5 Days Lake Mburo and Ankole Kingdom

5 days Lake Mburo and ankole tour will take you explore the cultural norms of ankole, visit the historical sites in ankole, homesteads, king palace, the royal, kitagata hot springs and lake mburo national park. Ankole is also reoffered to as NKORE is one of the oldest traditional dynasties in Uganda. The ankole kingdom is said to have been created way back in the early 15th century. The kingdom has centralized administration headed by the omugabe,(king) . The kingdom inhabits the present day districts of mbarara, Bushenyi greater, Kiruhura, Insingiro, Ntugamo and Ibanda.

ARRIVAL DAY 

You will be picked by your safari guide after your arrival at Entebbe international airport or any of Uganda, stop borders in Mutukula, Busia, Malamba, Elegu and Katuna dropped off to agreed place of accommodation on your first day for relaxation, dinner and overnight

DAY 1: PICK UP FROM PLACE OF ACCOMMODATION AND TRANSFER ANKOLE AND EVENING VISIT TO LAKE MBURO NATIONAL

After an early breakfast at 6:30am, you will be picked from place of accommodation and driven to ankole kingdom in western Uganda. En-route stop at Uganda equator for the professional photo experience and exploration of the souvenir markets around readily at your disposal. Then after we proceed with our journey to the magical ankole kingdom with our fist visit to lake Mburo having the evening boat cruise to enjoy the authentic experience water mammals like hippos, water bucks and reptiles like crocodiles along diversity of bird species like cormorants, pied kingfishers, saddle billed storks, hammer kops, Hadada ibis and many more. You will driven to the booked lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight

DAY 2: BIHARWE HILL HIKE AND AFTERNOON TOUR TO ANKOLE MUSEUM

You will wake up with warm cup of coffee at 06:30 am and embark on your hike at biharwe hill to visit the solar eclipse monument and you will be guided on why Uganda has two eclipse solar monument, while at the top the hill your enjoy the clawer of view of biharwe town and mbarara town overlooking igongo cultural centre and country hotel down the hill. You will return for full breakfast and take the rest of the day at Igongo museums touring around and learning more about ankole culture and customs. Dinner and overnight at igongo

DAY 3: FULL DAY TOUR TO ANKOLE KINGDOM PALACE AND VISIT ROYAL TOMBS

You will have relaxed breakfast and  check out  of the lodge to transfer to visit the ankole royal tombs in Konkonjeru hill where they were burring kingdom kings and later you will drive to visit the kingdom palace and interact with the people that stays within and learn why the kingdom leadership is not active while others regained their powers since they stopped by former president of Uganda DR Milton Obote and by the new government of president museveni kingdom where given back their powers. You will return to the selected place of accommodation for dinner and overnight

DAY 4: FULL DAY TOUR TO KITAGATA IN BUSHENYI GREATER AND KABAGARAME PORK MARKET

Early in the morning you will have breakfast and drive to Kitagata healing hop spring in sheema district to learn the cultural beliefs behind the healing powers from ankole kingdom (Obugambe) and it is owned by the ankole kingdom. You will find many people from around the community and outside ankole swimming to get healed in water. The hot spring has two parts with one side with hot water which people even used to prepare porridge and taking tea and another side is warm water for swimming to heal their bodies

And afternoon you will be taken to visit the Kabagarame pork market behind Bushenyi town that happens every Saturday , here you will find people from all over Uganda and some foreigners who come to enjoy pork and millet breads and Matookye. Later be taken to the booked hotel in Bushenyi town for dinner and overnight

DAY 5: VISIT ANKOLE HOMESTEADS AND RETURN TO KAMPALA

Wake up in the morning with served breakfast and drive to villages near Bushenyi  visit their home and explore more inside ankole cultures and also learn how to local brewing since Bushenyi and ankole kingdom is known as the region of many banana plantations. You will later return to the lodge for early lunch and drive back to Kampala with en-route viewing of ankole plains. Check in to the selected place of accommodation in Kampala or Entebbe for dinner and overnight

Departure Day

On your last day with us, you will have relaxed breakfast and check out of the lodge and depending on your departure/flight time. You will be picked up transferred at Entebbe airport or declared border post and dropped off for departure