IGONGO CULTURAL CENTRE MBARARA | IGONGO CULTURE MUSEUM IN UGANDA MBARARA CITY

Igongo Cultural Centre Mbarara

A Traditional Ankore Long Horned Coe Statue At Igongo Cultural Centre Mbarara

Igongo Cultural Centre Mbarara or Igongo Culture Museum In Uganda Mbarara City/District was 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 southwestern Uganda.

Well known for its cultural significance in the region, Igongo Cultural Centre Mbarara 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, but it is also a remarkable stop center to travelers on safari in Uganda heading to the destinations of the southwest including Bwindi, Queen Elizabeth, Mgahinga national parks among others for Uganda gorilla tracking safaris or wildlife safaris in Uganda.

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 southwestern Uganda ranging from their pre-historic settings to the contemporary life providing a rich product for cultural tourists on Safari to Uganda.

Igongo Cultural Centre Mbarara also has a cultural village dotted with traditional cozy huts with nice décor worthy for relaxation, the theatre is home to evening traditional performances which take you back to the life of the local inhabitants – worth attending on Uganda safari.

Igongo cultural center 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 foothills of Rwenjeru hills providing a perfect overnight stay for visitors on Uganda safaris & tours.

All the above aspects combine to make Igongo cultural center a by no means ordinary safari site thus worth encountering on Uganda safari. Visiting this magnificent cultural center can be arranged along with your Uganda wildlife safari.

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