Cultural encounters at Murchison falls

Cultural encounters at Murchison falls

Murchison falls national park is located in the north Western part of Uganda, it’s the largest national park in the country covering an area of about 4000 square kilometers squared, Murchison falls boasts with a variety of wild animals with many game tracks to view from and also a lot of places to do birding from alongside taking a boat ride to the magnificent falls.

Murchison falls national park is situated in area of diverse groups of people in Uganda, the Acholis dominate the North Eastern area, Banyoro in the south and the Alur in the north Western part. All this tribes have very different cultural values and beliefs, the mubako communities are located near Murchison falls national park plains and live in grass thatched huts they normally perform at different lodges campfires in the eve or at their respective villages while the Boomu women’s group is one of the local groups one should visit during their trip to Murchison falls national park, the Boomu women’s group was formed by a number of forty village women in order to improve on their standards of living and generate money for paying their children’s school fees

The Boomu women’s group also own a camp and offer budget accommodation to travellers, they make a variety of African locally made crafts like baskets, mats, black Smith and many more and also perform many cultural dances, the women can also teach you how to make your on materials on request as well as have cooking lessons.

Tourists can also have thrilling performances from the Alur tribe, they use a locally made guitar for producing sound the guitar is made of cowhide and twine, tourists can interact with the villagers and learn about different ways of lives and also acquire gifts to take back home from the local craft shops.

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