Safaris in Uganda
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Discover Uganda Safaris  and more diverse tourism products with Abeam Safaris in Uganda. We arrange safaris and tours including gorilla trekking safaris, birding tours, nature / guided walks, wildlife game viewing, mountain climbing, religious tours, cultural tours and other custom-guided Uganda tours. We ensure that the client has a memorable safari while touring with Us.

We are an indigenous owned Uganda safaris and tour company; our strength is derived from the qualified and experience managers who have been in the Tourism Industry for the last fifteen years. Our services are cost effective and cater for your all categories of Safaris needs ranging from Budget, Medium and top of the range class. We tailor our Safaris; let our clients directly participate in planning the safari.

Uganda Cultural Tours – Uganda Tours to Major Cultural Sites, Historical Sites, Religious Sites and Royal Heritage Sites.

Uganda has one of the unique cultural tourism culture in Africa , involve of 30 plus languages. Cultural tourism development gives the local people to benefit from income generated from tourism. Uganda has been at the forefront of promoting cultural harmony, peace and international understanding get to know and learn the Uganda peoples; their traditions, customs and ways of life of each ethnic group. These customs are kept alive by many colorful ceremonies marking specific historical events or celebrating the seasons of the year. Spontaneous dancing and music are a typical way of life in Uganda. The presence of the Karamojong, traditional pastralists whose lifestyle and culture is reminiscent of the renown Masaai, and in the Northwest by a patchwork of agricultural people whose Nilotic language and cultures are rooted in what is now Sudan. The Rwenzori foothills are home of the Bakonjo, who hunting shrines are dedicated to a one – legged, one-armed, one eyed pipe-smoking spirit. While the Bagisu of Mout Elgon region are known for the colorful Imbalu ceremony, an individual initiation to manhood that peaks in activity in and around august of every even numbered year.

Kampala tourist sites
Kasubi Tombs – this one of the oldest sites that has been in existence for more than 100 years, its highly rated and listed by UNESCO as a world heritage site. This is the burial site for the kingdoms Kings of Buganda, Mutesa 1, Mwanga II, Daudi Chwa II and Edward Mutesa II are buried here… The grass thatched site , is made from local materials gathered by the communities of the kingdom, however in the mother of May 2010, it was burnt down by unknown pewrson so the rebuilding is already taking place with the \help of UNESCO. The materials shall be modern that are resistance to fires, though the various original artifacts of Buganda Kingdom will not return as it used to be before it was burnt.

Naggalabi – Buddo coronation site is where the Kabakas (kings) of Buganda have been crowned for the last 700 years. All the Buganda accession ceremonies take place on this Buddo Hill because it was there that Kintu, the first Kabaka of Buganda, killed his brother Bemba and declared himself King in the 13th Century. This most important site in Ganda culture, and lies at the heart of the Buganda Kingdom. The coronation of Ssabasajja Kabaka Ronald Kimera Mutebi II that was attended by thousands of people took place at Naggalabi on 31st July 1993. The site has a very good panoramic view of the surrounding areas.

.Kabakas Lake this is the Buganda King’s lake found near Mengo just behind the Kings palace at Lubiri. It was dug-out during the reign of ‘Kabaka’ Mwanga in the 1880s. The purpose of digging out this lake was to link it to Lake Victoria through a channel as an escape corridor, the lake now is used for social sporting activities for the kingdom and that people come together to compete on local boats, it was also a centre where the king leaves his palace for a walk with one of his wife in the evening after his duties..

Kings Palace (Bulange Mengo) Bulange is the official residence of the King of Buganda, largest residential palace on Kabakanjagala Road, with a straight road running parliamentary building. Several giant tortoises live here, this official residence shall be soon hosting acouple of tourism activities like the Zoo, for purposes of short stay visitors can visit before returning to the countries.

Martyr’s shrine Located to the East of Kampala city, Namugongo Martyrs shrine is a renowned historical site where more than 20 new Christian converts were condemned to death by the orders of Kabaka Mwanga II on the 3rd of June 1896. Visits to this site enables one see artifacts and know the stories about Uganda Martyrs. In Uganda today 3rd June is a public holiday to commemorate the execution of the Martyrs and also today the Catholics and Protestants have established churches here.

