IGONGO CULTURAL CENTRE; A COLLECTION OF UGANDA’S PRE-HISTORIC CULTURE – UGANDA SAFARIS News
Formally unwrapped on the 23rd December 2011 by H.E the president of Uganda, Igongo Cultural Centre is a private initiative that aims at conserving and presenting the Cultures of south western Uganda. Well known for its cultural significance in the region, the center is located on Kampala-Masaka-Mbarara road just 12 km before Mbarara town. Not only does it offer a rich cultural heritage to Uganda safari visitors, it is a remarkable stop center to travelers on safari in Uganda heading to the destinations of the south west including Bwindi, Queen Elizabeth, Mgahinga national parks among others for gorilla tracking or wildlife safaris. Their modern furnished restaurant with a wide range of traditional cuisine like millet bread, matooke, the famous local sauce Eshabwe – prepared without fire among other varieties is a perfect lunch stop for travelers on Uganda visit. The Erijukiro museum is an exclusive offer of its own, it features the collections of all tribes of south western Uganda ranging from their pre historic settings to the contemporary life providing a rich product for cultural tourists on Safari to Uganda. The center also has a cultural village dotted with traditional cozy huts with nice décor worthy for relaxation, the theatre is a home to evening traditional performances which takes you back to the life of the local inhabitants – worth attending on Uganda safari. Igongo cultural center also has splendid gardens dotted with fine trees, grass, flowers, animal sculptures – the most notable is the famous ancient cow (Mayenje g’ Ishinjo) which caused a historical war between the Kingdoms of Ankole and Buhweju. These gardens provide a perfect ground for events and relaxation while on a safari in Uganda. The newly constructed Igongo Country hotel is a splendid outlook behind the cultural Museum on the foot hills of Rwenjeru hills providing a perfect overnight stay for visitors on Uganda safari. All the above offerings combine to make Igongo cultural center a by no means ordinary safari site thus worth of encountering on Uganda safari. Visiting this magnificent cultural center can be arranged along your Uganda wildlife safari .
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