditional Dance Group.

After your breakfast,  you will set off with a guide to participating in the milking of the long-horned  Ankole cows. Later return to the homestead and learn about the milk processing to traditional ghee, a local butter delicacy served with food.

Thereafter you will have lunch and proceed to visit the Border with Rwanda through Mirima Hills. Later in the evening, a local traditional dance and music group will perform, you may join them as well.

Hut Nshenyi

Accommodation in the Traditional Hima homestead or at Nshenyi Village Farm Guest House.

Day 4: Batwa Community and Pottery Works, Local Markets and Nature walks at Farm

After enjoying breakfast, your itinerary includes a visit to the Batwa Community, where you’ll gain insight into their unique lifestyle and admire their pottery craftsmanship. Following this, you’ll explore local markets, homesteads, and a school, engaging with the vibrant local community.

Return to the homestead for a leisurely late lunch and some downtime. In the evening, you’ll have the option to embark on a nature walk through the farm’s picturesque surroundings or embark on an invigorating uphill hike to meet farmers who specialize in harvesting honey from the caves and rocks dotting the nearby hills.

You’ll spend the night at either the Traditional Hima homestead or the Nshenyi Village Farm Guest House, immersing yourself further in the authentic cultural experience.

 Day 5: Nshenyi Village – Igongo Cultural Museum- Kampala

Today you will head to the Igongo Cultural Museum for a glimpse into the culture and history of the Ankole people.  Check out the Nkwazi crafts shop, the Eclipse monument, the cultural village (Itaramiro), and the Mpororo Courts.

Have lunch then back to Kampala arriving in the evening. Accommodation and Meals at Lepetit Village

Day 6:  Ewaffe Cultural Village in Kijjude Village.

Head to Ewaffe Village, a community-based program that offers an authentic cultural experience of Buganda in the central region of Uganda. You will be welcomed by traditional Kiganda Dances such as Bakisimba and Nankasa.

Learn about the local species of plants, spices, and herbs, including their uses and the stories behind each species. Experience the Indigenous Fruit Feast and enjoy traditional cuisines served with Luwombo. Additionally, there will be a session on gender-based sex education facilitated by ‘Kojjas’ and ‘Sengas’, and an opportunity to participate in community projects like tree planting.

The day will conclude with goat roasting, local brew tasting, and community engagement activities. Later in the evening, you will head back to Kampala for an overnight stay at Lepetit Village.

 

14 day Uganda Cultural Experience

Day 7: Departure

Breakfast and then depending on your flight back home, you will have lunch at a local restaurant and then proceed to the airport in time for your departure flight back home at the end of the 7 Day Uganda Cultural Experience.

Included in the 7 Day Uganda Cultural Experience

Ground transportation in a safari customized 4WD Toyota Landcruiser with gasoline/fuel, Mineral water in the vehicle, services of an English-speaking Driver/guide, All Community-Based Activities, Accommodation,  Meals as shown (B-breakfast, L-lunch, D-dinner), 

Excluded in the 7 Day Uganda Cultural Experience

International Airfares; Excess baggage charges; Uganda Entry Visa Fees USD 50 per person; Room service, Alcoholic drinks, and Beverages,  Laundry, Tips, and Gratuities for your Driver/guide and hotel staff,  International Airport Departure Taxes, Optional activities.  

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