Surrounded by beautiful spacious gardens and tranquil environment, The Hoima Cultural Lodge is a newly opened lodge situated in Hoima district, the northern part of Western Uganda opposite the Bunyoro Palace.
Hoima Cultural Lodge is a perfect break from the 10 hours drive on the dirt road between Murchison falls and Kibale which helps clients rejuvenate for the rest of their journey.
The lodge offers spacious en-suite grass thatched cottages ideal for couples and families with each room brightly colored and furnished with African Art pieces which give clients an African feel.
The Banyoro people live in Western Uganda to the east of Lake Albert and they inhibit the present districts of Hoima and Kibale. They speak a Bantu language ant their origins like other Bantu can be traced to the Cong region.
They lived in scattered settlements on the populated parts of their country and their homesteads were rarely more than shouting distance from one another. Politically, they were organized under a king (Omukama).
Guests were always welcome and always regaled with something, even if they arrived after midnight. Their craftsmen were also very talented, and there was a flourishing trade in durables with the regions outside the kingdom. The blacksmiths working metal were also well respected, especially for their production of hoes for the cultivation of their fields.
This is ceremonial from Bunyoro and Toro (Batoro) kingdom. It is also a courtship dance performed by the youth when it is time for them to choose partners for marriage. The dance was named after the rattles (ebinyege) that are tied on the boy’s legs to produce percussion like sound or rhythm. The sound produced by the rattles is more exciting as it is well syncopated as the main beat is displaced but everything blending with the song and drum rhythms.
The Hoima Cultural Lodge is situated in Hoima district, the northern part of Western Uganda opposite the Bunyoro Palace. The Lodge is 200 Km from Kampala district.