THE BEAUTIFUL CEREMONY OF THE BAGISU CULTURE-UGANDA SAFARIS
The bagisu are people form eastern Uganda who settled down on the western slope of Mount Elgon. They believed to have originated from mountains. According to them, their forefather Masaba appeared from a cave in the same Mountain (Mount Elgon), Masaba also a local name for the mountain is said to still be living on the upper slope of the mountain and that he still holds several meeting which is portrayed by stones laid inform of chairs and table. The beauty of the mountain as attracted safari visits to Uganda.
The Bagisu are among the few tribes practicing circumcision which is also known as imbalu. They legend behind the circumcision is that, there was a Mugisu man who had a record of reducing his neighbors’ wives and therefore he was taken before the committee of elders who ordered that he should be castrated as punishment and warning. Their plan backfired when the offender recovered and went back to his old ways of seducing other men’s wives even more than before his was circumcised. After seeing this, his haters also decided that they too should be circumcised in order to compete the sexual favors.
The circumcision is an important occasion in the Bagisu society, a boy will undergo ritual of passage to manhood that includes the entire local community. The circumcision age is between 16 to 25 years and anybody in the age range can announce his intention in May or June and spend the rest of the months organizing for the ceremony in August. Therefore come and experience the culture of Uganda and increases your safaris in Uganda
During the ceremony, the boys to be circumcised will have their faces plastered in ash and they are stripped half naked below the waist on the way to the circumcision ground where they line up in front of the crowd of family and friends both male and female where the ritual is done therefore safaris to Uganda will give you the chance to engage in is cultural event and have a good memory to take home
Circumcision is believed to increase the sexual drive of a man and also a passage to Adulthood. A man who is not circumcised is considered young and do not give his views in public. This activity is done almost yearly and Uganda safari gives you a chance to enjoy the event.
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