Visit towns and villages

Cultural Village Tour

Visit a real Ugandan village and learn what true rural life is about, and see how villagers have kept the culture alive

Which Ugandan town will you visit next?! Uganda villages, towns and cities are boldly unique and quintessentially Ugandan.

Let Msafiri tours show Towns, villages and places to visit in Uganda, take a break from your current city

As well as cities why not head to a smaller Ugandan town or village? These can be great places to unwind and relax, especially if you’re from a busy city like Kampala or Jinja. To find a great place in Uganda, you don’t need to head online to start your search, such as looking on travel blogs, and tourism websites, or asking your friends and family for ideas we are here to help.

A visit to a local Ugandan village is an eye-opening experience and interactive tour, giving insight into the old ways of the Ugandan people, essentially taking you back in time. Most rural Ugandan folks are subsistence farmers, so they have little interaction with urban centres apart from if they want to sell the surplus. Villagers interact more with each other than with the outside world.

Villages and towns in Uganda can also be hidden gems and quite quirky, offering traditional Ugandan local food and unique experiences like the Ngamba I Island, Masaka and many more.

Village visits are possible in many locations in Uganda, with lodges and safari operators providing opportunities for guests to meet with local communities.

It is really important to point out that these visits are not arranged purely for the benefit of the guests, this is not simple poverty tourism.

In most cases, the local communities are intimately connected to and invested in the conservation projects in their area and are keen to be involved. In most cases, local people genuinely appreciate having the opportunity to meet new and interesting travellers from around the world and are usually keen to engage you in conversation.

There are some parts of Uganda where local people still live in the traditional way, in nearly every part of the country. Visiting this type of village has an obvious appeal, but we have been equally enchanted when visiting people who wear conventional clothes and live-in square buildings. The Ugandan spirit runs a lot deeper than these superficial elements.

When done properly village visits can be a fantastic way to increase your exposure to the people of Uganda, whilst providing your hosts with an increased sense of self-esteem and a modest positive income stream.

We will always try to point you in the direction of this kind of positive and rewarding experience, but it might be worth reading the following sections in order that you can avoid more negative versions.