Uganda Tourism

Uganda is strategically located in the heart of African continent and for long time, Uganda is uplifted in terms of tourism due to her rich culture. Uganda is endowed with many tribes with a variety of different indigenous languages.
Uganda tourism is boosted by her rich music, dance, drama, art and craft and many art and craft centres have been put in place along many roads in Uganda for example Mpambire drum centre, at Uganda Equator: art and craft among others.

In south western Uganda, there are the Batwa and Bambuti Pygmies, these are the most entertaining centre and locally known as the keepers of the forest. The batwa and Bambuti pygmies are hunter and fruit gatherers for most of their life time and stay in their forests for long.

Cultures that once occupied much of East Africa to leave behind a rich legacy of rock paintings, such as at the Nyero Rock Shelter near Kumi town.

The Baganda dominates the central region under his highness the Kabaka of Buganda-  Currently, Buganda has Ronald Mutebi II was crowned the 36th Kabaka of Buganda in 1993 after his father Sir Edward Mutesa II died in exile.
According to Buganda tribe, a man could marry more than one wife and the more wives the man had, the high prestige and more children are expected to be born.

Children in Buganda are a sign of blessings and a source of human labour, security and prestige among others.
Buganda being the centre of the country, it hosts other tribes who move from their mother land to settle for jobs, better facilities among others.

The eastern region is another diverse area comprised of a number of different tribal groups including; Bagisu, Basamia/Bagwe, Basoga, Bagwere, Iteso, Japadhola, and the Sebei among others. Apart from other groups, the Basoga present a distinctive kingship in eastern Uganda with their King locally known as Kyabazinga. Busoga region is gifted by nature as the source of the River Nile is found in the region. Among other tourist attractions include; the Bujagali falls, the amazing relief and so on.

There is mountain Elgon which is surrounded by the Bagishu who are the indigenous of the region. Circumcision among the Gishu is a major aspect as it introduced a person from boyhood to man hood. The event is compulsory to every male person and whoever tries to dodge circumcision is considered a coward and is isolated.

The northern region is also a melting pot of quite a number of tribes including; Acholi, Langi, Alur, Kakwa, and Lugbara among others. This region comprises of the Acholi and Langi in the north, Alur, Lugbara and Madi in west Nile region. Like most of the regions, Langi and Acholi regions predominantly depend on agriculture as their economic activity with millet and sorghum serving as staple foods.

Alongside batwa and Bakonjo, the western region is also composed of other tribes like; Bakonjo/Bamba, Batooro, Banyoro, Banyankore, Bakiga, Bafumbira and Bachwezi among others.

Over 75% of the Uganda safaris go to western part of the country because this is where almost 80% of the tourist attractions are found and among them include Queen Elizabeth national Park which hosts a variety of animals and birds, Semliki National park famously known for amazing hot springs, Lake Mburo National Park in Mbarara, Mgahinga and Bwindi Impenetrable National Parks which protects the world’s chief tourist attraction known as Mountain Gorillas.