21 DAYS CULTURAL TOUR

Day1: Arrival.
You will have an exciting welcome entertainment from at the Ndere Centre in Kampala. You will see how dancers wiggle their bodies to the beautiful beats of the traditional instruments Dinner and overnight at Serena Hotel or Holiday Express
Day 2: Visit to the cultural sites.
After Breakfast, you will visit cultural sites around Kampala. These sites include Kasubi tombs where Buganda kings and royals are buried, Kabaka’s Palace, Kabaka’s lake, Nagalabi coronation site, Nakasero Green Market, Mulago Hospital, Uganda Museum, Cultural Market, Bahai temple, Namugongo shrines and many other interesting sites. You will learn the real history of what happened in Buganda, the transformations they have gone through and how different cultures interact without conflicting with one another.
Dinner and overnight at Serena Hotel or Holiday Express
Day 3: Cultural training at Ndere troupe.
Wake up to an early breakfast, then go to Ndere centre for a one day workshop. You will get to know about the different cultural activities among which include cooking traditional foods, traditional dancing, dressing in traditional attire and courtship the Ugandan style.
Dinner and overnight at Serena Hotel or Holiday Express
Day 4: Be part of the competitions at Ndere Troupe.
After a morning breakfast, you will drive back to the Ndere Cultural center and be part of various competitions. Winners will be awarded prizes and certificates. You will have an evening entertainment by the Ndere troupe.
Dinner and overnight at Serena Hotel or Holiday Express
Day 5: Travel to the Eastern part of the country.
After an early breakfast, you will drive to the East and visit the White Nile the longest river in Africa. You will visit the mighty Bujagali falls and get a chance to see the real sparkling white water of the Nile as it paves its way through the stones and also listen to the mysteries that surround the Bujagali falls. Have lunch at Sunset Hotel then drive to Tororo in the afternoon
Dinner and overnight at Tororo Rock Hotel
Day 6: Climb the Tororo Hill.
Wake up to have breakfast, and then hike the Tororo Rock hill. You will visit the ancestral cave and the various Rock paintings. Lunch at the Hotel and have an afternoon entertainment by the local community group.
Dinner and overnight at Tororo Rock Hotel
Day 7: Transfer to Kampala.
After breakfast you will transfer to Kampala where you will reach late I the afternoon. Dinner and overnight at Serena Hotel or Holiday Express
Day 8: Travel to Murchison Falls National Park.
After breakfast, you will drive to Murchison Falls National Park; have a brief stop in Masindi Town for lunch at Masindi Hotel. You will then proceed to the Park.
Dinner and overnight at Para safari Lodge or Sambiya River Lodge

Day 9: Visit the Murchison Falls.
Visit the Murchison falls after breakfast. These are the most exciting falls in East and Central Africa and it’s from theses falls that the park derives its name after these falls. You will be able to see how and where the world's longest river explodes violently through a narrow cleft in the Rift Valley escarpment to plunge into a frothing pool 43m below. Wildlife populations have greatly recovered; in the Borassus grassland to the North of the Nile, elephant, buffalo, giraffe and a variety of antelope are regularly encountered on game drives, while the lions are seen with increasing frequency.
After lunch, you will take a boat cruise to the bottom of the falls. This is an exciting cruise with lots of game to see such as hippos, the most feared Nile crocodiles, elephants and the lovely bird species along. You will have an evening relax and listen to the African evening stories told by the local guides.
Dinner and overnight at Para safari Lodge or Sambiya River Lodge

