On this 9-day journey, you can discover, uncover, and explore the best of Ugandan culture. Cultural tours are the best choice for those who choose underground tours while in Uganda. This trip allows you to visit the kings’ palaces, royal destinations in Uganda, as well as enjoy cultural cuisine, dressing, and parties.

Day 1: Arrival in Kampala

Meet your driver at the agreed-upon spot, either at the hotel or at Entebbe International Airport, and travel to the country’s capital city. While Kampala is well known as a commercial city, it is also one of Uganda’s top tourist destinations due to its many tourist attractions such as Gadhafi, mosque, Baha’i shrine, and many tourist sites.

Drive down Entebbe Road and look at the various shopping malls, business shops, and homesteads. After lunch, proceed to the lodge for the remainder of the evening, including dinner and overnight.

Accommodation:
Luxury: Kampala Serena
Midrange: Forest Cottages/2 Friends Hotel
Budget: Forest Cottages
Meals: all meals

Day 2: Cultural Tour of Kampala

After a hearty breakfast, begin your journey at Kasubi tombs, the burial site for deceased Buganda kings, and listen to their stories and beliefs, such as Buganda kings do not die but simply vanish. Proceed to the Buganda palace, the residence of Buganda kings, and learn more about the king coronation process and the various royal regalia, such as spears and drums that are highly respected in t

Stop for lunch at one of the town’s restaurants before heading to the Uganda Museum to see various artifacts and objects from the ancient regime, such as the Stone Age era, and to learn about the history of nature, culture, technology, and tools from the ancient period. Return to the lodge for dinner and a night’s rest.

Accommodation:
Luxury: Kampala Serena
Midrange: Forest Cottages/2 Friends Hotel
Budget: Forest Cottages
Meals: all meals

Transfer to Jinja on Day 3
The transfer from Jinja to Kampala is approximately 2 hours long and will begin immediately after breakfast. Your journey to the capital of adventure will pass through Mabira forest, Uganda’s largest tropical forest, and a short walk will be enough to stretch your legs and make your trip more interesting as you encounter various wildlife in the forest.

Stop at Sezibwa Falls, which has a peculiar origin in that it was created by a human being, to observe how the brown water pours out into the Sezibwa River, then continue to Jinja town for lunch before continuing to your lodge for dinner and overnight.

Bujagali ancestral ground and itanda ancestral ground have ancestral spirits in traditional shrines where you can request whatever you want, such as blessings from traditional healers who can also cure your diseases. So, after that, go to the lodge for dinner and an overnight stay.

Accommodation;
Luxury/Upmarket: Jinja Nile Resort
Midrange: Source of the smile Hotel & Guest House
Budget: Source of the smile Hotel & Guest House

Day 4: Jinja Cultural Tour

Enjoy your breakfast as you prepare for another spiritual day in your life as you visit Bujagali ancestral ground and Itanda ancestral ground with ancestral spirits in traditional shrines where you can request whatever you want, such as blessings from traditional healers who can also cure your diseases.

Later, continue to mpumudde hill, a meeting place for British colonial governors and Busoga chiefs, and see several memorable things before heading to the Busoga palace, a home to the soga king in Nakabango, and learn a brief history of the kingdom as well as the various royal symbols in the palace.

Learn how to make the traditional meal from the palace servants and then partake in it. Return to the lodge for a rest before visiting the craft shops, where you can buy traditional attire, clothes, pins, and other items as souvenirs and gifts to remember your trip by. Dinner and a night’s stay at the cabin.

Accommodation;
Luxury/Upmarket: Jinja Nile Resort
Midrange: Source of the smile Hotel & Guest House
Budget: Source of the smile Hotel & Guest House

Transfer to Fort Portal on Day 5
Enjoy your breakfast before heading to the cleanest town in the Mountain of the Moons region of western Uganda. Along the way, you can see various vast tea plantations, fields, houses, and homesteads. Stop at Mubende for lunch and at the Nakayima tree, which is known for its breast shape to represent the breast of the legendary king Ndahura’s mother who was barred from breast feeding him, to learn more of the story before continuing to the lodge for the remainder of the evening as well as for dinner and overnight at the lodge.

