Immerse yourself in the vibrant culture of the Ugandan people with an intimate look into their daily lives. Learn how to weave a basket, enjoy an authentic meal, and take in a jubilant dance performance—all while supporting improvements to local schools, health centers, and wells.
Your day begins with pickup from your Fort Portal hotel. With an expert, English-speaking guide behind the wheel, take a short drive to the rural village of Kyansimbi. After you're welcomed with open arms, make your way to the handicraft shop. Watch artisans work on goods that are sold to support their families, such as woven bowls, beaded necklaces, and masks carved of wood.
Next, head to the heart of the village—the kitchen—where you prepare and eat authentic Ugandan dishes. Traditional meals include foods like goat, sweet potatoes, and matooke, a starchy mash made of boiled plantains. Your lunch fuels you up for the second part of your day, which includes learning the indigenous art of basket weaving . Try your hand at making an intricate design like the ones on display in the craft shop.
You days concludes with an exuberant performance of Kitooro Olunyege dance. Watch as locals wearing straw skirts twist their hips, stomp their feet, and slam on wooden drums. If you're feeling bold, allow them to pull you up so you can learn a few moves yourself in front of the crowd. Make your back to your hotel knowing that the proceeds from this exhilarating experience.