Uganda: The cultural village offering visitors a show of age-old traditions to boost tourism

Uganda The cultural village offering visitors a show
Ewaffe Cultural Village

Tourists are experiencing rural Mukono, Uganda, as opposed to the crowded capital of Kampala, and are enjoying a taste of the “real” Uganda.

One of the biggest East African ethnic groups, the Baganda, have their traditional practices and customs laid out for tourists to learn about in the Ewaffe Cultural Village.

Guests are served piping hot matooke, a traditional mashed banana dish made using banana leaves, while seated on mats within a mud-floored hut. The Baganda have a long-standing custom of sharing meals together.

Just seven months ago, 30-year-old Aisha Nabwanika launched the Ewaffe Cultural Village to fill a need in Uganda’s cultural tourism industry. Situated in the Central District of Mukono, approximately 30 km from the Ugandan capital, the facility provides visitors with a novel approach to Ugandan tourism.

Musicians and dancers perform traditional welcome rituals when guests arrive. Then, in gourds, a traditional vessel, they are given freshly squeezed banana juice.

Traditional culinary techniques, long-lost by many Ugandans, are on display at the cultural village so that guests can learn about and partake in centuries-old customs.

TRENDING

Related Posts

Illuminating the Promise of Africa.

Receive captivating stories direct to your inbox that reveal the cultures, innovations, and changemakers shaping the continent.

    By subscribing, you agree to our Terms and Privacy Policy. You will receive emails with AFRICA OTR updates, exclusive stories, and opportunities to engage. Partners may occasionally send promotions. You can manage preferences or unsubscribe anytime. We respect your privacy and do not share personal data. only using it to enrich your AFRICA OTR experience.