Kiroyera Tours, Tanzania, Africa
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Heritage Tour

Lake Zone

Cultural

from USD$ 2,500

Experience the history and scenic beauty of Kagera, its fascinating heritage, friendly people and spectacular wildlife and birds.

 

This region is to the far north of Tanzania (west of Lake Victoria and south of Uganda) is considered to be the loveliest place in Tanzania. It is where you will experience the true heart and soul of Africa!

 

Our tour gives you an insight into the ancient heritage of Tanzania – the rock art of Mugana and Kaajai, the pillars of the Kamachumu escarpment, Mushonge Museum, the palace of Kanazi and the world’s first iron production site (500 years BC) found at Katuruka. You will hear stories of our traditional hierarchical rulers and walk in the footsteps of those who reigned long before other cultures came to our shores.

 

You will also experience our greatest jewel, Lake Victoria – its role in our history, its place in modern day life, its spectacular bird life and its unique Islands including Africa’s only island based national park, Rubondo Island National Park. This unique national park lies only two hours away from Bukoba and encompasses a staggering variety of habitats and wildlife from indigenous birds to Nile fresh water fish; from to hippos to elephants and chimpanzees!

 

You will meet the friendly people of Kagera and visit their traditional homes. Clients tell us that by experiencing the vibrating and hospitable culture of our region, they have gained a new perspective on their own lives.

 

[Price listed is per person, pending season and group size. Please contact us to discuss your specific requirements.]

PACKAGE DETAILS

DAY 1 - Bukoba

Check into your Bukoba hotel. If you arrive early in the day, you can visit the busy central market followed by a climb of Temba Hill for a 360 degrees view of the town and Lake Victoria.

DAY 2 - Tour of spice farms, waterfalls and Lake Victoria beach

After a leisurely breakfast you will visit Katuruka Zamadamu ancient iron making site and Bukoba’s spice farms. You will view the Kyamunene water fall and cave, with an option to visit a local primary school on route. After lunch you will relax and watch the world go at Maruku Kabuhara white sand beach on Lake Victoria.

DAY 3 - Visit to ancient rock paintings and traditional lunch in local village

Today you discover Kagera’s hidden secrets! You will visit Mugana ancient rock paintings and enjoy a traditional, home cooked luncheon with Mama Kisha in Gera. A visit to the Kagera Museum and an overnight stay in a local village is a relaxing option at the end of the day

DAY 4 - Tribal royalty and community living

You will visit Kamachumu, set in Kagera’s coffee growing area, and the unique Kanazi palaces of King Kahigi and King Kalemera. Kamachumu Mushonge Museum of traditional architecture and an optional hike into the pillars of the Kamachumu escarpment will complete an unforgettable day.

DAY 5 - Viewpoints and village tour

Today you will experience the breathtaking Bugonzi water falls and the beautiful Kagangiro gardens. In the afternoon you will walk through the green banana plantation village, and hear fascinating stories of Ma Njwanga, the woman ruler of “Kizigo Kya Mutima” and sister of King Kahigi. The day ends in the scenic valleys of Kasiko and Ruhanga Aabyazi.

DAYS 6 to 8 - Rubondo Island National Park

The final part of this unique trip will be spent on the tranquil Rubondo Island National Park, where for 2 nights/3 days you will enjoy bird watching, game viewing and tracking chimpanzees. Deepwater lake fishing can also be arranged.

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