Mpambire Village, Arts and Drum Makers
Are you looking for the best places to make stopovers while on Uganda safari to Bwindi Gorilla National Park, Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, Lake Mburo National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park or any tourist site in western Uganda? Have you heard about the Mpambire village or drum makers in Uganda? Mpambire village is famous as the best area for drum makers.
It is situated just outside Kampala along Masaka-Mbarara route and serves best for visitors on safaris to Lake Mburo National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. A stopover at this area offers remarkable experiences as you get a chance to learn more about how the locals make drums. You will spot out most of the drum makers’ shops as they sell hand made drums of varied shapes and sizes. A drum is one of the most significant instruments in Uganda’s cultures as it plays great role when it comes to rituals and celebrations.
This village comprises of over 1000 residents whose life largely depend on drum making and crop growing for substance as you will spot out while on Uganda safari. Traditionally, Mpambire used to make the royal drums for Buganda kingdom however; things have changed today and given the increase in opportunities from safaris in Uganda, the local craft men had to diversify their market to meet the needs of the travelers on Uganda tours and safaris.
The aspect of drum making involves high degree of dexterity and keen attention to what raw materials to be used. It is because of this that local craftsmanship skills are always attractive to everyone who undertakes a tour to this area. It is strategically situated along the main route to Bwindi National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park the most popular destinations for gorilla tracking adventures in Uganda, Lake Mburo National Park one of Uganda’s smallest savanna grassland protected area and the closet park to Kampala city center featuring the largest population of impalas, Queen Elizabeth National Park the popular spot for the rare tree climbing lions that are mostly spotted in the Ishasha sector.
In conclusion, Mpambire village is the best place for visitors to make a stopover while on safari to southwestern Uganda. This village comes with distinct experiences ranging from just viewing the hand made crafts to purchasing some of the souvenirs for remembrance of your Uganda safari.