Cultural Tours Western
DAY 1: ENTEBBE – FORTPORTAL
We shall transfer to Fort Portal. Fort Portal rests in the shadow of the fabled Mountains of the Moon (Rwenzori mountains) and is famous for its large tea plantations. It is a very beautiful drive with a lot of exciting things to see along the way. These include the people, food markets, forests and the large tea estates.
DAY 2: MOUNTAINS OF THE MOON
You shall go for a guided nature walk at the foothills and learn about the Batooro culture. Enjoy the scenic views, have a glimpse of the village life You will also make a stop at the Amabere Caves, where you can discover the small hidden waterfall and admire the stalagmites and stalactites.
In regards to culture and history Toro kingdom came out of the kingdom of Bunyoro around 1830. Batooro people and their culture inhabit the districts of Kabarole ,Kasese Kyenjojo and Kamwenge in western Uganda.
Their area has been infiltrated by many migrants from other parts of western Uganda, particularly the Bakiga to their east live; Banyoro to their north are the Bakonjo and Bamba; to their southeast and west live Banyankole and to their east live the Baganda. They are Bantu speaking. Their language is Rutooro.
We shall also make a stop at the Kalambi Tombs which is the burial place for the kings of Tooro plus a visit to the Kings palace.
Dinner and overnight at your hotel.
DAY 3: FORT PORTAL – NSHENYI VILLAGE
Departure for Mbarara where you will have lunch, after lunch continue to Nshenyi Village. The route will take you to this rural farm, where you can learn about the Ankole people’s way of life. When you visit the Nshenyi Cultural Village you will go on nature walks, visit various homesteads, be entertained by traditional dancers at the cultural village or at one of the homes in the community and experience the pastoralist lifestyle. You will also visit some of the local schools as well as walk through the local markets and visit with the Batwa pottery makers.
Dinner and overnight at Nshenyi Village.
DAY 4: NSHENYI VILLAGE
Early in the morning after milking the long horned Ankole cows, you shall return to the farm for breakfast. Later we shall take a short walk to the village of the Bahima. Here you will learn more about their way of life. The trail leads through undulating hills that overlook Nshenyi Village. In the evening you can enjoy traditional dancing and singing of a local group.
Dinner and overnight at Nshenyi Village.
DAY 5: NSHENYI VILLAGE – KISORO
After breakfast we depart from Nshenyi and head to the south to visit yet another people called the Batwa (pygmies) who formally lived in the forest surviving on wild animals and plants. The Twa, aka the Batwa, are a pygmy people who were the oldest recorded inhabitants of the Great Lakes region of central Africa. They now live in Rwanda, Burundi, Uganda, and the eastern portion of the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Overnight at Travelers Rest Hotel or similarAfter breakfast we depart from Nshenyi and head to the south to visit yet another people called the Batwa (pygmies) who formally lived in the forest surviving on wild animals and plants. The Twa, aka the Batwa, are a pygmy people who were the oldest recorded inhabitants of the Great Lakes region of central Africa. They now live in Rwanda, Burundi, Uganda, and the eastern portion of the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Overnight at Travelers Rest Hotel or similar
DAY 6: BATWA TRAIL
After an early breakfast you will drive into Mghinga National Park where the trail starts. On this trail you get to learn about the park and the way of life of the Batwa. This will take up to 6 hours.
As the original dwellers of this ancient jungle, the Batwa were known as “The Keepers of the Forest.” The history of these small-statured people is long and rich. The Batwa survived by hunting small game using arrows or nets and gathering plants and fruit in the rain forest. They lived in huts constructed of leaves and branches, moving frequently in search of fresh supplies of food. The Batwa lived in harmony with the forest and its creatures, including the mountain gorillas, for millennia. Some anthropologists estimate that pygmy tribes such as the Batwa have existed in the equatorial forests of Africa for 60,000 years or more.
Overnight at your hotel.
DAY 7: KISORO TO KAMPALA
Early in the morning after breakfast you will travel back to Kampala. On the way back to the city you will have lunch in Mbarara at Igongo Cultural Center that exhibits the ancient history and culture for the Banyakitara including their tools and household items and after Masaka, there will be an opportunity to stop at the Equator for photo shoots and buying souvenirs and have tea or coffee.
DAY 8: OPTIONAL CITY TOUR
Kampala, the capital of Uganda is a pleasant city to tour for the day. A city tour offers a range of activities from historical and cultural sightseeing to shopping and eating out. The city culture tour will take you to the Kasubi tombs the burial place for Buganda kings, the Kabakas Palace, Uganda museum and later visit one of the local crafts markets.
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