The Semei Kakungulu and jewish (abayudaya) heritage rotates around
a celebrated historic Ugandan war hero Semei Kakungulu who collaborated with british colonialists
to administer and rule Uganda at the turn of the 19th century. His life on the battlefront, his vast contribution
to conserving the environment and his role in founding the Jewish faith in Uganda is a tale not to be missed while in Mbale
Every even year the bamasaba (people from Masabaland) celebrate an interesting ritual where young
boys are circumcised as a right of passage to manhood. Households with qualifying boys usually prepare
them by among others dancing the Imbalu arguably the only dance in world performed while running. Watching
dancers pass by or following the imbalu and dancing along are an exciting experience although guests are cautioned
to involve themselves upon advice by our guides and/ or the dance team leader as dancers are often random individuals
whose intentions cannot be adequately established.
Semei Kakungulu :
the victorious general.
Abayudaya (Jewish) Community: in Mbale Uganda.
The economic activity in the area is largely agriculture with communities engaged in various enterprises for both cash
and food as well as general trade of domestic consumables. Guests who need cultural or social connection with local communities
for responsible tourism have options at partnering social impact establishments including Haddasah Jewish primary school, Semei Kakungulu High
School, Cure Children’s Hospital, St Kizito children’s home, Lulwanda Children’s Home and farmers especially women and/ or youth groups.
We are a private limited tours and travel company registered in Uganda focused on Wild & Adventure
safaris with keen concerns on nature conservation and culture preservation in Uganda. With adventure,
we seek to provide travelers with exciting, unexpected, usually adrenalin pumping experiences.