COFFEE TOURS UGANDA – BEST UGANDA COFFEE SAFARI
Coffee tours in Uganda is done in different Safari regions as its grown as one of the major cash crop in most parts of the country. Besides gorilla trekking Uganda and Rwanda, Coffee tours are one of the fascinating experience you can enjoy on your Safaris around Africa.
Coffee growing in Uganda dates back in the 1900 when it was first introduced. At first Uganda coffee was majorly for export until when coffee drinking were introduced among the local peole. From then coffee is one of the most consumed drink in Uganda by both local people and foreign visitors.
Uganda Coffee Safari allow visitors to learn about processes of planting coffee seedlings in the garden up to the time of enjoying a cup of coffee on the table. Some of the activities that require visitors to participate in include planting coffee, harvesting coffee beans, drying, cleaning, sorting, roasting and making a cup of coffee.
Touring and learning about any coffee plantation in Uganda is a great experience that every visitor needs to add on the itinerary.
Types of Coffee Grown in Uganda.
In Uganda two types of coffee are grown, that is Arabica coffee that grow around the slopes of Mount Elgon and Mount Rwenzori and Robusta coffee which grows best in low altitude areas of Uganda.
Coffee tours in Uganda can be done in many areas. On your Uganda Safari, dont miss Mount Elgon coffee tours to see Bugisu coffee also called Arabic coffee farms near Sipi falls and Mbale. While in Queen Elizabeth national park, visit Kichwamba village for authentic coffee tours.
The Village tours around Bwindi Impenetrable national park takes you on an experience to learn about Robusta coffee farming in Uganda. Other places where to do coffee Safari in Uganda include, areas near Kibale national park, Coffee farming around Mount Rwenzori, and Mountain gorilla Coffee tours on Kisoro trip around Kigezi region.
The Uganda Coffee Safari activities help to generate income to local people in the communities to better their livelihood. Visitors who go on coffee tours are usually given a small take home gift of a coffee packet to share with their people back home. The finest Uganda coffee is tasty and pure with no additives. Some people enjoy chewing coffee beans while others enjoy drinking brewed roasted grinded Ugandan coffee.
A Uganda Coffee tour can be done as an individual activity on your safari itinerary or you can do it alongside other activities. These include a visit to hand making crafts, weaving baskets, banana beer brewery experience which takes you through the process of harvesting bananas, keeping them in holes to ripen, removing the peels and turning them into juice then beer by adding yeast.
Agro Tourism in Uganda
If you are interested in Agro tourism in Uganda, do not miss community tours to learn about coffee farming and spend few hours with farmers. You will also particpate in tea harvesting experience which include tea growing, picking and drying plus making a cup of tea for yourself to test.
When booking your Uganda trip, do not forget to let your tour consultant know your interest to visit the local community for your coffee tour.