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5 Days Great Apes Safari
This safari, takes you to the thickly forested areas in Uganda with forests like Kibale having the highest number of primate species in Africa and Bwindi impenetrable forest with half the population of the worlds remaining highly endangered Mountain Goril

8 Days Wanderlust Safari
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Mt. Mgahinga National Park and Queen Elizabeth National park.

6 Days African Big Five Safari
Destinations: Ziwa Rhino sanctuary, Murchison falls’ National Park and Kidepo Valley National Park.

11 Days Gorilla and Tanzania Safari
Our journey to the Mountain Gorilla land starts at 6:30 am soon after your breakfast. It takes us southwestwards passing through the equator in Masaka, to Mbarara town known as the ‘land of milk’.

 

Entanda – a cultural experience in Uganda

    Entanda – a cultural experience in Uganda
    From a distance, visitors can hear the merry sounds of the African drums,

    Uganda also boasts 650 designated cultural heritage sites and monuments identified as significantly valuable, with two UNESCO world heritage sites, and eight others pending approval. One of our favourites is the Entanda Traditional Hunting and Cultural Experience, which lies just 60km to the west of the capital, Kampala, and offers an experience that cannot be found anywhere else in Africa.

    From a distance, visitors can hear the merry sounds of the African drums, which become louder as Entanda draws nearer. The traditional music, with local people dancing along welcomes visitors to Entanda

    The people of Entanda serve a buffet of fresh organic fruits from their gardens as part of a warm welcome. Everything is sweet – jackfruit, sugarcane, watermelon, guavas, passion fruit, paw-paw, sweet bananas and soursop fruit are offered aplenty, and visitors are encouraged to pack some. Visitors can enjoy local games, bow and arrow shooting competitions, catapult shooting, or learn how to play the sekitulege (Berimbeau music bow) – a local musical instrument that is over six centuries old.

    Visitors are also taken through the hills, wetlands, forests, homesteads and gardens, searching for animals. The locals show how everything is done from carrying spears, nets, pangas, and horns. The locals will identify the various animals found here but there is no killing to allow the animal populations to recover after years of hunting.The community has started to look at the animals differently and value them.

    While the men are out ‘hunting’, female visitors stay behind with the local women who take them to the gardens to harvest food. They prepare the food together using traditional methods, and cook it while they wait for the ‘husbands’ to return. As the food cooks on the fire, the visitors are guided by the ssenga (auntie) to the bush to learn about marriage and home management. The senior ssenga shares her secret for happily staying married for 50 years and counting. She teaches visitors the traditional ways of looking after a husband, how to use certain local herbs to treat the sick, and how to manage a home in a typical Kiganda tradition. Bed matters are thoroughly discussed, and interesting discussions normally ensue.

    When finally the men return from ‘hunting’, tired and hungry, the food is served, hot and steaming. Everyone sits on the floor and uses their bare hands to eat. After lunch the Kojja (uncles) talk about marriage issues with the men. This discussion is extremely exciting as Kojjas share a combined experience of over 140 years in home management!

    After lunch visitors can choose to learn more about local medicinal wine processing and testing, they can join the herdsmen for an afternoon of looking after the animals and milking the cows or they can do traditional tea processing. If the visitors can form a football team, the final activity is always a soccer match between the villagers and the visitors. For fairness, both ladies and gentlemen join in. If the visitors win the match, they are provided with goats to roast while they party with the community.

     

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