Cultural Tours

5 Days Eastern Uganda Cultural tour

Day 1: Arrival Upon your arrival, look out for your safari guide holding a placard with your name. He will receive you and transfer you to your hotel where after checking in will debrief you on the details of your trip. You will freshen up and relax. Accommodation: Meal plan: Dinner

 

Day 2: Jinja, Ssezibwa falls. To beat the morning traffic, you will rise early and after your breakfast set off. Your first stop will be Ssezibwa falls; a traditional cultural site for the Baganda. Here your guide will take you through the cultural significance which originates from the legendary history of the place. Driving through sugar cane plantations, tea plantations, you will have lunch at the source of the mighty river Nile, have a short tour of Jinja town and then head to Kamuli where you will spend the night. Accommodation: Century Hotel Kamuli Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Kagulu hill, Busoga cultural heritage. You will have an early breakfast; then head out on a dirt road in the country side, this is a cultural trip and it’s raw as Africa is. Drive past country men, women and children about their normal farm chores, with your camera in hand snap away at the beautiful landscapes. Our destination is Kagulu hill, arriving early morning, you will hike a legendary rock known as the birth place of the Busoga kingdom. Drive back to the hotel for lunch, freshen up and drive to Sipi falls for another amazing cultural encounter. The Sipi River flows over the foothills of Mount Elgon, forming a spectacular series of waterfalls (some nearly 100m high), surrounded by village walking trails and lush green coffee-producing hills. You will stay in a simple, but nice self-contained cottage. From the resort you have beautiful views over the valley and one of the waterfalls. Accommodation: Sipi falls resort Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Sipi falls hike & village walks Prepare yourself for a beautiful day in bliss. After breakfast, choose to go on a 3-hour or - for the real adventurers - 7-hour hike. A local guide accompanies you on your hike to explain flora, fauna and culture. Whichever option you choose, you can be certain that you'll pass many picturesque waterfalls, plantations and caves. Local villagers will often greet you with ‘Jambo!’ and beaming smiles. Accommodation: Sipi falls resort Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Coffee tour and Travel to Kampala After a rich breakfast you'll be ready for a fantastic cultural experience of coffee farming. Sipi Falls is the home of Bugisu washed arabica coffee - one of the finest coffees in the world. You have the chance to learn the process of making this coffee, talk to the farmers, learning about the plantations and then roasting your own coffee to take home with you. The tour starts with a walk around the local area to see the coffee plantations to learn a little about the life of a coffee plant. If you're here during the harvesting season (usually around September) then you can also help pick and wash the coffee. After the coffee tour experience, you will return to the resort, freshen up and head back to the airport. Accommodation for tonight is not inclusive in the program. If you wish to depart tonight from Entebbe Airport, make sure your flight is at 10 pm or later. If you would like us to book one (or more) nights in Kampala and/or Entebbe, please let us know. Accommodation: Meal plan: Breakfast and Lunch.