CULTURAL SAFARIS IN UGANDA
Cultural Safaris in Uganda : Over the years Uganda has been known by tourists all over the world as home to the endangered mountain gorillas and the home to a number of unique wildlife species that can be seen when you visit the different national parks in Uganda where activities like; chimpanzee trekking in kibale national park, game drives in Murchison falls national park, lion tracking In queen Elizabeth national park, birding safaris in Uganda where you will get to see a number of bird species as you make your way to the different national parks in the country that will lead you to numerous bird species from all over the world in national parks like kidepo valley national park, you can also see them during the boat cruise in queen Elizabeth national park among other interesting features and attractions that can be seen during your Uganda safari.
With all the different safaris in Uganda, the cultural safaris have also picked on to be one of the tourism activities in Uganda that the travels can take part in this is because Uganda is one of the culturally rich countries in Africa with 56 tribes that have a number of interesting like their unique cultures, different languages all this that can be explored in the different destinations once you visit the country and take part in the cultural safaris in Uganda.
The Uganda museum is the national museum of the country where travellers interested in understanding the cultural of the people of Uganda can visit and watch the different attractions in the country. Located in the heart of Kampala where you will get to see how busy the city gets with the different groups of people trying to make ends meet when you get to the area you will be welcome with the receptionist with a warm smile and after paying for your safari, the guide for the day will give you the tour around the different exhibition areas where you will get to see exhibits of the different collections at the oldest museum in East Africa some of the different artefacts that can be seen include old musical instruments, a number of remains that are believed to be for early man among other interesting collections that you will get to see.
When you get outside you will get to see the cultural village and restaurants like the ankole house, the bunyoro house, the batooro house, the bamba house and so on that depict the cultural architecture of the people of Uganda. At the different houses you will get to see how the different cultures carry out their different activities and a number of interesting features of their culture like the milk pots, beddings made from bark cloth, the royal drums, you will visit the restaurants where you will get to feast on some of the most interesting indigenous dishes like millet bread and goat’s meat and many other interesting features to make your safari quite memorable.
Visit the Nakasero market Uganda’s oldest and largest market in the country where you will get to see how the people of Uganda carry out their daily transactions for an amazing experience during your cultural safaris in the country. In the market you will get to see and purchase a number of organic fruits like water melons, pine apples and a number of tropical fruits that you will get to enjoy with no additives making your safari quite fulfilling. At the market you will also get to hear different languages being spoken due to the fact that it is a place where different people from different cultures come to purchase their products in order to earn a living. You will also be amused with the fact that at the market you will also get to see people from outside Uganda like Indians, Congolese, Tanzanians, Kenyans carrying out business transactions making Uganda one of the most hospitable countries that you can visit in East Africa.
Uganda martyrs shrine
The Uganda martyrs shrine in Uganda is the best destination to visit in Uganda if your interesting in understanding the religion of the people of the country. In 1986 after the coming of the Christian missionaries, a number of Baganda converted to Christianity and this led them to neglect the activities in the kingdom which infuriated the then kabaka (king of Buganda) and he ordered the death of all the Christian converts in the kingdom and this involved them being burned alive at the Uganda martyr’s museum in namugongo that you can visit to understand more about their contribution to the religious history in Uganda. On 18th October 1964, Pope Paul VI canonised them as saints and these are remembered every 3rd June in the country where travellers from all over the country visit the Uganda martyrs shrine to participate in the religious tours.
The royal palace
Uganda is known for having a number of different tribes but one of the most notable tribes in the Baganda tribe that is the largest ethnic group that has a number of interesting features that you will get to understand when you visit the royal palace in Mengo one of the palace of the king’s in Buganda with rewarding features that can be seen for instance you will see the lubiri the palace where you will be met by a guide that will give you all the information concerning the kingdom of Buganda and this include the 1966 kabaka crisis that led to a lot of blood shed at the palace which is one of the reasons why the kabaka(king of Buganda) does not sleep in that palace, you will also get to see the bark cloth key as you make your way to the idd Amin’s torture chambers which are of different cultural value which is believed to be the notable cloth that is used to wrap dead bodies, you will also have the chance to understand the Idi Amin torture chamber, that were used by Idi Amin to torture a number of Uganda that were against has rule by filling the chambers with their bodies, electrocuting them which was such a devastating time for the people.