Bahai Temple its one of the temple of the Bahai faith in Africa, construction of the Uganda House of Worship is located on Kikaya Hill outside the city of Kampala. The construction began in 1958 and was completed in 1962. The interior woodwork and colored glass windows create a vibrant hall of ambers, blues, greens and whites. When the nine large entrance doors are opened, the interior appears to merge with the sun-drenched fields and blue and white skies-a reminder of the oneness of God’s creation.

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Western Uganda

Karambi Tombs This place where the two kings of Tooro, Daudi Kyebambe (Kasagama) and George Kamurasi Rukidi II. This kingdom of Toro arose in the early 19th century when Prince Kaboyo, son of Kyebambe, the ruler of Bunyoro rebelled against his father. The tombs are located 5 Km from Fort Portal town on the Fort Portal- Kasese road.

Amabere Ga Nyinamwiru( Nyinamwiru’s breasts)
This is locate off Budibujo road 9km from Fort Portal town in Nyakasura, This is a legend told story of a beautiful girl called Nyinamwiru, daughter of Bukuku. Nyinamwiru is believed to have misbehaved and the punishment to her was cutting off her breasts. It‘s believed that the origin comes from the first king called Ruhanga (creator) and his brother Nkya who started the Tembuzi dynasty of Bunyoro-kitara.

Nkya had four children: Kintu, Kaira, Kahuma and Kakama. Ruhanga and Nkya returned to the heaven and left Kakama Twale to succeed Nkya as ruler. Kakama also disappeared and was succeeded by his son Baba. This last one was succeeded by his son Ngonzaki who in turn was followed by his son Isaza. Isaza married Nyaminyoga’s daughter, god of the underground world and they had a child called Isimbwa .Isaza disappeared like his fore father as he was following his cows which had had gone to the underground world. When Isaza reached the underground world, he failed to get back When Ndahura grew up; he started looking after cattle of the Herdsmen. One day when Ndahura brought his cattle to drink water at the valley he met with the Bukuku‘s herdsmen who asked him to allow the king’s cattle to drink first before the water get contaminate but Ndahura opposed to that idea and the herdsmen decided to report it to the king (Bukuku) who decided to go and see that notorious boy who doesn’t respect the king.

Eastern Uganda

• Nyero Rock paintings is site with a three tiered rock shelters having primitive paintings on their inner surfaces is situated in Ngora rock near Kumi. The Archaeologically site is of a later Iron Age period of the primitive man on earth that also existed in this part of the country. The makers of the paintings cannot be traced however the ingenuity in which they were painted demonstrates a high degree of appreciation of their aesthetic values 300 years ago.

Traditional music, dance and drama
o appreciate the rich music and dance in Uganda requires one to understand the difference among the people that make up Uganda’s Population. While today we speak of some 33 different tribes with fathomless repertoire of rhythms, melodies, styles, dances, poetry, crafts, and languages, originally Africa was inhabited by three distinct ethnic groups: the pygmoids (who awere called bushment), the negroids, and Hamites. The interaction and intermarriage among these people resulted into different secondary cultures. Among the still existing traditional music, dance and drama tribe, here are the selected few in Uganda.
• Baganda: the king is the head of the kingdom and he is the main architect of traditional music, dance and drama.Baganda music cuts across vibrant dances such as Amagunja, Nankasa and Bakisimba using music instruments such as drums and xylophones This tribe is the most dominant in Uganda and mostly found in central region of the country. To them the music is a uniting factor to the people and calling them during difficult times. Some of the music is played during performance of witchcraft in the shrines.

• Abamassaba and Bagisu This tribe occupies the slopes of Mt. Elgon and surrounding areas. This tribes posses perhaps the most entertaining music and dance drama during the circumcision festivals. This is usually marked by cultural rituals with processions by the community members. The Bagishu believe that boys can only be initiated to manhood through circumcision.

•Acholi and Langi, tribes hail from Northern Uganda and are renowned for the Larakaraka (speed) dance accompanied by the known ‘Okeme’ (thumb piano) to spice up the ceremony. The vocals of these people are akin to the Congolese traditions.

• Banyankole is a Bantu group found in the western part of Uganda; there tradition is mainly the love for the long horned cattle for milk and meat. They are divided into two groups, the pastoralists (Bahima) and Agriculturalists (Bairu).The Banyankole have a rich cultural tradition that make them a class of tribe in marriages, initiation, music, dance and drama, this done during the ceremonies that entertain guests.

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