The culture of Ugandais made up of a diverse range of ethnic groups. Lake Kyoga forms the northern boundary for the Bantu-speaking people, who dominate much of East, Central and South Africa. In Uganda, they include the Baganda and several other tribes.
In the north, the Lango and the Acholi peoplepredominate, who speak Nilotic languages. To the east are the Iteso and Kalamajong, who speak a Nilotic language, whereas the Gishu are part of the Bantu and live mainly on the slops of Mt. Elgon. They speak Lumasaba, which is closely related to the Luhya of Kenya. A few Pygmies live isolated in the rainforests of western Uganda.
Uganda offers a wide variety of cultural activities some of which are listed below.
We enjoy dying and weaving rafia baskets, bead work and jewellery making, these products attract tourists and are sources of income to many people.
Bark cloth making
Bark cloth is made from fig trees, it is for ceremonial wear, cultural uses and crafts. Its brown in colour and you can find some black ones.
Visit Cultural Sites
Uganda has cultural sites like Igongo cultural centre in Mbarara which showcases the Ankole culture and offers a museum, visits to local farms and homes and even a hike to the eclipse monument on the hill. There other sites like Kasubi Tombs, kabaka colonation site(Nagalabi), shrines to local Gods, Ssezibwa Falls and more others you will live to experience.
Village walks & home visits
Stretch your legs and take in the sight and sounds of the village as you by pass homes, gardens, schools, trading centres and farms
Coffee farm experience
Visit a coffee farm and see the nursery & gardens, harvest the cherries, try local wet processing and then roast, pound and taste a cup.
Medicinal plants tour
Enjoy a nature walk with a local guide and learn about the medicinal properties of local plants like the tree bark used for prostate cancer, local herbs like bombo which helps to heal caugh and many others
Traditional music & dance
Watch stunning tribal dances from around Uganda and entertaining drama perfomances or learn to play local instruments, including drums. We have groups like the Ndere troup in kampala.
Below are some of the instruments used for traditional music and dance
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