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IGONGO CULTURAL CENTER TO OPEN A COUNTRY HOTEL AND INAUGURATE THE 1520AD ECLIPSE MONUMENT – UGANDA SAFARI NEWS:
Positioned over 12km from Mbarara town the largest town in the sub region and over 272km from Kampala – the country’s capital, Igongo cultural center is a paradise for heritage of South Western Uganda that is normally sought for while on safari in Uganda.
Being located on a perfect highway that connects Kampala to the Uganda safari destinations of south western Uganda like Bwindi Impenetrable and Mgahinga known for gorilla trekking, Queen Elizabeth National Park and Lake Bunyonyi, Igongo cultural center is a great stop center for many travellers. They normally make a stop to have lunch at its famous Kahwa Kanuzire restaurant before transferring to their respective destinations. Igongo is a home to Erijukiro Museum where the collections from all cultures of South Western Uganda are showcased, some of which include amazing works of art like the sculpture of Muguta ya Butaho – a famous traditional warrior and Mayenje g’ Ishinjo – a famous ancient cow; splendid gardens and a cultural village all which combine to generate ultimate safari memories to those on Uganda safari. The Inauguration of the 1520AD eclipse monument is a land mark to celebrate. This historical phenomenon happened during the ancient times and Biharwe – Igongo was the site of this great eclipse. The opening of Igongo Country Hotel is great opportunity to Uganda’s tourism as it would increase the bed number and more importantly provide an overnight stay en route to Kampala. All this would definitely increase safaris to Uganda.