7 Days Uganda Cultural Tour

This 7 days Uganda cultural tour will see you tour all Uganda’s cultural sites together with some primates and wildlife.

It’s a complete experience that will leave you amazed by Uganda’s treasures and other interesting untold traditional practices you can only find out when visiting these places. Brace yourself for an experience of a lifetime.

Highlights of these 7 days Uganda cultural tour

Uganda Cultural Tour

Uganda Cultural Tour

Detailed 7 Days Uganda Cultural tour

Day 1: Visit Kampala Cultural Sites

Your day will start off with a light morning breakfast meal, our professional guide will be ready to pick you up at your hotel in Kampala.

He will offer to brief about the whole trip and there you go will leave to visit different cultural sites within Kampala and its environs.

This include; cultural markets, Kasubi tombs in which the kings and royals of Buganda are buried, Nagalabi – the Buganda kingdom coronation site, Bahai temple, the Kabaka’s lake and the palace of the Buganda Kingdom, Nakasero green market and Uganda Museum, in addition to many other fascinating sites, where you will learn about the true history of Uganda, it’s a way of life, its kingdom and its rich varied culture.

Later in the late evening, head to the Ndere Cultural center where you will enjoy lots of entertainment including traditional cultural dances.

Later return to your hotel and refresh and relax for tomorrow! While at the hotel, you may choose to relax around the hotel premises as you enjoy the breeze of the environment or engage in any other activity of your choice.

Recommended Accommodation facilities:

  • Red sox hotel
  • Mackinnon suites Kampala
  • Red chili hideaway
  • Mestil hotel and residences
  • Natra apartments
  • Sereneville Bukoto apartments
  • Pearl cottages
  • Meal plan: half board

Day 2 of 7 Days Uganda Cultural Tour: Depart for Jinja through Sezibwa Falls and Uganda Martyrs

After an early breakfast, our professional guide will pick you up and head for the Uganda martyrs’ shrine in Namugongo where the martyrs were horribly murdered.

From here you leave to Jinja through Sezibwa falls to see the cultural site related to the Buganda Kingdom.

On arrival at Jinja, you will explore the White Nile which is 7 times the volume of the great Zambezi and still the longest river in the whole of Africa.

Make sure that you get to the source of the Nile point and a place where the Nile meets Lake Victoria. Later visit the impressive Bujagali falls where you will have a chance to see the dazzling white water of the river Nile squeezing its way through the rock.

You may opt to visit Itanda falls as well. Drive back to Kampala later in the day. Relax and freshen up in your hotel waiting your long road trip to Fort Portal.

Recommended Accommodation facilities:

  • Mackinnon suites Kampala
  • Red chili hideaway
  • Mestil hotel and residences
  • Natra apartments
  • Sereneville Bukoto apartments
  • Pearl cottages
  • Meal plan: half board

Day 3 of the 7 Days Uganda Cultural Tour: Transfer to Fort Portal

After morning breakfast, transfer to Fort Portal. Along the way visit the Nakayima trees found in Mubende, and there you will be narrated the fascinating tales behind the history of these great trees. Continue to Fort Portal town for lunch and this is where you will spend the night!

Recommended Accommodation facilities:

  • Papaya lake lodge
  • Kyaninga lodge
  • Maasai backpackers home
  • Nyinabulitwa country resort and spa
  • Afro homestay
  • Kluges guest farm
  • Crater safari lodge
  • Meal plan: full board

Day 4: Fort Portal Cultural Tour

You will depart to “Amabeere ga Nyinamwiru “(translated as Breasts of Nyinamwru) after morning breakfast, which is a cultural site and there you will learn history about these wonderful sites.

Visit the Karambi tombs and the King’s palace, and later in the day go for a community walk to the neighboring villages. Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay as you wait for more adventure to unfold the following day!

Recommended Accommodation facilities:

  • Mackinnon suites Kampala
  • Red chili hideaway
  • Mestil hotel and residences
  • Natra apartments
  • Sereneville Bukoto apartments
  • Pearl cottages
  • Meal plan: half board

Day 5 of 7 Days Uganda Cultural tour: Chimpanzee Trekking and Later Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park

This day unfolds with its own amazing adventures, right from the time you have morning breakfast before leaving for chimpanzee trekking within Kibale National Park, and afterward, drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park arriving in the park in the afternoon for a lunch cruise on the Kazinga channel.

This boat ride will enable you to spot animals like; elephants, hippos, buffalos, and crocodiles. It will also bring you close to aquatic birds. You will later in the evening check-in for your accommodation and dinner!

Recommended Accommodation facilities:

  • Parkview safari lodge Kyambura
  • Mweya safari lodge
  • Kyambura gorge lodge
  • Kyangabi crater resort
  • Irungu forest safari lodge
  • Elephant plains lodge Uganda
  • Kikorongo safari lodge
  • Kasenyi lake retreat lodge camp
  • Kyambura game lodge
  • Forest hog safari camp
  • Kingfisher lodge
  • Meal plan: full board
Uganda Cultural tour

Chimpanzee Tracking in Kibale Forest

Day 6: Game Drive and Transfer to Mbarara Town

You may need to wake up early enough and have your breakfast before you embark on the morning drive.

