10 Days Uganda Cultural Safari

Uganda is a beautiful country with many diverse cultural settings to adventure on this 10 Days Uganda Cultural Safari.

When you visit Uganda, you will learn more about the cultural beliefs and traditions that are practiced by its natives.

On this 10 days Uganda cultural safari, be prepared to be part of Uganda’s culture as this will let you learn more.

Uganda has more than 50 different tribes that are worth exploring as each is unique on its own with rich cultural beliefs and practices that they strongly instill in each young born child.

Don’t miss the Karamojong and the Batwa forest people. All these small groups and communities have unique behaviors and beliefs that are very different from most of the other tribes in Uganda!

Highlights of this 10 Days Uganda Cultural Safari

  • Day 1: Arrival at Entebbe airport
  • Day 2: Visit Buganda Kingdom/ palace Nagalabi coronation site
  • Day 3: Transfer to Jinja town
  • Day 4: Transfer to Mbale
  • Day 5: Transfer to Sipi falls/ visit Sebei caves
  • Day 6: Transfer to Moroto. Kara-Tunga camp
  • Day 7: Aday in Moroto
  • Day 8: Transfer to Gulu
  • Day 9: A day in Gulu
  • Day 10: Transfer back to Kampala
Uganda Cultural Safari

10 Days Uganda Cultural Safari

Detailed 10 Days Uganda Cultural Safari

Day 1: Arrival at Entebbe Airport

On arrival at Entebbe airport, you will meet up with our professional guide driver who will brief you on the Uganda safari before the transfer to your hotel.

Your Uganda safari will begin later that evening with a pickup. Later have dinner and overnight stay at the hotel you booked prior.

Recommended Accommodation facilities:

  • Serena Hotel
  • Mistil
  • hotel
  • Sheraton hotel
  • Cassia lodge
  • Holiday express hotel

Day 2 of 10 Days Uganda Cultural Safari: Visit the Buganda Kingdom and Palace Nagalabi Coronation Site

After morning breakfast, at around 8 am, you will be picked up from the hotel and driven to and go visit the national museum before going to the Buganda palace to learn more about the history of the Buganda Kingdom.

After the palace, you will go to the burial site for the kings, the Kasubi tombs. Here you will get to know more beliefs surrounding these mysterious grounds!

You will later go visit the coronation sites of Buganda Kings. Depending on how the journey is planned and the time spent at previously visited sites; you can check the independence monument, Kibuli mosque. Later you will return to your hotel for dinner and an overnight stay!

Recommended Accommodation facilities:

  • Serena Hotel
  • Mistil
  • hotel
  • Sheraton hotel
  • Cassia lodge

Day 3: Transfer to Jinja Eastern Uganda

At an early hour of the morning after breakfast, the journey to Jinja might take you around 2-3 hours with average traffic jams along the route.

You will visit Ssezibwa falls along the way to Jinja and then proceed to the source of the Nile. You can capture some memorable pictures while at the source of the Nile!

On arrival to Jinja, you will go visit the Busoga king’s palace and then later relax at your hotel. Later you will have dinner and rest

Recommended Accommodation facility:

  • Living waters resort
  • Nile front cottages
  • Brisk recreation hotel triangle
  • Jinja base camp
  • Meal plan: full board

Day 4 of 10 Days Uganda Cultural Safari: Transfer to Mbale

The day will start off with morning breakfast, at around 8 am, you will depart from Jinja and head to Mbale as you will go through stunningly beautiful sceneries created by green vegetation of wetlands and other farmlands as you travel.

You can also have a stopover at a spot you find interesting for some photo moments. This drive takes 3 hours to arrive at Mbale by road.

Check into your hotel and then go Visit the Mutoto Cultural site which hosts the circumcision ceremony/ Imbalu for the Bagisu males every even year.

Circumcision of male teenagers is seen as a process through which these men are initiated into adulthood.

Later you will go visit Kakungulu hill, where Kakungulu was buried. Today’s where the Jewish center sits. You will return to your hotel. Later have dinner and an overnight stay.

Recommended Accommodation facilities:

  • Mbale resort
  • Wash and wills hotel
  • Mt Elgon hotel
  • Lucia villas Mbale
  • Meal plan: full board

Day 5: Transfer to Sipi Falls/ Visit Sebei Caves

The day will start off with an early morning breakfast and you will be picked by our professional drive and transferred to Sipi falls for nature walks to the falls.

Later in the afternoon you will go visit the Sebei people, learn about their practices, and many more before returning to your hotel. Later dinner and overnight stay as you prepare for the coming days for more adventures.

