Uganda Bush craft experiences

Uganda Bush craft experiences

Are you dreaming about going back to the roots, being close to nature, and experiencing one of the last wild places in Uganda or Africa? try the Uganda Bush craft experiences

There are countless benefits to spending a night or the weekend in the Ugandan wilderness and learning the essential skills needed to survive without the comforts of home. This unique experience offers the opportunity to immerse yourself in the beauty of the African outdoors while also gaining valuable knowledge about survival techniques.

Under the guidance of experienced Ugandan tribal bushcraft instructors, you will learn fundamental survival skills that are crucial for thriving in the wilderness. From learning how to light a fire to building your own shelter, you will acquire the necessary skills to navigate and adapt to the natural environment.

One of the key skills you will learn is how to purify water. This is a vital skill as clean drinking water is essential for survival. The instructors will teach you different methods of water purification, ensuring that you have access to safe and potable water throughout your wilderness adventure.

Additionally, you will learn how to prepare your own meals using only the resources available in the wilderness. From constructing traps and snares to catching fish, rabbits, and birds, you will gain knowledge about procuring food in a sustainable and ethical manner. By participating in the preparation and cooking process, you will develop a deeper understanding and appreciation for the food you consume.

What covered in our Uganda Bush craft experiences;

  • Pangas, and knives: we’ll be providing all the tools and materials for the experience. If you’d like to bring your own you’re very welcome, but please respect our decision if we suggest you use our tools instead.
  • Cutting techniques: Using the Pangas, Spears, arrows and knife you’ll learn the foundational cutting techniques for easy and efficient woodcrafts.
  • Critical fire lighting skills to ensure you can light a fire no matter the weather
  • A forest walk, including plant and tree ID, natural navigation and perhaps a little foraging too
  • Preparing and cooking meals outdoors, and the importance of maintaining a campfire
  • Including how to prepare bush food (inc meat, fish, rabbit, squirrel, roast maize over the fire. We will provide as ethically sourced meat as possible.
  • Breakfast cooking, bannock and swift ways to rekindle a fire in the morning
  • Fetching Water , filtering and making it safe to drink
  • Tool maintenance – how to keep your sharps sharp in the field
  • Learn about the uses of different plants.

Overnight bush craft experience in Uganda

Cover all aspects of bushcraft and enjoy a night under the Ugandan stars on this 24hr experience. You will leave the Ugandan woods feeling refreshed and invigorated.

When it comes to immersing yourself in nature and reconnecting with your primal instincts, there’s nothing quite like a bushcraft experience. And what better place to embark on this adventure than the beautiful wilderness of Uganda?

Archery and spear throwing:

Archery and spear throwing are ancient skills that have been practiced for centuries. These activities were once essential for survival, allowing our ancestors to hunt for food and protect themselves from danger. Today, archery and spear throwing have evolved into popular recreational sports that offer a unique and exciting experience.

One of the great things about archery and spear throwing is that they can be enjoyed by anyone, regardless of age or skill level. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced shooter, there’s always something new to learn and improve upon. And don’t worry if you’ve never picked up a bow or spear before – with the right guidance and practice, you’ll be hitting the target in no time.


Bead-making is a fascinating craft that has deep roots in Ugandan and African culture. The intricate designs and vibrant colours of the beads are a true reflection of the rich artistic heritage of the region. If you’re looking to explore this traditional art form and create your own unique pieces of jewellery, look no further than Msafiri Tours.

At Msafiri Tours, we believe in offering our visitors an authentic and immersive experience. That’s why we provide the opportunity to learn the art of bead-making from a local expert. Under their expert guidance, you’ll gain hands-on experience and learn the intricate techniques of bead-making.

Making fire like a local Uganda.

Could you make fire in the wild? It’s easy with a lighter or matchbox, but our Ugandan tribal experts can turn brushwood into a blazing miracle, without man-made aids. It’s a truly exciting thing to witness, providing insights and entertainment alongside genuinely useful skills. At the very least, your new capabilities can be shown off to friends back home, but who knows: one day, your fire-lighting talents might prove a life-saver.

Creating fire in the wild is a skill that has been passed down through generations. While modern conveniences like lighters and matchboxes make it easier, there is a certain thrill in being able to start a fire using only natural materials. Our tribal experts from Uganda have honed this skill to perfection, and witnessing their ability to turn brushwood into a blazing miracle is truly awe-inspiring.

Extra information about Uganda Bush craft experiences :

Minimum age of 7 years old and under 18s must be accompanied by an adult.

Minimum participants size is 4 people. We have to do this to make it viable. If you are an individual or small group please call for available dates and to discuss options.