safaris in Uganda if tapped into.
Bamasaba also referred to as the Bagisu feature an organised Cultural
Institution that is charged with all the developments in the tribe and
the current head of this Institution Mr. Bob Mushokori carrying the
title of Umukuka is faced with lack of funds despite his zeal to prosper
the institution and develop the Masaba land as a rich Uganda safari tour destination.
Inzu Ya Masaba as the institution is locally known features impressive
plans including organising a meeting to foster Unity and the meeting for
heads of 26 Bugisu clans that would craft the avenues of conserving
their culture and if possible use as a tool to foster development
through Uganda tours.
The cultural leader notes that the funds to run the institution are
inadequate as it only survives on donations along with the five (5)
millions extended to the traditional leaders by the government.
Bamasaba are worldly known for their Imbalu circumcision ceremony which
marks the transition of young boys to manhood. This event which occurs
in every even year is a cultural wonder as young boys are cut alive
without any kind of sterilization. This event has been incorporated in
the list of national products worth exploring by the travellers on Uganda Safaris and tours.
Bamasaba tribal group also feature a considerable cultural attachment
to Mount Elgon also known as Mount Masaba. The mountain is believed to
an embodiment to their founding father Masaba and thus for example
taking an adventure hike to the once tallest mountain in Africa in the
company of indigenous Bagisu guides would be a complete journey to their
ancient past. The 4321m high Wagagai peak can be summated in 4 days
following the shortest Sasa trail.