Boomu – Experience an African Village in Uganda near Murchison Falls Park
Do not miss the Boomu-Experience, an African Village in Uganda
Boomu – Experience an African Village in Uganda in the Kigaragara Village near Murchison Falls National Park. Here in this Village, you can experience an immersion into Ugandan Culture. You can either participate in a Village Visit or stay overnight in a traditional African Banda while learning how rural Uganda lives daily.
Boomu is where you discover the unique lifestyle of Uganda’s rural communities. Boomu Women’s Community Project gives you an up-close and authentic peek into a Ugandan Village. A place where you are not an observer but a participant in creating a Ugandan-style meal or starting an African Craft in the form of beads, baskets, or clothing.
Boomu Village is one of those unique off-the-beath path experiences in Uganda today. The Village is mainly bypassed but can be easily accessed upon visiting Murchison Falls National Park or Budongo Forest.
Boomu – Experience an African Village in Uganda gives you a glimpse into Ugandan rural Village Life, unlike most other village experiences in Uganda. It is a must-visit place in Uganda.
Experience an African Village Stay at Boomu Village
Meet Boomu Women’s Group, who will host you during your Boomu Village Stay!
Boomu – Experience an African Village in Uganda. It is a community tourism project offering bandas (African Style Huts), camping, showers, and toilets. It is located on the road to Murchison Falls National Park, just a few hundred yards ahead of the park entrance, 8 kilometers from the Kaniyo Pabidi chimpanzee eco-tourist viewing site in Budongo Forest.
Boomu Women’s Group is a community-based tourism initiative located in the Village of Boomu in northwestern Uganda. The group was established in 1999 by women from the Village who wanted to create sustainable livelihood opportunities for themselves and their families while preserving their cultural heritage.
The women’s group offers a range of cultural activities, including guided village tours, traditional music and dance performances, craft making, and cooking lessons. Visitors can also opt for a homestay with a local family to experience daily life in the Village and learn about the local culture and traditions.
The Village of Boomu is set in a picturesque rural landscape, surrounded by rolling hills, lush forests, and the flowing waters of the River Nile. The Village is home to several traditional homesteads, where visitors can learn about the local way of life, including farming techniques, traditional medicine, and cultural practices.
Boomu Women’s Group is committed to sustainable tourism practices and community development. The group’s initiatives empower women, promote environmental conservation, and support local businesses. Visitors can participate in these initiatives to contribute to the local community’s growth and development.
Overall, a village stay at Boomu Women’s Group provides a unique opportunity to experience the local culture and way of life, learn about traditional practices and customs, and contribute to the local community’s development. It is a meaningful and immersive cultural encounter that will leave a lasting impression on visitors.
Boomu – Experience an African Village in Uganda with the Boomu Women’s Group (some men belong to the group) at Kigaragara Village near Murchison Falls National Park and Budongo Forest, allowing visitors to Uganda a look at life in an African Village. Not in some touristy way, but in the authentic way it is, how they live with their families at Kigaragara Village as the Boomu Women’s Group hosts them.
There are various Bandas-traditional dwellings, singles, doubles, twins, and one more prominent space for accommodating groups. Some Bandas have lighting from solar power, and we provide lanterns in the event of power outages. One Banda has been left as a traditional mud Banda. There is a campground and a campfire pit where people gather at night for storytelling.
Open-air showers, composting toilets, and hot water are supplied in a jerry can on request. Boomu is located on well-maintained enclosed grounds. The site has many trees, including fruit trees, shrubs, and flowers.
Many butterflies and birds, including our weaver’s colony, contain Black Headed Weavers and Vieillot’s black weaver. You are surrounded by fields and overlooked by a hill, making Boomu a tranquil place to relax, away from the tourist trail.
It is from the garden to the stove, and your plate, and you are involved in the process from beginning to end. Boomu means “together,” and by the time you leave here, you will have more of an understanding that it does “take a village working together” to survive and thrive in Africa. On a side note, villagers in Uganda usually eat with their hands; you wash your hands before and after, but at Boomu, you are offered the optional fork.
Most meals are traditional Ugandan ones – even though you might have cooked, thank the host, “thank you for cooking.” If you want a more Western Meal, it can be prepared for you, and Vegetarians and Vegans can be readily accommodated. Drinks such as Bottled Water, Sodas, and Beer are available.
An Authentic African Village Stay
Boomu-Experience an African Village in Uganda: If you want that authentic African Hut-like feeling, one of the Banda was created as a traditional mud hut, and you can stay there. There is a campfire and a sharing of stories as in the old days since African History and Traditions were not written. Still, they were woven into stories handed down from generation to generation.
At Boomu – Experience an African Village in Uganda where you take a guided walk and hear tales of old from the elders and the Bunyoro People’s courtship rituals and birth celebrations.
Get a firsthand understanding of the obstacles and difficulties that villagers face—barriers such as the lack of education, the lack of infrastructures such as electricity or running water, and the population growth. You will hear how it impacts land and pressure for more food (the average Ugandan woman gives birth to 6.7 children). Learn by seeing traditional farming methods and how those crops are processed.
Boomu Women’s group creates some beautiful bedspreads and other woven products dyed with colors collected from nature around the Village. You can see some beautiful basket weaving done and buy a few items to keep the memories of your stay at Boomu Women’s group, which taught you what it means to be and work “together.”
Visit Boomu – Experience an African Village in Uganda – where the Village Stay or Village Walk is not a touristy event. Still, you see and experience an African Village firsthand as it is daily in rural Uganda.
If you are interested in a Village Stay or Visit with the Boomu Women’s Group – Kigaragara Village near Murchison Falls National Park while on Safari with us, please let us know.