Uganda Cultural Tours
If you need to find out more about Uganda’s culture and norms Mum and Dad Uganda tours is the best safari company to go with. Uganda is basically known for its friendliness people and its rich culture. Our cultural tours in Uganda let you experience that actual since you meet people in their real national setting and interact with. Uganda is sure to pleasure, whether you’re visiting a coffee farm in a detached village, shopping at local markets, taking in a dance performance, or trying your hand at traditional crafts, Uganda is surely a perfect country to visit for cultural encounter.
You might opt to lengthen your Mum and Dad Uganda safari package with an additional cultural tour or humbly add one of our tours to your own travel plans across Uganda. However if you choose to explore the culture of Uganda, we are at your disposal to plan your safari to have your dreams come true!
In your safari planning process, contact us to find out more about the possibility of adding a cultural tour on your Uganda tour… and please check a few of the options below to get an idea of the kinds of experiences you can look forward to while in the pearl of Africa.
Explore Kampala city
Kampala is one of the fastest growing city not only in Uganda but in the entire East Africa, Kampala offers a sparkling mix of Ugandan culture, shopping, and sightseeing spread over seven lush, rolling Hills covered with red-tile villas and trees surround an urban center of contemporary skyscrapers these include Kampala Hill, Tank Hill, Mulago Hill, and Nakasero Hill.. On a cultural tour in Uganda while in Kampala you might…
- visit traditional craft markets and shop around
- explore the art galleries
- enjoy the city’s restaurants, coffee shops, and nightlife to enjoy the city
- take in a cultural performance
- You can’t leave Kampala minus touring the local historical or religious sites which include the Kasubi Tombs, Baha’i Temple, Martyrs Shrine, and Kabaka’s palace the burial place for over 4 kings of Buganda
Most of these cultural sites can be visited within an hour just one hour from the international airport in Entebbe, Kampala makes an excellent launch point for your Ugandan safari and a recommended stop on your trip.
Batwa Community Visit
The batwa are historically known as forest dwellers who have leaved in the bwindi forest for a period of over 5000 years, they are basically forest-dwelling hunter-gatherers. The Batwa are now an endangered indigenous group living near Bwindi National Park, Mgahinga National Park, and Bunyonyi. Depending on where you visit, once you visit this community, they will entertain you through their music dance, teach you their family, medical and hunting skills and also on how they have managed to leave in the area for over 5000 years
Mum and Dad Uganda Tours partner with official tour providers for all Batwa community visits, ensuring that these visits are run by the Batwa themselves, are culturally sensitive and directly benefit the Batwa people. This is part of how we practice responsible tourism as we create all of our Cultural Tours in Uganda.
Bigodi Community & Wetlands Walk
The bigodi community walks is one of the most loved activity in kibale forest national park and it’s a community development effort. The sanctuary was created to protect the former Magombe Swamp and is now considered one of the prime bird watching areas of Uganda. Visitors can enjoy
- nature walks
- bird watching walks
- cultural & village tours
A visit to the nearby Bigodi Women’s Group also offers the chance to explore traditional African crafts while supporting directly the local women’s group.
Tour the Coffee Plantations of Eastern Uganda
This cultural activity is done/ Located near Mbale, the highlands of eastern Uganda are famous for their Arabica coffee. Ounce you visit Mbale for this great opportunity you will have a chance to
- tour the plantations
- Learn about the difference steps of growing, harvesting, and processing the locally grown coffee beans.
And, of course, you’ll also have the chance to enjoy a cup of delicious Ugandan coffee afterward.
Local Ugandan School Visit & Service Trip
The school is called Angel’s Park Education Center and Started 5yearsback by community /Village volunteers in kisabwa village, who were concerned about a big number orphaned children and families trapped in poverty who could not afford existing schools. It’s located in Lwengo District 12 kilometers from Mbarara highway branching off from Kyabakuza trading center. With the help of our beloved volunteers, the school has now grown to provide an education for many students, including vulnerable young people who would not otherwise be able to afford the cost of nursery and primary school.
A visit to Angel’s Park Education Center offers guests the chance to tour a local Ugandan school/community and see, first-hand, what daily life is like for students in Uganda. Service trips can also be arranged if you wish and if you are able to help a Uganda child to attend education you are warmly welcome.
Visit Mpambire Drum Village
If you need to know more about how drums are made, Mpambire is considered the heart of drum-making in Uganda. The Mpambire village is home to nearly a thousand residents and it’s located along the Kampala-Masaka road en route to western Uganda. While here, visitors can
- browse the finest selection of African drums handcrafted from local materials
- witness local drum-makers at work
- try their hand at the traditional art of drum-making
Nshenyi Cultural Village
Nshenyi Cultural Village offers guests the opportunity to learn about the Ankole culture while taking in the breathtaking scenery of western Uganda’s farmland. A family-owned and run operation, Nshenyi Cultural Village directly benefits over a dozen families in the surrounding area and is rooted in the traditions of the people who have historically depended on the graceful long-horned Ankole cattle.
During the homestay experience, visitors can opt to…
- take part in the day’s farm chores–including milking the cows before breakfast, making ghee, or culturing yogurt
- tour the farm and homestead
- visit a community school
The village is located about an hour’s drive from Mbarara in western Uganda, and about six hours from Kampala.
For even more information about what to do in Uganda, read our Travelling to Uganda Resource. And please get in touch if you have any questions about the range of cultural tours in Uganda.