Eastern Uganda boasts of a good number of attractions that tourists can visit. This is the best region for adventure tourism!
Mountain Elgon’s highest peaks are formed by high points around a jagged rim enclosing one of the world’s largest caldera, at 4okms long and 8kms wide. The tallest peak is the 4321m wagagi, followed by sudek at 4303 m, Koitobos at 4222m and Mubiyi at 4210m.
Imbalu cultural festival:
Imbalu festivals involve circumcision which is the legendry ceremony among the Bagisu and the serbins. It is alleged that the Serbians also female circumcision however, the act abuses human rights according to the government and the human rights societies.
In the Elgon region, the ceremonies are accompanied by music, dance and drama amidst plenty of food and alcohol. The opening ceremonies are usually around the month of August every year.
Sipi is a series of three falls in the district of Kapchorwa, northeast of sironko and Mbale. The waterfalls lie on the edge of Mountain Elgon National Park near the Kenyan boarder. The sipi falls area is the starting point for many hikes up Mountain Elgon. The most popular route starts in Budadiri and follows the sasa trail to the summit and then descends down the sipi trail back into the sipi falls. The hike around the falls off stunning view of the Karamoja plains, Lake Kyogaand the slopes of mountain Elgon.
Sisiyi falls is found in Buyaga sub- region in Bulamburi district. Sisiyi is found along Mbale – to sironko , Bulambuli, Kapchorwa and moroto district. The area around the fall is good for camping, picnic, team building activities, relaxing etc.
Semei Kakungulu Historical site and the Jewish Community:
Semei Kakungulu was a Ugandan who founded Abayudaya or Jews community in Uganda in 1917. Kakungulu put much emphasis on New Testament and he adopted the observance of all Moses’ commandments, including circumcision.
Kakungulu passed away on 24th November 1928 of tetanus. He was buried near the Abayudaya synagogue in Gangama, a short distance from Mbale.
Bududa Bull fighting:
The fights are organized in Namasho village, Bulucheke sub-county, Bududa district every fortnight on Saturdays. The bull fighting tradition in Bududa began in 1956. From the mid 50’s to thethrehold of the 70’s, the fights were not taken seriously. The practice was more of an occasional and casual pastime for an occasional especially in Namasho village.