Duration : 3 Days

Eastern Uganda Circumcision/Sipi Falls

This safari is a cultural tour and it exposes you to a unique cultural ceremony of circumcision. The Bagisu or the Bamasaba tribe in Uganda practice male circumcision as a ceremonial function that initiates young men into Adulthood. (Eastern Uganda)


Mbale near Mount Elgon

Mbale Town is in the Eastern part of Uganda about 165 miles near Mount Elgon National Park from Kampala. It is the capital of Eastern Uganda Region overlooking Wanale Ridge, the long arm of Mount Elgon. The people leaving in this area are Bagisu (Bamasaba) and Sabiny who both practice circumcision. However, Bamasaba conduct only male circumcision ceremonies during the even years to initiate or prepare young men into adult hood. From Kampala, you will drive east via Jinja town. Continue to Mbale the circumcision capital. Tour Bumutoto Cultural Center, the official circumcision /Imbalu ground for Bamasaba, visit and watch the Bull fighting field locally called Maolero(if time permits).

Dinner and overnight at Mbale Resort Hotel, Mt. Elgon Hotel

After breakfast interact with local traditional drumming known as Kadodi then physically watch the male circumcision known as Imbalu, this will take you to about 3 court yards known as Lusho (If time permits). Return back to Mbale town at your lodge; see bananas and coffee plantations on the slopes of the world’s free standing Mountain, Elgon!

Dinner and overnight at your lodge

After your morning breakfast, tour the 3 Sipi Falls near Kapchorwa town and Sisi Falls (Optional) then depart for Kampala with Lunch en route.

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We keep our group sizes low so that you have the freedom to move around and get involved with your surroundings, as well as more personal attention from our local guides. This intimate size ensures that your group will not crowd your experience. You can expect up to 15 travelers on a trip but the average is 10.

Travelers arrive from all over the world to begin our tours and it is not possible to include international airfare in our prices. We would be happy to help you arrange flights. Just ask for an air quote when making your booking.

To travel independently you must be at least 18 years of age. There are no upper age limits for most of our tours. Also, travellers with pre-existing medical conditions are required to complete a medical questionnaire. Our Family Adventures are open to families with children aged between 5 and 17 years of age. Our standard (non-family) adventures are open to children aged 12 years or older when accompanied by a parent (max. two children per adult). The two-children-per-adult restriction does not apply to our Family adventures.

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