Uganda, Rwanda Cultural Tours
Culture Safari — Meet The Locals
Meet the locals and trade an afternoon siesta for an authentic local culture encounter with village life, adding a meaningful layer to your safari experience and sharing the benefits of cultural tourism with local communities.
Meet The Locals — Uganda Culture Safari Encounters
For most Rwanda and Uganda safari travelers, wildlife viewing takes center stage. But for a cultured traveler, these two countries’ cultural heritage is as impressive as the wild and natural one. East Africa is the cradle of humanity that has seen foreign colonialists, traders, and religious influencers come and leave behind big cities, mysterious ruins, new languages, and architecture.
Uganda cultures are varied and manifold, consisting of various tribes with unique indigenous and foreign-influenced characteristics. Like most of East African, Uganda’s culture is expressed in its arts and crafts, folklore, religion, clothing, cuisine, music, and languages. Even though the cultures are widely diverse, they are also, when closely studied, seen to have many similarities.
For example, the morals they uphold, love, and healthy respect culture the aged and cultural rulers like kings and chiefs.
Uganda’s fascinating human heritage is all too often overlooked or crammed into a contrived evening show at a campfire. Meet the locals and trade an afternoon siesta for an authentic local cultural encounter with village life, adding a meaningful layer to your Uganda safari experience and sharing the benefits of cultural tourism with local communities. This is not about attending a manufactured performance or unwittingly intruding on someone’s life. Meet the locals offers an authentic and evocative taste of Rwanda and Uganda culture within a safari context.
Uganda Culture Safari Itineraries
What Our Guests Say About Us
My son and I spent two weeks experiencing the magic that is Uganda and we will never forget our time there. Truly a priceless experience. I could talk about those experiences for pages -- the friendly people, the beautiful Nile River where we did whitewater rafting, the two lions we saw in a tree, the elephant who told us to back-off a bit, the chimpanzee group w/whom we spent a morning, and the majestic mountain gorillas who let us into their community for a visit. And on and on. Read more
In November 2020, we travelled Uganda as a couple in a 4*4 Jeep. Considering the difficult time we are all in, we were especially happy about the level of service we experienced. If you have a negative COVID-19 test beforehand, you can travel Uganda with no problem. During our travel we felt very safe: all staff wore masks, if you enter buildings (Lodges, Banks etc.) or parks you have to sanitize your hands and your temperature will be taken. All in all, we felt safer than in Europe - as everybody was very considerate about our health. Read More
Don’t miss out on this unique experience. Our guide with Nkuringo Walking Safaris, Richard was excellent. We had an informative and unique walk down the mountain from Kisoro to Lake Mutanda. We walked through villages and saw families actively working their farms. Children along the way were delightful. The walk is easy. Once we arrived at the lake we got into canoes with Boatman David and his son. They took us across the lake ( a very big lake) to Chameleon Hill Lodge. The dugout canoe was very comfortable with padded seats to lean against. You can help paddle or not. It was a peaceful and beautiful tour of the lake. Highly recommended adventure. Read More
My husband and I had a week vacation, which is not a lot given all the things we wanted to do/see. Nkuringo organized our trip to make the most of this week. The trip was flawlessly organized. Time-management was perfect. They were flexible and accommodating, all our needs were met and we felt listened to, it was a truly customized experience. Our guide (Darrick) was amazing, he was knowledgable, very informative, and very flexible too! He also went above and beyond to make sure we experienced the things we were showing interest on. We are truly happy with Nkuringo and will recommend to friends and family. Read More
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Please make sure you have your facemask on when in contact with animals, especially the endangered creatures. Without a negative PCR Covid Test, you’ll not be allowed into the destination. You’ll spend most of your time in open spaces away from human crowds, with that there’s minimal to no infections of the COVID virus. See out COVID-19 Travel Updates.
Flexible booking terms
Get a 100% refund on cancelation 40 days before your trip. Your Uganda culture safari booking can be extended up to 12 months ahead with no extra fees, in case of any emergency (based on accommodation availability). Reservations are accepted after we receive a 30% deposit on the trip and the full payment for gorilla tracking and chimp tracking permits for each tour participant. For more details on our booking terms, please read our Terms and Conditions.