Welcome to Buganda Tourism Cultural Learning site.
Cultural Learning is Cultural Site that offers information concerning African Cultural Experience mostly in Uganda ( Buganda) and Rwanda Only mentioning Cultural Sites. Buganda is a kingdom that is still strong and even all the administration roles are preserved and its an institution that has a leadership roles of making sure that all the Baganda are in good term with the Kingdom. Wishing to Go for Self Drive in Uganda to Visit the Cultural Sites , Find the Complete Guide about private Guided Safaris in Uganda.
Cultural learning’s also called cultural transmission guide that tries to explain and offer cultural information for Uganda & Rwanda Not forgetting the Tourists Destinations in the region for an Ultimate Cultural Experience. Cultural Learning is the way a group of people or animals within a society or culture tend to learn and pass on information we have to analyses the style of leadership that existed during the colonial time before societies received the Colonial Rule.
Learning styles are greatly influenced by how a culture socializes with its children and young people. Some scholars believe that cultural learning differences may be responses to the physical environment in the areas in which a culture was initially founded . These environmental differences include climate, migration patterns, war, agricultural suitability, and endemic pathogens.
We have selected Buganda Kingdom for the sample of the cultural practices in Uganda.
According the The Baganda people of Uganda are sometimes referred to as The King’s Men because of the significance of the role of their king—the Kabaka in their political, social, and cultural institutions. Until 1967, the Baganda were organized into a tightly centralized, bureaucratized kingdom. Between 1967 and 1993, the Ugandan national government abolished all kingdoms. In 1993, the national government reinstated the Kabakaship (kingship) by permitting the coronation of Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II as the thirty-sixth king of the Baganda.
Traditionally, the Kabaka ruled over a hierarchy of chiefs who collected taxes in the form of food and livestock. Portions were distributed through the hierarchy, eventually reaching the Kabaka’s palace in the form of tribute (taxes). The Kabaka made direct political appointment of all chiefs so as to maintain control over their loyalty to him. Many rituals surrounded the person of the king. Commoners had to lie face down on the ground in his presence.
Buganda Clan Systems
Buganda’s clan system is central to its culture. A clan represents a group of people who can trace their lineage to a common ancestor in some distant past. In the customs of Buganda, lineage is passed down along patrilineal lines. The clan essentially forms a large extended family and all members of a given clan regard each other as brothers and sisters regardless of how far removed from one another in terms of actual blood ties. The Baganda took great care to trace their ancestry through this clan structure. A formal introduction of a muganda includes his own names, the names of his father and paternal grandfather, as well as a description of the family’s lineage within the clan that it belongs to. The clan has a hierarchical structure with the clan leader at the top (owakasolya), followed by successive subdivisions called the ssiga, mutuba, lunyiriri and finally at the bottom the individual family unit (enju). Every Muganda was required to know where he falls within each of these subdivisions and anyone who could not relate his ancestry fully was suspect of not being a true Muganda.
How to Do Cultural learning
Cultural learning allows individuals to acquire skills that they would be unable to independently over the course of their lifetimes . Cultural learning is believed to be particularly important for humans. Humans are weaned at an early age of what is good culturally in that kingdom and the case in point is Buganda were the young ones are socialized about the good and bad in the society to ensure Cultural Transmission is safely done and elders are responsible for Cultural Learning.
On the basis of cultural learning, people create, remember, and deal with ideas. They understand and apply specific systems of symbolic meaning. Cultures have been compared to sets of control mechanisms, plans, recipes, rules, or instructions.
Note for Buganda Today, the Kabaka has only ritual functions and no political power. He was removed of his power so that tribal differences would not interfere with the formation of a nation state. All Baganda participate in the Ugandan government system. Nevertheless, the kingdom and associated institutions remain strong forces in the cultural practices and values of the Baganda.
Other Safari Activities
Gorilla trekking and Chimpanzee trekking among others are the highlights of Uganda’s tourist activities carried out in the trend of exploring the pearl of Africa. Spotting these primates and others alike such as the black and white colobus monkeys is a memorable experience that you would not regret. In Uganda, there are lush spots where these primates are inhabited for instance, there are ten primate species including chimpanzees in Queen Elizabeth National Park alone.
For Rwanda side Gorilla Trekking can be Done in Volcanoes National Park Located in the Northern province of Rwanda and Chimpanzee Trekking can be Done in Nyungwe National Park, Dont Miss the Chance to Trek the primates in Either Uganda or Rwanda and Not forgetting that Also DR Congo is the Best Home for the Primates in Africa as they are found in one National Park called Virunga National Park.