Emburara is a must for anyone visiting Bwindi National Park. It is found in Mbarara, a hilly district in Western Uganda that is found within three hours drive from the park. This vast countryside farm with luxurious eco-lodges gives a great introduction of the history of Ankole kingdom, as shown through music, dance, and traditional food. During your homestay experience at this cultural village replica, you will be immersed in the endearing customs and cultures of this tribe of tall cattle keepers. Brace yourself for a heartwarming welcome during the campfire experience. The performers put up an energetic and engaging show, telling of the migration of the Ankole people and their long horned species of cattle. Their passion, enthusiasm and enjoyment of ekitaguriro traditional dance is infectious. The experience is backed by delightfully and informative story telling. You are free to join in the fun. By the same token, your participation in the making of traditional dishes is welcome, at the end of which you can join in the feast. Most of the dishes are flavored with fresh cattle products such as eshabwe, a nourishing ghee source. Prior to your departure, the hosts will organize for you a complimentary farm/ tour in which you will learn the A-Z about their elegant long horned cattle. At the kraal, you will have an opportunity to milk the healthy looking cows using you bare hands, just like a native. John, the herdsman is a supportive and patient. You will love the complementarity of his approach and teaching styles that are full of fun moments. As you handle and communicate with the cows, you will come to the realization that they are like people. They come from different lineages and have different characters though look so much alike. Watching them and their
Brace yourself for a heartwarming welcome during the campfire experience. The performers put up an energetic and engaging show, telling of the migration of the Ankole people and their long horned species of cattle
calves graze in the open field is such a soothing and calming encounter. You will crown your day with a peaceful night in eco-friendly huts whose architectural design date back to the 16th century. They have a cozy interior and warm lighting. All the cottages are surrounded by lovely, flowering gardens, tweeting birds. Throughout your stay, you will be under the care of dedicated staff! They respect your privacy and you’re always welcome to join them in their day to day and family activities as you learn about legendary traditions.