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Mwanza Historical Cultural Day Tour Sukuma Museum Bujora is a half-day tour recommended for guests with an interest in African culture and history. The museum provides a glimpse of what were the Sukuma customs and preserves examples through a nice collection of antiques.
Bujora Sukuma Museum is an open-air museum in the pleasant countryside located in Kisesa about 18 km East of Mwanza off the Musoma/ Serengeti Ndabaka gate road. In the museum are guided tours in English and Swahili which last nearly two hours.
Afterward, one can still walk around and take pictures. As the Sukuma people are the largest cultural group in Tanzania, the Sukuma culture is dispersed throughout the country. The heart of Usukuma is in the Lake Zone of Mwanza, Shinyanga, and the Mara regions where the legacy of a rich art tradition is now maintained.
Our half-day tour offers a real experience of the Sukuma culture! Bujora Cultural Center is an ideal place for relaxation and learning about the Sukuma Cultural life. The center is under the arch-diocese of Mwanza, committed to promoting, celebrating, and integrating the traditional life and contemporary life of the Sukuma people.
Mwanza Historical Cultural Day Tour Sukuma Museum Bujora Highlights
On your visit to Bujora cultural center you will explore the following areas:
Botanic garden: The garden is constituted of more than one hundred species of local plants marked with traditional and botanical names. This is a garden of medicinal plants planted with the assistance of Anamed Tanzania in connection with the African clinic. Come and learn how powerful and efficient Botanical Medicines are!
Sukuma royal pavilion: Get a chance to visit the Sukuma royal pavilion to get an insight into Sukuma royal history. The pavilion is a symbol of the Sukuma chiefs’ reign and chiefdom. It is built in the shape of the royal throne which is typical.
Medicine man’s pavilion: Visit the medicine man who is a traditional healer in the Sukuma land. Learn how you can cure different problems traditionally. This pavilion displays the traditional healers’ dwellings and compounds. Different photos of renowned Sukuma healers are on display to date.
African Clinics: You can extend your visit to an African clinic that offers traditional medicine as an alternative treatment and conducts research on traditional medicines in Sukuma land – Tanzania and beyond.
Vocational Training Center: You will also have a chance to visit our vocational training center which conducts training courses for the youth. Among the courses offered are carving, pottery, blacksmith, carpentry, masonry, tailoring, and welding.
A curio shop is in place and offers visitors a wide range of traditional gifts to take back home. Casual and liturgical vestments sown with African touch are available at a reasonable price. Buying one of these locally made authentic hand-made products supports local families’ livelihoods directly.
Sukuma traditional homestead: Explore the Sukuma traditional Homestead to experience the local lifestyle. The Sukuma traditional Homestead exhibits typical Sukuma traditional dwellings, compounds, and objects of daily life such as cooking utensils, religious articles, shepherds’ and agricultural implements.
Recreational and accommodation facilities: The center has two canteens for drinks, traditional foods, and a camping site. While at Bujora you may request the thrilling Sukuma traditional dances performed by the Sukuma dance troupe.
In mid-June, the center organizes a two-week dancing competition where traditional artists from all over Sukuma land are converted for the Bulabo festival during the Corpus Christ.
Bujora church with unique architectural design: Explore the Bujora church which reflects Sukuma traditional architecture. The church was built in 1958, in a shape of a Sukuma royal house.
Its interior contains cultural symbols and articles, where liturgical services are integrated with the Sukuma way of life and Christian Rites.
Traditional architecture: Get enchanted with families’ history, royal thrones stories, and exhibitions of artifacts, drums, and chiefdoms. Traditional Dance Pavilion It exhibits several Sukuma dances, artifacts, and history.
Photos of great Sukuma dancers of all ages together with their original tools are on display. You will have a chance of observing and even participate in traditional dances upon arrangements.
Mwanza Historical Cultural Day Tour Sukuma Museum Bujora Prices
Mwanza Historical Cultural Day Tour Sukuma Museum Bujora Rates Includes:
All applicable entrance fees + Mineral bottled water during tour + Picnic lunch included while on safari + Return road transport from Mwanza + Transportation in a 4×4 Safari vehicle + Professional experienced driver-guide & Guaranteed window seating with an open-top
|Price Per Person
|Children Aged 3 to 12 Years
|1st January 2023
|31st December 2023
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* One can order a local meal before or after the tour
* For a performance of a Sukuma dancing group one has to ask in advance and agree on the price
* This includes Museum guided tour (duration: approximately one hour), photography, and a snake show
* Sukuma Museum Bujora half-day tour can be combined with a visit to Saa Nane Island National park to make it a full-day tour of Mwanza | Click Here
Mwanza Historical Cultural Day Tour Sukuma Museum Bujora Rates Do Not Include:
* International Airfare
* Cost of obtaining passport and visas
* Accommodations in Mwanza, Tanzania
* Gratuity for your professional driver-guide
* Gratuity for Game rangers, Porterage/ waiters at hotels, camps, and airports
* Personal expenses such as transfers to/ from the airport (supplement airport transfer cost applies for tours starting from the airport)
* Personal expenses such as traveling insurance, excess baggage fee, communication charges that include, laundry, emails, faxes, and phone calls beverages including luxury champagne, luxury spirits, beer, and wines during meals or meals not indicated in the itinerary