Uganda is home to many different ethnic groups none forming the population majority. Home to over 45 indigenous ethnic groups, one will immerse him/herself in a variety of cultural norms, food and way of life from Africa to the rest of the world.
Uganda has a very strong cultural heritage with many regions in Uganda having kingdoms namely; Buganda kingdom in the central, Busoga kingdom in the East, more so Bunyoro and Toro kingdom in the west hence named as the most ethnically diverse country on earth by Daily Mail.
Despite with over 55 indigenous tribes that have all maintained their ethnic heterogeneity, Ugandans have remained remarkably hospitable because they hail from a diversity of rich cultures and lifestyles. This is without a doubt that Uganda receives tourists with a warm welcome upon arrival.
Each tribe in Uganda has it’s own traditional dance very interesting to tourists namely; the Bagisu have the Imbalu dance during circumcision ceremonies, Acholi have the Bwora and Otole dances, the Alur people from the West Nile have the traditional Agwal dance, the Banyoro have their Runyege and the Banyankole perform their Kitagururo.
One should not be surprised that Uganda’s people and culture are an attraction for many tourists embarking on wildlife and cultural safaris.
Munyirwa Osman Ganja