Explore Lake Mburo community walks -Lake Mburo National Park community visits
Explore lake Mburo community walks – One of the lodges near Lake Mburo national park is passionate about conserving the local traditions and cultures of the Bahima people. They therefore have partnered up with a local family, close to the lodge, that has opened their doors to give the guests staying at the lodge or near the lodge a small insight into the way of life of a Bahima. You will learn about how to make the local ghee while listening to some of the women talk about their traditions and the cultures. Depending on the time of the tour you may even have the opportunity to milk some of the Ankole cows.
You can also drive to the nearby Igongo cultural museum to further study the culture of the Ankole people who are well known for the preservation of their long
Museum of South Western Uganda (Igongo cultural museum)
Explore lake mburo community walks – The Igongo Cultural Centre is located a few miles north of Mbarara on the Masaka to Mbarara road. Opened at Christmas 2011 by Ugandan President Museveni, the centre promotes the cultural heritage of south-west Uganda which is encompassed in the centre’s motto “Wisdom is rooted in the Past”. Within the centre, visitors can find the Eriijukiro museum ~ a tour of which takes around half an hour; Eitaramiro cultural village showing the evolution of typical Nyankore and Kigezi households; twenty two bed accommodation; restaurant (where you can try locally sourced traditional dishes of millet bread, matooke and ghee, along with a local drink made from millet or sorghum), the Nkwanzi craft and book shop and the Mbuuro gardens which feature historical sculptures of animals and people.
Visitors can explore how their grandparents lived with a collection of historical artifacts brought to life with clay models and featured presentations. The cultural village showcases a traditional homestead complete with real milk gourds, calabashes, hides and skins and a, fireplace together with grinding stones, millet, flour and farming tools. The Igongo Cultural Centre also features information about the ancient tribes and clans of Uganda.