Uganda has five surviving traditional Kingdoms: Buganda, Busoga, Ankole, Bunyoro and Tooro.
”The Kingdom of Uganda is a fairy tale. The scenery is different, the climate is different and most of all, the people are different from anything elsewhere to be seen in the whole range of Africa…. that message I bring back…. concentrate upon Uganda – ‘The Pearl of Africa’.Winston ChurchillMy African Journey – 1908
Ugandan Culture - An Overview
Ugandan culture is reflected in the assorted cultural mosaic of legend, beliefs, music, dance, art, food, handicrafts, rituals, and kingdoms that cannot be matched in East Africa. What is more the contrasts between the numerous peoples all add to Ugandan culture in terms of its wealth of traditions and depth of heritage many of which have been handed down from generation to generation through storytelling and songs.
Ugandan culture is not limited to just the villages, for even in Kampala and many people remain firmly grounded in the dictates and practice of their culture – there is a fascinating cultural experience waiting around each bend in Uganda. Today, visitors to Uganda can experience the full spectrum of Uganda’s diversity, learn about the country’s colourful past, participate in exciting cultural performances, spend a night in a cultural setting, and when it is over, take a souvenir of this beautiful country home with them.