5Days Western Uganda cultural Tour & Wildlife Safari
This 5 days culture and wildlife tour will give you a tremendous opportunity to understand the rich western Uganda cultures and traditions. The tour encompasses visit to the Nakayima tree in Mubende, Amabere g' Nyinamwiru, Omukama of Toro's Palace in Fort Portal, the Karambi Royal tombs, Igongo cultural center and Lake Mburo National park which is Uganda's prime destination for Zebras.
Day 1: Drive to Fort Portal
Transfer to Fort Portal as you enjoy impressive views of Ugandan countryside including the inselbergs of Mubende, the en route towns and rural settlements before branching off at Mubende to connect to Nakayima tree. Named after Nakayima the wife of Ndahura a famous Muchwezi ruler, the Nakayima tree has lived here for many years past and the people believe it to possess the spirit of Nakayima. The traditionalists converge here for pilgrimage and worship. You listen to a themed interpretation from the elderly guides at the site after which you proceed on the drive to Fort Portal. You settle for lunch and after you connect to the Amabere g' Nyinamwiru caves. The Amabere g' Nyinamwiru are breast like features that are believed to be belonging to Nyinamwiru the daughter of Bukuku who was a self-enthroned King of the Bachwezi. She was denied the opportunity to breastfeed her baby Ndahura as the father had been alerted that the child will take over his throne. The oozing whitish substance that flows down the breast like features is believed to be milk that continues to flow out of Nyinamwiru’s breasts. Retreat from this encounter and embark on the hike to the Fort Portal Crater Lake field where you traverse the challenging slopes of Kyeganywa hill surrounded by a range of crater lakes and crater hollows presenting one of the beautiful scenic sites in Uganda. The top of Kyeganywa hill offers the views of Rwenzori Mountains on a clear day. The various crater lakes and hollows are believed to have been dug by the Bachwezi and the presence of an abnormal footprint (a foot of a giant) on a rock near Lake Kigere makes the area an interesting heritage site to explore. Retreat from the activity and transfer back to Fort Portal for relaxation, dinner and overnight at your selected accommodation.
Day 2: Visit the Royal Palace of Toro and the Karambi Royal Tomb
After breakfast, embark on the tour to the Royal Palace enjoying the impressively located hill of the Kingdom overlooking the Fort Portal town in the shadows of the mountains of the moon. The Palace features a great architectural building that is worth exploring. Explore the royal regalia and the interpretation of the Omukama (King) Coronation process. You will transfer to Karambi Royal tombs to explore the tombs of the former Kings of Tooro including the founding father of the Kingdom – Omukama (King) Kaboyo. You listen to their great history and then retreat to the Fort Portal town for lunch. In the afternoon, You drive to Mbarara town and arrive in the evening, check in your hotel for dinner and overnight.
Day 3: Drive to Lake Mburo National Park
After breakfast, drive to Lake Mburo National park which was named after the Lake Mburo located in the park. This is Uganda's prime national park with highest population of Zebras. You will stop at the 1520AD eclipse monument a great spot for photography then proceed to the Igongo cultural center where you will learn about the traditions of the Ankole culture with a glimpse into the ancient ways of life of the Banyankole in the Erijukiro (museum) and have Lunch at Igongo Country Hotel. Drive to Sanya cultural ceter for the Hima tribe, located at the Sanga junction leading to the Lake Mburo National Park. Traditional ornaments and regalia of the tribe are also found at the centre. Learn about the cultural ways, particularly of the Hima women. You arrive Lake Mburo in the evening for relaxation, dinner and overnight at your selected accommodation.
Day 4: Game Drive and Boat Ride
You wake up early in the morning and have your breakfast ready for a game drive. On the drive expect to spot a variety birdlife and viewing of herds of Zebras, Impala, Buffalos and Waterbucks. After lunch, embark on a boat cruise or a canoe ride on the Lake Mburo which occupies over 20% of the park. Dinner and overnight at your lodge.
Day 5: Transfer to Kampala
Embark on the transfer to Kampala after breakfast, stop at the Equator for a water experiment then proceed to Kampala / Entebbe for your flight back home.
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- Contacts & Address
- We are situated at Najja Shopping Center, Najjanankumbi along Kampala-Entebbe Road P.O.Box 33137 Uganda -
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