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Bombo Village

Host: Mama Milly

Kampala area

 

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Homestead Highlights

COBATI launched the Bombo Community Tourism Project, a village based-initiative, with support from the MTN Uganda Foundation. The cluster includes homesteads, a women handcraft group, traditional dancers, a mini cultural centre, and two schools (Bembe Primary and Mediina Pre-Nursery). Sample activities:

  • Traditional greeting ceremony
  • Cooking lesson
  • Story telling
  • Basket weaving lessons
  • Village tour

 

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Day Visit

Bombo Village currently offers day visits only. Take a short drive from Kampala and enjoy a traditional meal and many interesting activities.

Your visit also supports a valuable community project, Bembe Hill Primary School. The school has been through a lot over the years and has come a long way, but there are still key projects that need help: building construction, electricity for the water borehole, and school equipment. Some of the proceeds from community tourism fund these projects. You can help further by making a one-time or recurring donation.

Mama Milly

Mama Milly’s homestead is located in Wabikokoma Village in the Nubian community of Bombo. Like most African homesteads, some members of the extended family live in the home. Mama Milly is unique because she is a Muganda who married a Nubian and therefore straddles both cultures. At her home one can enjoy Kiganda and Nubian cuisine. Mama Milly conducts cooking lessons on the preparation of local Nubian snacks/cuisine. She has grown children who live in the city and are supportive of her involvement with the COBATI community tourism program.

Bombo Village

Bombo Village is 33 kilometers from Kampala, on the Kampala- Masindi Highway at Mile 21 Bombo. It is en route to the Murchison falls National Park. Look for the COBATI signage by the Nubian Mini Cultural Center.

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Day Visit

The Bombo Village currently offers day visits with snacks or lunch at Mama Milly’s Homestead and village activities.

Notes: The home does not have heat, air conditioning, or and indoor bathroom (there is an outhouse).

Suitability

Children: Yes
Elderly: Yes
Wheelchair accessible: No
Smoking: Outside only
Pets: No

Homestead Activities

Daytime visitors can schedule selected activities (priced individually); for details, please see the Rates section.

  • Homestead visit: includes traditional greeting ceremony, Nubian coffee/tea and snacks (optional lunch)
  • Cooking demonstration of traditional Nubian cuisine
  • Handicrafts production demonstration by a group of women at the village craft shop
  • Traditional Duluka Nubian dance performance
  • Village tour: Includes visit to community school (Bembe Hill Primary School and/or Mediina Pre-Nursery) and a historic site (optional transportation on a local motorbike popular with tourists known as boda boda)
  • Story telling: Ismail, a village elder, will narrate the history of Nubians in Uganda dating back to colonial times

Overnight Homestay

Not available at this time. Daytime visits only.

Day Visitor Activities

Prices are per person unless snoted.

  • Homestead visit (1 hour): UGX: 50,000
  • Cooking demonstration (1.5 hours): UGX: 20,000
  • Handicrafts production demonstration by a group of women at the village craft shop (1 hour): UGX: 60,000 per demonstration
  • Traditional Duluka Nubian dance performance (1 hour): UGX: 100,000 per performance
  • Village tour (1 hour): UGX: 20,000
  • Story telling (45 minutes): UGX: 15,000 per person or UGX 50,000 for a group

Food and Beverage

  • Breakfast: UGX: 10,000
  • Traditional meal with organic vegetables (no meat): UGX: 15,000
  • Traditional meal (with meat/chicken/fish): UGX: 25,000
  • African tea/coffee and local snacks: UGX: 5,000
  • Bottled water: UGX: 700
  • Coffee/tea: UGX: 1,500
  • Soft drink: UGX: 1,500

Notes:

Prices are in Uganda Shilling. See a price in your currency >

Prices subject to change without notice.

Terms and Conditions

Reservations: Reservations are required 48 hours in advance for overnight and daytime visits.

Minimum stay: NA

Deposit: No deposit required to hold reservation.

Booking fee: There is a $20 per person booking fee.

Final payment: Full payment for all services (room, food, activities) is due 48 hours before check in, payable to COBATI by Western Union, Moneygram, Mobile Money, or cash in Uganda Shillings. Payment for any additional items added during stay (food, activities, additional nights) is due in cash (Uganda Shillings) to the host family at check out.

Check in / Check out: Times are flexible, to be arranged upon reservation.

Cancellation: Reservations may be cancelled up to 48 hours prior to check in with no penalty. For cancellations made less than 48 hours before check in, full payment is due.

COBATI retains the right to post photos taken of guests at homesteads on the COBATI website and social media pages.

 

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