Uganda arts and cultural tours
Arts and Culture Tours Uganda are not yet that common as a travel offer. Nevertheless, Ugandan art and culture scene is diverse. The country has over 50 indigenous tribes that belong to Bantu and Nilotic speaking people. Each has unique customs passed on from generations. Others evolve including art such as painting and music. In order to experience and learn about the evolution of Ugandan society, its problems and progress. Consider to do a cultural activity on your trip in Uganda.
Do not miss our arts and culture tours Uganda offer.
Possible activities we offer within our Arts and Culture Tours Uganda
- We connect you to our partner artists for drawing, painting theater and traditional music
- You can play guiter live and dance along with locals at a local market in Kampala (safe and fun).
- Staying with Ankole long horn cow family at Nshenyi village
- Visiting religious sites in Kampala city such as Bahai temple and Gaddafi mosque
- Village walks around national parks. This may include visiting traditional healer for his stunning metorphysics, basket weaving, banana beer activity, food preparation
- Visiting museums across the country such as Uganda national museum, Kabale museum, Igongo, great lakes museum
Short facts about the Uganda Museum
Rightly so, the Uganda Museum is the oldest museum in East Africa and houses objects of archeological, paleontological,historical and ethnographical nature.The museums key functions are; research, collection, documentation, and exhibition.
Museum was officially established in 1908 and opened to the public in a Sikh Temple at Lugards Fort on old Kampala hill.
In 1941 the museum moved to Makerere School of Fine Art, under the curatorship of Margret Trowel.
In 1954 the Museum moved to its present home at Kitante Hill next to Uganda Wildlife Authority Headquarters (UWA) and celebrated 100 years of existence in 2008. Source: https://www.gou.go.ug/content/culture-and-tribes
The Uganda National Theater
A place that artists feel most possessive about, the Uganda National Theater (Uganda National Cultural Center) accounts for the passion and growth of music in Uganda. It’s dedication to the arts, it’s advocacy and achievements since its inauguration in December, 1959 is incomparable.
That’s true and as musical and poetical as it gets every Monday with Jam Session featuring live band. The venue for stage performances attracts locals who give the session solidarity, artists that give it passion and travelers too are equally part of the open entertainment.
The cinema hall on some days is free entry or require tickets depending on the show being hosted. Check the bulletin board on which the notices may be posted for the next events. Or ask when the show starts.
About the Bahai Temple in Kampala
The Baháʼí Faith in Uganda started to grow in 1951 and four years later there were 500 Baháʼís in 80 localities, including 13 Baháʼí Local Spiritual Assemblies, representing 30 tribes, and had dispatched 9 pioneers to other African locations. Following the reign of Idi Amin when the Baháʼí Faith was banned and the murder of Baháʼí Hand of the Cause Enoch Olinga and his family, the community continues to grow though estimates of the population range widely from 19,000 to 105,000 and the community’s involvements have included diverse efforts to promote the welfare of the Ugandan people.
Igongo Museum and Country Hotel
Situated 12 km from Mbarara city, Uganda’s second largest urban area below the 1520 AD eclipse memorial Biharwe hill, Igongo Museum houses artifacts and photographs that depict the people of South Western Ugandan Ankole Kingdom. Explore the tribes of Ankole and their way of life such as Hima famous for the long horn cows and agrarians that till the soil. Furthermore, the museum exhibits glances on the history, political changes and modernization of agricultural operations in the region.
In addition, there’s Nkwanzi crafts market and Kahwa Kanuzire restaurant with an emphasis on light and healthful dishes for breakfast or lunch. Kahwa Kanuzire means “it is sweet to the finish and leaves you wanting more.” Enjoy delicious traditional Ankole dishes such as Akaro and Eshabwe as well as continental cuisine.
Just contact us with your special wishes about what to see.