Accommodation:
Luxury: Kyaninga Lodge
Mid range: Primate Lodge/ Isunga Safari Lodge / Chimpanzee Forest Guest House
Budget: Chimps Nest/ Chimpanzee Guest House

Day 6: Fort Portal Cultural Tour
After a hearty breakfast, begin your journey at Karambi tombs, which are famous for being a royal burial ground for Toro kings, including the founder of the Toro kingdom, King Kaboyo, who is buried there. Proceed to the Toro palace, a well-structured structure containing a plethora of revered royal regalia, each with a special significance.

Listen to the king coronation ceremony before attending the naming ceremony, where babies are given pet names such as accali, apuuli, and akiki depending on their personality. Take a lunch break in one of the restaurants before embarking on a group walk through the Burungu community, where you will be entertained with cultural dances, songs, and storytelling. You will spend the remainder of the evening at the lodge before returning for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation:
Luxury: Kyaninga Lodge
Mid range: Primate Lodge/ Isunga Safari Lodge / Chimpanzee Forest Guest House
Budget: Chimps Nest/ Chimpanzee Guest House

Move to Nshenyi Village on Day 7
After the exciting trip through the Fort portal, continue to Nshenyi village in Ankole kingdom, on the outskirts of Ntugamo district, passing through large plantations and banana farms in Mbarara, which is approximately one hour drive to the beacon of light in the rich cattle corridor. At Nshenyi village, visitors can observe Ankole longhorn cattle interacting with people on various farms, as well as participate in the milking, washing, naming, and feeding processes, as well as learn how to make ghee from milk. Try some of their local cuisine before returning to the lodge for dinner and an overnight stay.

Accommodation:
Luxury: Kyaninga Lodge
Mid range: Primate Lodge/ Isunga Safari Lodge / Chimpanzee Forest Guest House
Budget: Chimps Nest/ Chimpanzee Guest House

Day 8 is set aside for departure.
Get an early breakfast before leaving Nshenyi cultural village, passing through Mbarara and stopping at the Igongo cultural site, a former palace of the Ankole kingdom with many artifacts and a wealth of knowledge about the Ankole kingdom. Before heading to Kampala or any other destination, stop in Masaka for photographs and water experiments at the equator monument.

Inclusions

  • Transportation in either 4X4 Safari Van or 4X4 Safari Land Cruiser all with Pop up roof & AC
  • 1 Gorilla tracking permit
  • Fuel
  • Professional English Speaking driver guide. (Any other foreign language speaking guide can be arranged on request.)
  • Activity fees of the tourist activities mentioned
  • Bottled water while on safari
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Roundtrip airport transfer
  • Meals (As specified in the day-by-day section)
  • Drinks (As specified in the day-by-day section)

Safari Exclusions

  • General tips for the driver guide, site guides and service staff at the lodges
  • Laundry Services
  • Other Beverages / drinks of personal nature like Alcohol
  • International Flights (Arranged on request)
  • Domestic Flights (Arranged on request)
  • Visas
  • Optional Activity fees
  • Other extras not mentioned in the Itinerary
  • Airport Transfer (Arranged on request)






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    Best time to visit Uganda

    Uganda is open all-year-long, the best wildlife viewing months in Uganda are during the Dry season from late June to October.

    The most commonly asked Ugandan questions! The solution is straightforward! You are welcome to visit Uganda at any time of the year! It’s a hot and humid atmosphere here.

    The cost of a safari, which is normally higher during peak season, maybe the difference. We offer discounts in May and April, and if you are traveling in groups, we offer a $150 discount on a Uganda safari gorilla permit.

    June to October –Dry Season. Wildlife is easier to spot.

    November to May –Wet Season

    The scenery is beautiful and green Rates drop because it’s the low season.

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