You may have a chance to spot the lion, hyenas, elephants, leopards, bushbucks, and water hogs plus many more.

Return to the lodge have lunch and check out. Transfer to Mbarara. This is where you will spend the night. Check-In a hotel for dinner and accommodation

Recommended Accommodation facilities:

  • Pelican
  • Wagga Resort Mbarara
  • Palace hotel Mbarara
  • Hotel triangle Mbarara
  • Palace hotel Mbarara
  • Hotel triangle Mbarara
  • Grand holiday Mbarara
  • Hotel serene
  • Igongo country hotel

Meal plan: full board

Day 7 of the 7 Days Uganda Cultural Tour: Visit Banyankole Cultural Sites and Transfer to Kampala

This being the final day of this marvelous safari, you will visit some cultural sites within Mbarara like Banyankole Kingdom shrines, visit the Banyankole homesteads to further learn about the interesting culture, lifestyle, and their general practices, and then visit orphanage homes plus women groups.

Following lunch, drive back to Kampala stopping by the equator for some photo moments. You can also stop at Mpambire drum village for some crafts and another souvenir.

On arrival in Kampala, the guide will drive you to your hotel. If you have a flight this very day, he will transfer you to the airport for your departure flight!

Where to go on the 7 Days Uganda Safari – Background Information of the 7 Days Uganda Cultural tour

Queen Elizabeth National Park

Queen Elizabeth National Park covers approximately land area of about 1978 square kilometers. Its position provides a magnificent view of the Rift Valley floor that occupies Lake Edward and George.

It is well known to be habitat of over 95 mammals along with 612 species of birds. Formerly, a historian known as Douglas Willocks talked about the various features that lead to the formation of this Park in 1952

This area was strategically located with a stunning view of mountain Rwenzori, the plains and the campsite jagged mass of mountains that are good for activities such as hiking.

On the other side of Lake Edward, there is a famous hill known as Mitumbe that looks out to the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Its beauty is signified with changing colors from blue to green, with gentle slopes, distant and this makes it become the center of darkness in Africa.

The eastern part of the park is characterized with peaceful green escarpments that were acquired from the western rift valley.

The features are well covered with Savannah making it a beautiful place full of nature euphorbia trees.

The park is so extensive further more adjacent to the other protected areas. For instance, Kigezi covering an area of about 256 square kilometers and Kyambura with about 152 square kilometers wildlife set aside.

The other area is Kalinzu Forest Reserve that adjoins to DRC with about 200 square kilometers along Virunga National Park. Rwenzori Mountains National Park is about a few Kilometers to the North of Queen Elizabeth National Park

Queen Elizabeth National Park bears one of the highest bio diversity ratings of any national park in the world, over 500 different species about 100 mammal species.

The grassland plains support a variety of wildlife safari animals which can be viewed from vehicle on the network tracks designated in the park.

About 20 predators are found in the park such as Lions, Leopards side stripped jackal and spotted hyena among others.

Common antelope species include; the kob, bush buck, topi and water buck. Other animals which can be spotted at Mweya Peninsular are; Buffalos, elephants, warthogs and hippos.

There are also various primate species are available in the park including chimpanzees, red-tailed monkeys, blue monkeys, olive baboons among others.

The Ishasha area is famously known for its tree climbing lions and it is also known to host the world’s highest concentration of hippos

Uganda Safaris

Queen Elizabeth National Park

Kibale Forest National Park - 7 Days Uganda Cultural tour

This is a national park located in western Uganda, protecting moist evergreen rain forest. It covers land area of 766 square kilometers (296 sq mi.) in size and located between 1,100 meters (3,600 ft)to 1,600 meters (5,200 ft) in elevation.

Despite encompassing primary moist ever green forest, it contains a diverse array of landscapes to contain both lowland and montane forests. In East Africa, it sustains the last significant expanse of pre-montane forest.

The park was gazette in 1932 and formally established in 1993 to protect a large area of forest previously managed as a logged forest reserve. The park forms a continuous forest with Queen Elizabeth National Park.

This adjoining of the parks creates a 180 kilometers (110 mi) wildlife corridor. It is important eco-tourism and Safari destination, popular for its population of habituated Chimpanzees and twelve other species of primates.

Kampala (7 Days Uganda Cultural tour)

It’s the capital and largest city of Uganda. It occupies a series of hills at an elevation of about 3,900 feet (1,190 meters) and is situated in the central region 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 on old Kampala hill remained the Ugandan 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 Hanning Speke. Owen falls dam and bujagali dam both span the Nile.

Farther 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 Hanning Speke the first European to lay his eyes on the source of the Nile

7 Days Uganda Cultural Tour 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 calls bills
  • Tips
  • International transfers
  • Gratitude to tour guides
  • Personal insurance
  • Personal effects of any nature
  • Hotel fees before and after the safari
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