A few months back I was given the opportunity to choose a place of destination and the Uganda museum was my first choice because of the historical things it has, its location, and its back ground .It has the best tour guides. I was given a very good guide to take me through and this was more of the teacher to me since he made me feel like I had visited it before .I had a two days tour and within these two days I made sure I learn and take a look at each of the show cases critically .
Case study was culture.
At around 9 am I moved around the cultural village, this place is so interesting in its own way of structure making of huts which makes it so unique. This type of housing which was there before modernity and each hut indicates a tribe in Uganda .this is amazing to find different huts in the same place with different designs and they included that of Bagisu, Baganda,Basoga , Iteso and many others. These people used cow dung to decorate their huts and they looked beautiful.
Each of the huts has materials of which their grandfathers used to use long ago which included knives, hunting tools, animal skins, back cloths and gardening tools. In all these huts the Buganda kingdom has the biggest house and they were so go in farming and fishing and most of the materials used were from stones iron smelting which makes them look nice .This was a great day for me because I learnt much about culture and kingdom which I didn’t know before .From there I had to rest for my day 2
Case study was early man
Early morning we visited the place show casing the fossils of early man. This place is so interesting it shows the earliest generations of man and his changes , what man used to do ,used to eat and how he used to spend his time . These people changed gradually until now. They used to gather fruits and do fishing in order to stay .They would stay in hilly places .Most of what was done by these people was unique for example fire making through scrubbing stones together and making of hooks to fish and the gardening tools ,they would move naked and their bodies were too hairy to resist coldness and as time went by they learnt to rap around their private parts and would make fire and sit around it for warmth.
At the end of the tour ,I found it so beautiful and interesting to visit the museum and to learn about culture and early man and I was able to write a report about the case studies and I would recommend any other tourist who would love to know about Ugandan culture to visit the museum he will surely find the tour so interesting .
Rukie N – Tristar Africa Skimmer Safaris