Rwenzori scenery, nature, and culture (one day)

Introduction:

This is a full-day activity in the Rwenzori foothills that showcases the community’s local ways of life, nature in the unique forests, and landscapes on the mountains and foothills offering great scenery. It is a package with four independent activities that allow the guest to explore through the whole day. It is easy to add to a longer trip, for those planning a long safari in Uganda. To get the best out of this one-day experience, you will preferably spend one night, either before or after the day of exploration. The choice of the night to spend at the base camp will be determined by the distance of travel on the day before or after the experience.

Activity 1 – From your lodge, wake up early morning for breakfast. You will then take an early morning nature walk of your choice. This can either be a forest walk or a hill climb walk to take the scenery on the Rwenzori foothills. After the walk, return to an early lunch and relax.

Activity 2 – This afternoon you will participate in the cultural village walk. The village walk leads you to the community center where the community converges every evening to celebrate their local culture and other local cultural values.

Activity 3 – During the time at the community center, you will attend the local cultural festival. It is a collection of cultural music, dances, songs, with interpretations showcasing the Bakonzo culture on the Rwenzori Mountains. If interested, guests are also invited to participate or learn how to play the different musical instruments, sing or dance along with the local community members. It is a true moment of excitement and has been a highlight for most visitors who come to Rwenzori.

Activity 4 – After the dance, you’re welcomed to the drinking time where you will share a local drink and then retire back to your accommodation for dinner and overnight.

Price per person: USD 60.00

Includes:

  • 2 meals (Lunch and dinner)
  • 2 guided community walks
  • 1 Entrance and participation in the cultural festival
  • 1 local drink of choice

Excludes:

  • Accommodation (can be added on request)
  • Breakfast
  • Transport to and from the destination (can be added on request)

Important Note: Do you want this holiday for you or for someone else? You may want to buy this holiday for your friend or loved ones. Please contact us and we will give you great offers in a gift certificate that allows you to give/ receive this short trip as a wonderful gift to/ from your friend.

Those willing to spend a night; luxury, midrange or budget accommodation can be easily booked with us separately.

What to bring:

  • Walking shoes or boots as it can get muddy on the nature trails
  • Insect repellant
  • Hat and sun cream
  • Layers and waterproof jackets (climate is changeable)
  • Cash for tips and gift purchases
  • Drinks and snacks can be purchased
  • Binoculars for bird watching (optional)
  • Refillable water bottle
  • waterproof plastic bag to protect cameras etc