By this day, you will have a good understanding of most parts of Uganda except the central. After your breakfast we shall take you to one our community tourism initiatives, where we are working with universities to undertake research and produce inclusive community entrepreneurship models. You will be welcomed to Kijjudde village, Mityana, home of Entanda, just under 2 hours’ drive from Kampala. You will be welcomed with a traditional Kiganda dance, entirely played by the local people with 100% local instruments. Please you are welcome to join the dance and playing of the instruments – in any case the sound of the music is irresistible.
While the cultural performance continues, you will be served with lots of fresh fruits ranging from organic sweet bananas (ndiizi), fresh jackfruit, sugar canes, guavas, mangoes, water melons, “ekitafeeri”, and local pineapples to passion fruits among others. We shall also serve you with 100% pure honey still in its combs, harvested just a few hours before your arrival. After relaxing your muscles, you will meet the Entanda members to tell you about the initiative, achievements and where it is going. This will take a few minutes to let you know how your visit impacts our community.
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 ready! You’ll have a chance to play it.
We shall then take you through food preparation. Each of the luwombo (special meal only found in Buganda) is prepared with fresh vegetables with accompaniment of matoke, yams, sweet potatoes, cassava, kyetutumula (ancient Buganda wartime food), and Irish potatoes. All the food will be harvested fresh from the local gardens – growing organically. You will be taken through different ways of preparing two different types of Luwombo including local Chicken Luwombo; and ground nuts with Mushrooms luwombo. We shall eat everything we cook on the day.
We shall do a short hunting expedition (about 2 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 lucky) but not killed – it will be released back to the wild. That’s our way of conserving wildlife!
After ensuring that the food is on fire, the ladies will be guided by the ssenga (auntie) to the “bush” to learn about bedroom matters (apparently women do not hunt – unless they get special permission from chairman). The senior ssenga will share her secret for happily staying in marriage for 50 years and still counting. She 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.
The Kojja (uncles) will also find their spot, where they will rest and talk about marriage issues with the fellow men. This discussion has always been extremely exciting as Kojjas share a combined experience of over 140 years! The talk is about roles of men in homes, and techniques traditionally used to excite ladies in bed! Please note that no recording is allowed during these sessions. Only your ears!
Finally, you will be served with luwombo, the same way it was served to kings and queens centuries ago. Moreover, this is food you will have participated in preparing. It is 100% fresh food, and it is eaten super-hot. You will enjoy the greens commonly enjoyed in this village. You will sit on mats, and you will use your hands to eat. All the visitors will sit around a central serving point to have the meal in a typical traditional way as the head of the family will be the only one to sit on a stool. There are no forks or spoons in this village.
Good bye from Entanda
After lunch, we shall take a selfie with you, park some fruits for you and say good bye! We shall drive you straight to the airport for your flight.