Bamasaba Imbalu Cultural Festival
Uganda Tourism Board has made a partnership with the district of Bulambuli district. It is the district responsible for the arranging the year’s ceremony with the purpose of making this ceremony colorful as this will help in increasing the number of safaris to the country. The ceremony is also a traditional Bamasaba practice in which the males undergo circumcision in the process of transiting to adulthood.
The practice is mandatory among the Bamasaba and the absconders are always hunted down and circumcised involuntarily. This is a very memorable event across the eastern region; especially in the areas occupied by the Bagisu. It also involves much of dancing; commonly known as Kadodi, and many other great feats. This ceremony occurs every two years with in the leap year and it’s so interesting especially on a Uganda safari to the country.
For this year, the function will be held at Mutoto Grounds on the 19 August in Mbale District. This unique safari offer also arrives at the exact moment; when the government body of UTB is trying to strengthen the efforts to develop domestic tourism with the regional clusters being the core item. The Imbalu is to complement many other attractions in the region which also include; Mount Elgon, Kidepo National park with lots of animals, bull fighting, the wanale hill climbing, the Sipi falls and many more.
Uganda has also got many other safari attractions that can be enjoyed on a tour. Some of these also include; the mountain gorillas found in several game parks, the chimpanzees, bird species, mountains, lakes and rivers, national parks and many wildlife species.