Directory of Pearls

Pearls of Uganda are authentic cultural community attractions and experiences located throughout Uganda, the country described by Winston Churchill as the “Pearl of Africa”!

  • The Batwa Trail
    The Batwa Trail The dense forests at the foot of the Virunga Volcanoes were home to the Batwa people: hunter-gatherers and fierce warriors who depended on the forest for shelter, food and medicine thanks to ancient knowledge passed down for generations.
  • Bigodi Women's Swamp Walk
    Bigodi Women's Swamp Walk Since 1992, the people of Bigodi have worked together as a community to open our natural beauty to eco-tourists and to bring our crafts and handiwork to the world...
  • Boomu Women´s Group Bandas
    Boomu Women´s Group Bandas Boomu's grass-thatched bandas have been built in traditional Ugandan style for an authentic community experience. They are surrounded by beautiful, tropical gardens filled with butterflies and weaver birds. In the warm evenings you can relax by the open air bar under the stars...
  • Buhoma Village Walk
    Buhoma Village Walk Overlooking the imposing hillsides of Bwindi Impenetrable forest, with the mist swirling over the summits, this is one of the most dramatic settings for your cultural tour!
  • Buniga Forest Nature Walk
    Buniga Forest Nature Walk Discover the gorgeous flora and fauna populations of the Buniga Forest escorted by locals who are expert regional guides....
  • Katwe Salt Lake Tour
    Katwe Salt Lake Tour This unusual lake is far too salty to support any wildlife – though since the 16th Century it has ensured the survival of the Katwe villagers, who spend their days under the equatorial sun, harvesting salt from its milky waters...
  • Katwe Village Tour
    Katwe Village Tour What´s it like to live in this village next to the salt lake? This tour gives visitors the chance to meet the locals, and get involved in their daily lives.
  • Kikorongo Equator Cultural Performers
    Kikorongo Equator Cultural Performers Kikorongo means "Too Much Sunshine" in the local language of Lukonzo – but the intense heat of the African plains has done nothing to diminish the energy of the Kikorongo Equator Cultural Performers!
  • Kikorongo African ArtCraft Workshop
    Kikorongo African ArtCraft Workshop Traditional crafts hold a special significance in Ugandan villages – whether it is a small basket containing groundnuts as a sign of friendship; a calabash placed on top of a house to ward off evil spirits; or a traditional healer´s woven purse, filled with natural remedies.
  • Mubako Cultural Performances
    Mubako Cultural Performances The remote community of Mubako is located beside the sprawling savannah of Murchison Falls National Park. At dusk, the local cultural groups Alur and Campfire perform vibrant songs and dances around the campfires of local lodges, accompanied by the beautiful sound of the adungu.
  • Nkuringo Village Walk (NCDF)
    Nkuringo Village Walk (NCDF) Set in a lush hillside bordering Bwindi Impenetrable Forest with dramatic views towards Congo, Nkuringo is a wonderful place to visit for those who want both a cultural experience and beautiful scenery.
  • Queen's Pavilion
    Queen's Pavilion Just 800 metres from the equator monument and overlooking a thrilling landscape of crater lakes is the Queen´s Pavilion, a community-run internet café. This is the perfect spot to revive yourself after an early morning safari with a cup of Ugandan tea or coffee.
  • Rubuguri Village Walk (NCC)
    Rubuguri Village Walk (NCC) Reached by rustic roads clinging to steep hillsides, this small community makes up for its isolation with the warm welcome of its inhabitants.
  • Ruboni Hill Walk
    Ruboni Hill Walk Starting at the peaceful farming village of Ruboni, your expert Bakonzo guide will take you on a trail through the beautiful forests of the Rwenzori foothills, also known as the Mountains of the Moon...
  • Ruboni Village Walk
    Ruboni Village Walk Discover the village of Ruboni, home to around 2000 Bakonzo. Walk with them as they demonstrate their daily activities, from tending to their animals and crops and making baskets and machetes, to preparing meals with the freshest ingredients...
  • Rwenzori Turaco View Nature Walk
    Turaco View is the Mihunga community tourism group, named after one of the region´s most beautiful endemic birds: the Rwenzori Turaco.
  • Rwenzori Turaco View Village Walk
    Rwenzori Turaco View Village Walk The tiny village of Mihunga faces the craggy, snow-capped peaks of Rwenzori Mountains, known as the "Mountains of the Moon". The Bakonzo tribe have lived here for over 300 years, and have adapted their way of life to the dramatic climate and steep green hillsides of the Rwenzori foothills.
  • Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary
    Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary Ziwa is home to Uganda's only rhinos – making this a must for anyone who has come to Uganda to see Africa's "Big Five"! Tracking these enormous creatures on foot is a thrilling experience, and your specialist guide will share his expert knowledge on these impressive animals.

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