If you’re staying in the Rwenzori foothills, you can join the cultural dance events. These evening events last two hours and are a perfect display of the Rwenzori culture. It is a mix of cultural dances, cultural demonstrations, local snacks, and drinks. The event enables visitors to have fun with the locals in Ruboni village, at Nyakalengijo. It is an opportunity to explore locally as you learn the indigenous people’s way of life.
If you attend this event, you will have a chance of discovering some of the hidden cultural secretes of the Ugandan Bakonzo people. You can dance, sing, or learn how to play the different musical instruments in some of the interesting workshops that can be easily arranged during the event.
The event is a daily evening activity for the locals where the visitors are allowed entrance, for all the two hours in the evening. This two hours event starts from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Special arrangements are possible under which you can be allowed to join this even earlier in the day.
The activity is divided in three parts. On arrival, guests will be welcomed to a collection of different songs and instruments, being played by the local women and men. At each stage, the dancers will translate the meaning and cultural purpose of the song or dance.
Guests will then be welcomed to participate in the music themselves if they wish (optional). It is your choice. This allows you to do everything the locals have been doing for hundreds of years. After the training, all guests will be treated to a drink of their choice. The drink time is also the best time to go to the crafts shop to see some of the souvenirs on sale, in case you need to support the community members in this line. After the drink, retire to your accommodation
Price per person: USD 20.00
- Entrance fee
- A glass of local drink (optional)
- Attending the dance
- The drumming lesson
- Transport to and from the event
- Accommodation in case you want to spend a night
- Gifts and tips or other extras during the event (optional)
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:
- Insect repellant
- Hat and sun cream
- Layers and waterproof jackets (climate is changeable)
- longsleeved shirt and pants.
- Camera for pictures
- Changed cash at hand for entrance and gift purchase