You will have early morning breakfast at your hotel, and then head to the West of Uganda. The journey is incredibly scenic, passing through villages, lush green forests and hills dotted with tea plantations which characterize this part of Uganda.
We shall have a stopover at Entanda Cultural Adventure in Mityana for half-day cultural activities. You will be welcomed with a traditional dance, entirely played by the local people with 100% local instruments. And you’re welcome to join the dance – in any case the sound of the music is irresistible.
While the cultural performance continues, you will be served with lots of fresh fruits. We shall also serve you with 100% pure honey still in its combs, harvested just a few hours before your arrival. You will then listen to the sound of one of Uganda’s forgotten musical instruments, Sekitulege. It’s played by only adults and is useful in teaching visitors about sex, and how to make a woman wild! You’ll have a chance to play it. We shall then take you through traditional food preparation. Each of the luwombo (special meal only found in Buganda) is prepared with fresh vegetables. All the food will be harvested fresh from the local gardens – growing organically. You will be taken through different ways of preparing Luwombo. We shall eat everything we cook on the day.
We shall do a short hunting expedition (about 1.5 hours). We shall sit deep in the Kibibi tropical rainforest for a 30 minutes lecture on traditional hunting – the wisdom and experiences of these hunters are thrilling to listen to. The expedition takes you through local homesteads, wetlands, forests and tea plantations – everything is authentic and non-staged. The beauty of this activity is that the lucky animal will be identified (and caught if you’re lucky) but not killed – it will be released back to the wild. That’s our way of conserving wildlife!
We shall have a traditional talk to explore bedroom secrets in Buganda as practiced for generations. The senior lady (senga) will teach you how to look after a husband, how to play sex the traditional way, how to use certain local herbs to treat the sick, and how to manage a home in a typical kiganda tradition. Bed matters will be thoroughly discussed and any questions will be answered. Even necessary herbs will be provided for the ladies in need. Also, the Kojja (uncles) may join you to talk about marriage issues. This discussion has always been extremely exciting as Kojjas and sengas share a combined experience of over 140 years! The talk is fairly about techniques traditionally used to excite ladies and men in bed! Please note that no recording is allowed during these sessions. Only your ears!
Finally, you will be served with luwombo and the dining is purely traditional. It is 100% fresh food, and it is eaten super-hot. You will enjoy the green vegetables commonly enjoyed in this village.
After lunch, the Entanda members shall take a selfie with you, park some fruits for you and say good bye! The journey will continue to Fort Portal for overnight stay.
You will stay at Chimpanzee Forest Guest House (http://chimpanzeeforestguesthouse.com/)
If you agree to stay an extra three days, we can build an improved water source for the community. This is a community of up to 2400 people. However, the only well which the community has is a pond, also shared with animals. People, mainly women and children, start fetching water at 4.00am and it gets finished by 7.00am. Even then the water is not clean, often clayish. To get clean water, people have to walk about 8 kilometers carrying water on the head.
The other alternative is to build a simple health centre for the community. There is no health centre of any sort in the community and people have to use local herbs to treat the sick. The nearest health facility is miles away, often requiring patients to walk long distances, often over a very steep hill. Pregnant women in the community rely on one or two traditional birth attendants who have helped almost every woman in the community to deliver children. We could also set up a three day health camp where people come to be diagnosed and helped with treatment. This could be arranged with an association of medical workers (active or retired).
There are other developmental projects, such as community poultry, beekeeping, vegetable growing, tree planting (fruit trees) etc which can be arranged.