fortportal Food & Art Cultural Immersion Day Tour

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.

Experiences:
Attractions
Art and History
Farmers Market
Landmarks
Nightlife
Outdoor Activities
Shopping
Workshops
Other
Languages spoken: english, rutooro
Recommended gear: out door
Included in price: Guided tour of Kyansimbi Village Cooking, craft, and basket-weaving demonstrations Traditional dance performance Lunch Roundtrip transportation to and from your Fort Portal hotel Live tour commentary provided in English
Not Included in price: Meals not listed as Inclusions
Additional Information: You must be able to walk up to 5 miles (8 km). Maximum group size is 8 people. Proceeds from this tour support the improvement of local infrastructure, including schools, health centers, and water wells. Hotel pickup is available from most centrally located Fort Portal hotels. Please arrange pickup from your hotel or a nearby location when you call to confirm your reservation. Please be ready and waiting in your hotel lobby 15 minutes prior to your scheduled pick-up time.
Refund policy : full refund if tour not done
Availability : all year round