Uganda is a culturally diverse country with over 65 tribal groups spread all over this small east African Country. This makes Uganda Cultural tours very educative and adventurous experiences.
Many agents will plan Uganda cultural tours combined with a Uganda wildlife safari, thus giving a traveler a double tour experience while spending less on the tour cost.
From the massive number of tribes to myriad languages, food, music, rich history, the climate, politics, economics and markets, style, transportation to powerful destinations that invoke that hidden love for mother earth, Uganda cultural tours are a powerful travel choice.
Looking through its rich history, Uganda thrived with both centralized monarchical kingdoms and chiefdoms in the pre-colonial era and though the colonial era disorganized this ancient setting, this heritage has been revived overtime with some areas like Buganda, Bunyoro and Tooro regaining their established monarchs and other chiefdoms like the northern tribes of Acholi regaining their status and working to revive their glory.
The once powerful kingdoms which are now defunct like Mpororo and Ankole where the Kingdom restoration has been delayed for long still feature great sites of cultural and heritage significance whose exploration is vital for Uganda cultural tour experience.
Uganda’s history has attracted a lot of interest from the international archaeology for sometime now. The different dress codes, farming practices, marriage ceremonies, life style, and architecture form amazing experiences for visitors to Uganda. A good example is that of the Ntusi, and their underground tunnels like the Akariza Ngumba K’ Kyabagyenyi and more so the famous long horned cattle that are apparently kept by the Banyankole of Ankole in Uganda and the Tutsi people of Rwanda.
Cultural tours in Uganda allow you to explore these diverse traditions cutting across the northern tribes and the southern tribes which are separated by the Kyoga Lake though these people are increasingly getting interconnected by the interaction brought about by trade and working together.
The Acholi and the Langi dominate the northern tribes with the extension of the Karimojong, Pokot and the Dodoth in the north east and the Alur and the Lugbar in the North West. The Eastern tribes include the Bagisu with their Imbalu ceremony where boys transit to manhood through circumcision, the Sabiny with their female genital mutilation though it no longer existing and the Ndorobo and the Benet.
The Basoga with their Kyabazinga monarchy and the Baganda with their established Kingdom featuring a range of heritage sites including Kasubi tombs which is a world heritage site as proclaimed by UNESCO presents rich cultural encounters in central Uganda.
The western region feature established Kingdoms of Bunyoro, Tooro and Ankole though it has not yet been restored. The tribal groups of the Banyankole with their famous long horned cattle, the Batwa the former forest dwellers and the Bakiga that cultivate the steep hills of Kigezi present rich encounters in the south west of Uganda.
All these combine to make cultural tours in Uganda a remarkable tourism resource worth exploring.