Day 10: Travel to Hoima.
After breakfast, you will proceed to Hoima and visit the Kings Palace. Have lunch at Kolping hotel where the Entogoro cultural dancers will entertain you. In the Afternoon proceed to Fort Portal.
Dinner and overnight at Primates Lodge Kibale or Mountains of the Moon Hotel
Day 11: Cultural Tours.
Today, you will have activities which include visiting the Toro Kings Palace. Visit Karambi Tombs, the Kings burial grounds. You will have lunch at the Hotel and enjoy the entertainment by the Batoro Cultural dancers. Then later proceed to Crater Valley Kibale (CVK).
Dinner and overnight at Primates Lodge Kibale or Mountains of the Moon Hotel
Day 12: Chimpanzee tracking.
Have an early cup of tea and prepare for the next activity which is chimp trekking. Kibale forest is the most accessible of Uganda's major rainforests. Kibale is home to 13 primate species, including red colobus and L’Hoest monkey. The major attraction at Kibale is to track habituated chimps, which are more closely related to humans than to any other living creature. They are tremendous fun to watch as they squabble and play in fruiting trees. You will have lunch at Mantana Luxury tented camp; and then transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park.
Dinner and overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge or Institute of Ecology
Day 13: Game drives
Have an early cup of tea and go for a morning game drive in the park. These early morning game drives reward you with good sights of game. This park is well known for its open savannah, rainforest, from dense papyrus swamps and brooding crater lakes to the vastness of Lake Edward that is the very reason why the park boasts one of the highest biodiversity ratings of any game reserve in the world. Almost 100 mammal species and a remarkable 606 bird species makes this superb safari, with elephant, a profusion of hippos, the elusive giant forest hog and Uganda Kob all regularly sighted around the tourist village on the Mweya Peninsula which also boasts a marvelous waterfront setting in the shadow of the Rwenzori Mountains. In the afternoon you will take a launch cruise on Kazinga channel.
Dinner and overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge or Institute of Ecology
Day 14: Visit Katwe Salt Works.
You will have another morning game drive and in the afternoon you will visit the Katwe salt works. See the indigenous technological way of extracting salt and experience how men and women extract the salt locally.
Dinner and overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge or Institute of Ecology
Day 15: Participate in Community activities.
After breakfast, you will travel to Bunyaruguru and join the local women and men in the preparation of a rural wedding ceremony. You will all be required to get involved in these activities which include peeling bananas, fetching fire wood, constructing sheds, fetching water from the streams, and any other activities that will be identified. Your group will be divided into smaller groups and each undertaking different activities. The activities will be told to you and you will be free to choose where interest lies. You will go back to the Hotel in the evening.
Dinner and overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge or Institute of Ecology
Day 16: Wedding ceremony preparations.
Have breakfast at Mweya Safari lodge, and then drive to the wedding site. You will again join the local people in the activities of the day which include cooking, Preparing the reception, Decorating, preparing the cake, welcoming guests, serving and being served. Go back to the lodge for Dinner and overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge or Institute of Ecology
Day 17: Travel to Mbarara.
You will spend the whole day at Rutoto Primary School interacting with the students and teachers at the school. This school was built as the result of the proceedings from Queen Elizabeth National Park. You will be able to interact with the school children, the youth, women and men. This day is for sharing experiences and visiting some homes and gardens. You will then proceed to Mbarara town. Overnight and dinner at Lake View Regency Hotel or Agip motel
Day 18: Travel to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.
Wake up in the morning after breakfast and travel to Bwindi Impenetrable forest, the home of gorillas. This is an ancient rainforest; one of the few in Africa. Gorilla trekking is surely the most exciting and emotional wildlife encounter that Africa offers. The park has 90 mammal species, including 11 primates, of which the black and white colobus, with its lovely flowing white tail is prominent. The forest birding ranks with the best in Uganda, with 23 highly localized Albertine Rift endemics present.
Dinner and overnight at gorilla forest camp or Buhoma community Bandas

Day 19: Gorilla Trekking.
You will have a whole day gorilla trekking which is a very nice activity though challenging activity therefore ensures physical fitness. It involves walking in the wilderness in search of these great apes. There are four groups found in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park (Mubare, Habinyanja, Nkuringo and Rushegura). You will have an evening entertainment by the Batwa people. These people were once recognized as the owners of the high montane forest.
Dinner and overnight at gorilla forest camp or Buhoma community Bandas
 
Day 20: Travel back to Mbarara.
Have a morning breakfast and then travel back to Mbarara have lunch enroute. You will get there in the evening and be entertained by the Banyankole cultural dancers with the ekitaguriro dance.
Overnight at Lake View Regency Hotel or Agip Motel
Day 21: Drive to Lake Mburo National Park.
After breakfast, you will drive to Lake Mburo National Park for a game drive and then proceed to Kampala. You will have a lunch stop at Hotel Brovad Masaka and also do some shopping at the Cultural Center handcrafts. Reach Kampala late in the afternoon for your flight back home.