Cultural Walk: This will give u a chance to have a taste of the Ugandan lifestyle. You will meet with locals of many different generations and see the way of life in this developing country. The highlights of this cultural include visit to traditional healers or medicine man. A visit to homes for a demonstration of a variety of food making skills such as how bananas are used for a children’s drink, to make beer and also the local spirit. Get the chance to interact with the local community, they will show you how they incorporate every day activities into dance.
Other culture highlights include: -The Nyero rock paintings near Nkumi (Eastern Uganda): The rock paintings are about 400 years old and they are said to be among the finest rock paintings in East-Africa.
- The Kabaka’s Trail offers a unique journey through Buganda’s rich heritage, shaped by the region’s kings and their descendants. The trail links a series of cultural sites, all of which are within easy reach of Kampala. Each can be visited on its own, or as part of the whole trail.
- The Ndere troupe: In efforts to save and conserve African heritage, Ndere Troupe performs a repertoire of more the 40 authentic Ugandan dances and songs accompanied by various indigenous instruments. The Troupe engages in various projects aimed keeping African generations educated about traditional entertainment. The troupe has toured extensively all over the world: Europe, USA, Canada, China, etc. They have live performances at center every Sunday afternoon.
- The Uganda Museum (founded in 1908) in Kampala is the oldest in East-Africa and has exhibits of traditional culture, archeology, history, science, and natural history.
- The Tombs of Buganda Kings (Kabaka) at Kasubi: The Tombs of the four last Buganda Kings (Kabaka) at Kasubi constitute a site embracing almost 30 ha of hillside within Kampala district. At its core on the hilltop is the former palace of the Kabakas of Buganda, built in 1882 and converted into the royal burial ground in 1884. The site has been proposed as a world heritage cultural site (UNESCO).
- Buhoma community village walk is a community-based initiative where you can meet the local Bakiga and Batwa community. The attractions in the area include: visit of a school, banana brewing, the handicraft site, medicinal healer, the Batwa project, the Orphan support project.
The coming of foreigners into Uganda namely the Europeans and Arabs to in the 18th century introduced, education and religion that changed the land scape of Uganda’s culture including the birth of the nation “Uganda”. Visit the Cathedrals – Rubanga and Namirembe, the Namugongo Martyrs shrine and the Mosques at – Kibuli and old Kampala.
Crown you trip with a visit to the craft shops for souvenirs. Popular ones include: Uganda arts and crafts village behind the national theatre, exposure Africa, on Buganda Road next to Daisy’s Arcade, Craft market on Gaba road Nsambya every Friday. Here you are dealing direct with artisans and can get yourself a good bargain.