Every tribe, every region in Uganda has its folktale, is an individual bedtime story to tell children over the many generations- past, current and future. But there are aspects now commonly shared across tribes, and once of those – the gomesi, a lady’s outfit with shoulders that stand in vertical pleats and a sash firmly wrapped around the waist, sure to add grace to the wearer, any wearer.
Be a part of Kwanjula: It doesn’t matter whose side you are on- prospective groom or bride; the mock battles, teasing and great food that come with a traditional introduction ceremony are an experience worthy of pursuit. Nyero Rock Paintings, The impressive rock paintings in Kumi near the village of Nyero provide indisputable evidence of artistic ability in this locale from ages past.
The rock face is decorated with ornate designs, canoes and zebras. Kasubi tombs, for those logging for historical enrichment, this logging will quickly be quenched at Kasubi hill. Location of the Kasubi tombs where all the Kings (or Kabakas) of Buganda Kingdom are buried. Four kings namely: Mutesa 1, Daudi Chwa, and Mutesa 11 are buried here. There are huge traditional reed and bark-cloth buildings. Embark on a pilgrimage: Join pilgrims on the 3rd of every year as they make their way to the Matryr’s Shrine in Namugongo to commemorate the 20 victims of the Kabaka Mwanga’s wrath – burnt alive by Kabaka for hanging onto their faith. Every time is party time: Uganda is one of the countries with the world’s youngest population. And you wonder why there is so much energy buzzing in the small towns, villages and the heart of the city? Ugandans need only the flimsiest of the excuses to party. Luwombo: This delightful dish is good enough reason on its own for on to keep coming back to Uganda. Usually made for special occasions like kwanjula or reserved for a special guest, the luwombo is chicken or beef boiled in wrapped banana leaves sans oils or additives A must- try, this once.