After a short briefing, all men (and ladies who can) will hit the bush to go wild animal hunting. The sport takes you through local homesteads, wetlands, forests and above all, hills that test your hiking skills. You will learn everything that hunters have done for centuries to capture wild animals. Enroute you will enjoy sights and sounds of hundreds of bird species and butterflies. The beauty of this activity is that the lucky animal will be identified but not killed, or even touched. The idea is for you to see what transpires during traditional hunting and your payment will compensate the cost of abandoning hunting, giving wild animals another chance to live, and therefore reproduce to grow in numbers.
Visiting “the Bush”, both Men and Women
While the men are away on hunting, the ladies will stay behind with the ssenga (aunties) to learn how to prepare food in a typical traditional way. The process will begin with harvesting the food from the gardens all the way to preparation and cooking. You will actively participate and by the day you will learn how to prepare luwombo, Buganda’s special food.
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. 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 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 during the hunting, where they will rest and talk about marriage issues with the men. This discussion has always been extremely exciting as Kojjas share a combined experience of over 140 years! The senior kojja was raised in a typical kiganda style, wearing and using barkcloth as bedroom blanket. He will teach you how to make barkcloth too, and the general duties of men in homes, and of course how t6o handle women as he shares over 55 years of experience.