7 Days Uganda Cultural Tour

Kampala City Tour
Kampala City Tour

7 Days Uganda Cultural Tour

The 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. Brace yourself for an experience of a lifetime

Highlights of these 7 days Uganda cultural tour

7 Days Uganda Cultural Tour
Chimpanzee in Kibale forest national park

Detailed 7 Days Uganda Cultural tour

Day 1: Visit Kampala Cultural Sites

After breakfast, your guide will be there at your hotel in Kampala. He will brief you 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, its way of life, its kingdom and its rich varied culture.

Later late evening, head to 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

Recommended Accommodation:

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

Day 2 of the 7 Days Uganda Cultural tour: Depart for Jinja Through Sezibwa Falls and Uganda Martyrs

After an early breakfast, head to the Uganda martyrs’ shrine in Namugongo where horribly the martyrs were 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 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 refreshen in your hotel waiting you long road trip to fort portal

Recommended Accommodation:

  • Mackinnon suites Kampala
  • Red chilli hideway
  • 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 an early 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 this great trees. Continue to fort portal town for lunch and this is where you will spend the night

Recommended Accommodation:

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

Day 4: Fort Portal Cultural Tour

After breakfast early in the morning depart to “Amabeere ga Nyinamwiru “(translated as Breasts of Nyinamwru), 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 community walk to the neighboring villages. Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight

Recommended Accommodation:

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

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

After an early breakfast, leave for chimpanzee trekking within Kibale national park, and afterwards drive to queen Elizabeth national park arriving in the park in the afternoon for launch 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 with aquatic birds. You will later in the evening check in for your accommodation and dinner

Recommended Accommodation:

  • 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
7 Days Uganda Cultural tour
Hippos in Kazinga Channel Queen Elizabeth National Park

Day 6: Game Drive and Transfer to Mbarara Town

After an early breakfast, you will have an early morning drive. You may have a chance to spot the lion, hyenas, elephants, leopards, bush bucks 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:

  • 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

After an early breakfast, 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 other souvenir.

On arrival to Kampala the guide will drive you to your hotel. If you have flight this very day, he will transfer you to the airport for transfer back home

Background Information of the 7 Days Uganda Cultural tour

Queen Elizabeth National Park

The park covers an area of about 1978 km2. Its position provides a magnificent view of the Rift Valley floor that occupies Lake Edward and Gorge. It is well known to be habitat of about 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 the Park in 1952

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

On the other side of lake Edward, there is a famous hill known as Mitumbe that looks out to 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 is 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 km2 and Kyambura with about 152 km2 wildlife set aside. the other area is Kalinzu Forest Reserve that adjoins to DRC with about 200 km2 along Virunga National Park. Rwenzori National Park is about a few Kilometers to the North of park

Queen Elizabeth National Park has 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 an it is also known to host the world’s highest concentration of hippos

Kibale Forest National Park – 7 Days Uganda Cultural tour

This is a national park in western Uganda, protecting moist evergreen rain forest. It is 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 eastern Africa, it sustains the last significant expanse of premontane forest

The park was gazetted 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 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 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 southern 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/Landcruiser
  • 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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