Igongo Cultural Centre
P.O. Box 512 Mbarara / P.O. Box 488 Kampala
Phone (Mbarara): +256-(0)392-722828 or +256-(0)392-722829
Phone (Kampala): +256-(0)414-258914
Restaurant Reservation: +256-(0)776-722828
Twelve kilometers from Mbarara along the Mbarara-Masaka Highay, in Biharwe, lies a cultural center that I have come to love! This cultural center includes a restaurant, Kaahwa Kanuzire, a craft- and bookstore, Nkwanzi, and the reason I love it so much, the Eriijukiro Museum of South Western Uganda.
I first heard of Igongo Cultural Centre in December 2011, when I arrived in Kiruhura for my annual end-of-year visit to my maternal family home (see my last post for more details). People were ablaze with talk about the new cultural center that would officially be opened at the end of the year by none other than his Excellency. Those who had been there before told me about its beautiful grounds, good food and the model traditional houses that could be found there. Curious about it, I decided I would check it out as soon as the holidays were over. Continue reading