Uganda is a country with the highest diversity of culture. Harvard University named it the most diverse country on earth. A multiplicity of ethnicity, languages, foods, people, beliefs and many other traditional norms comprise of Ugandan culture. Uganda cultural safaris will give you opportunities to explore; and enjoy the unexplored Uganda’s culture and the hidden treasure in learning it. Uganda has the most friendliest people in the region.
Entebbe International Airport is serviced by prominent international airlines. This ensures easy access from USA, Europe and elsewhere in Africa. Charter flights can be arranged between domestic tourist attractions. Kampala and Entebbe have excellent selection of international hotels, bustling malls stuffed with Banks, shops, restaurants, internet cafes and cinemas. Uganda has experienced a steady expansion of road, communications and other vital infrastructures. Most of them in the national parks and game reserves are dusty roads.
The country’s most ancient inhabitants, confined to the hilly southwest are the Batwa and Bambuti pygmies. The Bantu speaking kingdoms are Buganda, Bunyoro, Ankole and Tooro among others. In North Eastern Uganda lies the Karamojong culture of the Nilotics. The Rwenzori foothills are home to the Hardy Bakonjo while the Bagisu are from Mount Elgon. Each culture has its norms and beliefs which are very interesting.
In the central, southern and western parts of the country are occupied by the Bantu speaking majority and the eastern, northern and northwestern part of the country is occupied by the non-bantu speaking groups.
Iteso tradition relates that they originated in Sudan and moved to the south over the period of centuries. They live in the Teso-sub region, in the present district of Amurai, Soroti, Kumi, Tororo and Busia district. Feel the tradition of Ugandan people by visiting Uganda.
Langi people live in Lango sub-region, north of Lake Kyoga. The Lango is one of the tribes in Uganda and their population is 1.5 million according to 2002 census.
Acholi people are the ethnic group from the districts of Agago, Amuru, Gulu and Magwe from south Sudan. The Acholi are Luo people who came f northern Uganda, from the area now known as Bahr el Ghazal in South Sudan.
The Bagisu lives mainly in Mbale district of Uganda on the slopes of Mount Elgon. They have no tradition of an early migration from anywhere. They believe that Mundu and Sera are the names of their ancestors.
The Lugbara tribe are the ethnic group who mainly live in the West Nile region of Uganda and in the area of the Democratic Republic of Congo. The yare settled agriculturalist and subsisting primarily by shifting hoe cultivation.
Each tribe has unique culture and customs, music, dance and folktales. Each has unique foods and different ways of preparing the meals. Some tribes share a few words in the different languages with different meanings. Globalization and movement of people has led to mix up of foods over time. That unique element to the food will always remain. Like the occasions being served on, ingredients or even way of serving. The tribes have unique rites of passage, marriage and funeral rituals. Ganyana Safaris will make sure you enjoy your cultural tours in the Pearl of Africa.