5 Days Culture Safaris and Gorilla Trekking

The 5 Days Uganda Cultural Safari tour in Uganda with Gorilla trekking commences from Kampala and ends in Kampala. The 5 Days Uganda Cultural Safari tour features a blend of wildlife and gorillas. The Uganda safari tour involves a game walking safari in Lake Mburo National Park where the travellers can explore the Rothschild Giraffes, the Impala, Burchell's Zebra, the Topi, the elands among others, whole day experience with the Banyankole community exploring the Ankole long-horned cattle and its practices, the crop growing and extensive Banana plantations, the 1520AD eclipse monument and Eriijukiro museum tour at Igongo Cultural centre, and gorilla trekking at Bwindi impenetrable national park 

Day 1: Transfer from Kampala to Lake Mburo National Park for the 5 Days Uganda Cultural Safari tour

After morning breakfast, you will set off from Kampala to Lake Mburo national park to start your Uganda safari tour; making a stop at Uganda Equator for the picture moments and also lunch will be eaten at one of the restaurants at this place.  After lunch, you will continue your Uganda safari tour journey to go and check in at Lake Mburo national park and also do an evening game walk expecting to see animals like zebras, warthogs and impalas. Overnight at the lodge in Lake Mburo national park

Day 2: Banyankole Culture exploration on your 5 Days Uganda Cultural Safari tour

Today you will wake up very early in the morning to connect to the Enyemebwa centre to catch up with the herdsmen getting up to do the milking and their daily routine. You arrive and get the milking equipment including the tying rope and the milking pot to actively participate in the traditional hand milking of the Ankole long-horned cattle, from milking you participate in sick animal treating, caring for cows like brushing their body using the locally made fibre brush (Enkuyo) and set out to graze in the wilderness. You enjoy the stimulating sounds that are made by the herds men as they set out to the grazing field and be mesmerized by the cows know how to align themselves forming a line headed by those that have the special character of leading others.

You retreat back and visit the traditional hut where you find the women churning milk in the churning gourd, from here the guide can take you to explore the crop bit of it exploring the extensive banana plantations where you learn about various banana types and their respective use participate in pruning and weeding using local methods and then participate in initial arrangements for traditional lunch.  You take a break from that and rush to the well with red soil that is used for smearing the soil made water trough, smear the trough and fill it with water and then wait for the cattle to come and water them accordingly. You can opt to have a bull slaughtered and grilled traditionally for you where you can also have it alongside the delicious local sauce that is made without fire called Eshabwe. Join the women as they clean milk pots and smoking them with the help of handmade ceramic and specially chosen tree and grass Species, making crafts and calf pen arrangements. In the evening after the cows have settled in their Kraal, you attend the traditional performances including citations, dancing and singing. It is a whole day encounter that allows you to gain a deep immersion of the local Banyankole culture. Overnight and dinner at the lodge

Day 3: Igongo cultural centre & transfer to Bwindi impenetrable national par on your 5 Days Uganda Cultural Safari tour

After breakfast, you will transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park but before Bwindi, you will make a stop at Igongo Cultural Museum. The Uganda cultural tour to the Eriijukiro Museum exposes you to counts of collections of all tribes of southwestern Uganda dating back to their traditional era. You also enjoy the artworks including the impressive sculptures of ancient great men like the Muguta y’ Butaaho and the Ishe’ Katabaazi not forgetting the magical cow Mayenje g’ ishinjo which sparked off the war between Nkore and Buhweju. You continue on the drive to tour the 1520AD Eclipse monument overlooking the Igongo Cultural Center.

You can opt for a hill climb other than driving there which is a magical experience to encounter. You explore the great heritage attached to the eclipse monument. The Cows of Ankole kingdom had been totally confiscated by King Olimi I of Bunyoro and the Banyankole were starving. And then a wonder happened when King Olimi I was from raiding the cows of Rwanda and the total solar eclipse occurred when had reached Biharwe. He and his men thought that something terrible was going to happen to them and they abandoned the cows and run to Bunyoro. When the eclipse was over, the Banyankole found cows all over and they believed that they had been sent by God from heaven in response to their cries. Thus they called them “enduuga mwiiguru”. After the hike, you will eat lunch in Mbarara town and then continue you’re your journey to Bwindi for dinner and overnight

Day 4: Gorilla trekking in Bwindi impenetrable national park  and  Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi on your 5 Days Uganda Cultural Safari tour

In the morning, assemble at the park headquarters for a briefing from the park rangers about the dos and don’ts while with the gorillas. Proceed for the memorable adventure in the forest, an activity that may take 2-6 hours depending on the movement of the animals. Meet and stay with the animals for a maximum of one hour, then descend to the park headquarters and then to your Lodge for lunch and relaxation. After lunch, you will transfer to bunyonyi for overnight and dinner.

Day 5: Transfer back to Kampala and end your 5 Days Uganda Cultural Safari tour

After the morning break first, you will drive back to Kampala making a stopover at the equator where you will eat your lunch and also take more pictures plus buying of the local souvenirs.

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