Cultural Experiences; Culture has various meanings depending on the context it is put in and some of the meaning is that it can be expressed as, the customs and beliefs, art, way of life and also social organizations of a particular country or group.
As you plan for your volunteer abroad, intern abroad or gap year work to whichever part of the world, one should be knowing the cultural behavior of the local people as an important factor. If you first find out about a certain culture before going to that country, it will help you to embrace the cultural experience more fully. The culture of a country or of a group of people is a generalization of how they behave but it shouldn’t be used as a standard for everybody because everyone is different and behaves differently. Here are some of the examples of how different cultures behave:
Uganda, is composed of different people of different tribes but the most popular tribe known is the Baganda and the common languages that are spoken in Uganda include the Luganda & Runyakitara and it has got English as its official language. The people from Uganda are good people in terms of welcoming. Men from Buganda greet by shaking hands and maintaining an eye contact with each other and women greet while kneeling down. The staple food of Buganda is the Matooke.
The people from Uganda are hard working due to the economic activities that they carry out and they wake up very early in the morning and move to their working place just in time. Ugandan women wear in a descent way and also the men. When you are invited for a meal, you are advised to be punctual because these people know the great meaning of keeping time.
There a number of cultural experiences to encounter during your trip to Uganda and these include visiting Entanda culture which is one of the best culture visits to encounter for any tourist. The culture experience starts at 8 am as men split up for hunting and well women spilt up for cooking, preparing meals and many more.
Batwa culture trails are located in the south west part of Uganda in the park of Bwindi Impenetrable National park, Mgahinga National park, the Batwa culture are the true historical people of the parks and they once shared their habitat with the mountain Gorillas as they lived as hunters. After they were expelled from the forest and settled at the edge of the parks, the culture experience of the stiff muscled pygmy people is amazing with great experience to encounter such as hunting, making fire and many more.