Recommended Accommodation facilities:

  • Mbale resort
  • Wash and wills hotel
  • Mt Elgon hotel
  • Lucia villas Mbale
  • Meal plan: full board

Day 6 of 10 Days Uganda Cultural Safari: Transfer to Moroto. Kara- Tunga Camp

After breakfast, you will check out of your hotel be transferred to Moroto. Arrive in Moroto to have lunch and go visit the Karamoja museum.

You may opt for a community walk or relaxing in your hotel. Later have dinner and an overnight stay!

Recommended Accommodation facilities:

  • Kanga-Tunga Karamoja
  • Mt Moroto hotel
  • Tita tourist resort
  • Shalosa hotel
  • Meal plan: full board

Day 7: A Day in Moroto

After early morning breakfast, you will go to Ateker cultural center and then Mt Moroto where you will meet the people of the Tepeth tribe after hiking.

Spend some time with them learning more about their culture. You can take some pictures to mark these memorable moments. Return to your hotel. Later have dinner and overnight

Recommended Accommodation facilities:

  • Kanga-Tunga Karamoja
  • Mt Moroto hotel
  • Tita tourist resort
  • Shalosa hotel
  • Meal plan: full board
10 Days Uganda Cultural Safari

10 Days Uganda Cultural Safari

Day 8 of 10 Days Uganda Cultural Safari: Transfer to Gulu

Our professional guide will be at your hotel to transfer you to Gulu in the morning after breakfast. Arrive in time for lunch, and later go visit Fort Patiko.

This is also referred to us as Bakers Fort and was established in 1872 by Sir, Samuel Baker. Later it was commissioned by the Queen as a military base during the colonial days. Later you will break off for dinner and overnight stay.

Accommodation facilities:

  • Kanga-Tunga Karamoja
  • Mt Moroto hotel
  • Tita tourist resort
  • Shalosh hotel

Meal plan: full board

Day 9: A Day in Gulu

Wake up early and have breakfast. You will later visit the local community in Gulu and also a museum town.

You will also visit the crafts center to buy some crafts and be treated to the cultural dances of the Acholi people.

If you are interested, you can visit the Guruguru caves. These caves are said to have been used during the Lamogi rebellion and also during the historical inter-clan wars and much more. Later you will head to your hotel for dinner and overnight

Recommended Accommodation facilities:

  • Kanga-Tunga Karamoja
  • Mt Moroto hotel
  • Tita tourist resort
  • Shalosa hotel
  • Meal plan: full board

Day 10 of 10 Days Uganda Cultural Safari: Transfer Back to Kampala

Our professional driver will transfer you back to Kampala from Gulu. If your flight is the same day you will head straight to the airport in Entebbe for the departure flight.

End of the 10 Days Uganda Cultural Safari

Background Information of the 10 Days Uganda Cultural Safari

Kampala

It’s the capital and largest city of Uganda. It occupies a series of hills at an altitude of about 3,900 feet (1,190 meters) and is situated in the southern part of the country, just north of Lake Victoria.

Kampala lies just north of Mengo, the capital of the Kingdom of Buganda in the 19th century. It was selected in 1890 by Capt. Fredrick (later lord) Lugard as the headquarters of the Imperial British East Africa Company.

Lugard’s fort currently on Old Kampala hill remained the Uganda’s colonial administrative headquarters until 1905, when it was moved to Entebbe.

In 1949 became the capital of independent Uganda. Parliamentary and commercial buildings, industry, and residential areas are separated into sectors

Situated in the country’s’ most prosperous agricultural section, Kampala exports coffee, cotton, tea, tobacco and sugar

Jinja

Jinja is a town in Eastern Uganda, on the shore of Lake Victoria. The source of the Nile, at Coronation Park, is marked by a garden and a monument honoring British explorer John Speke.

Owen Falls Dam and Bujagali dam both span the Nile. Further north on the river, Itanda falls is known for its white-water rapids.

East of Jinja, on Lake Victoria. Samuka Island is home to birdlife, including the little egrets

In 1954, the construction of the Owen Falls Dam submerged the Ripon falls. Most of the flat rocks that gave the area its name disappeared under as well.

The local baganda called the area “the stones” which is “mayinja” in Luganda. The name “Jinja” is derived from this description of what the area looked like and can be found in the notes of John Speke the first European to lay his eyes on the source of the Nile.

10 Days Uganda Cultural Safari Inclusions

Safari includes:

  • Transportation in a tour van/Land cruiser
  • Service of an English speaking tour guide/driver
  • All activities mentioned in the itinerary
  • Park admissions
  • Accommodation on full board
  • Entrance fees to all destinations as per the program
  • Transfer to and from the airport

Safari exclusions

  • All activities not mentioned in the program
  • Phone call bills
  • Tips
  • International transfers
  • Gratitude to tour guides
  • Personal insurance
  • Personal effects of any nature
  • Hotel fees before and after the Uganda safari
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