Pilgrimage to Uganda

Spring Equinox      March 24th – April 7th, 2020

Itinerary

Museum

Day 1 – Welcome Home!

Arriving in every sense, unwind and absorb the beauty (Tue 3/24)

Arrive - Welcome to Mama Africa!

Coordinated transportation from the airport…

Unpack and Settle In

Rest and re-calibrate in our cozy group Air B-n-B near Kampala City…

Opening Ceremony

Circle up for heart share, orientation, and intention setting…

Day 2 – Munyonyo on the Lake

Warm breeze carries bird songs through the flowers and palms (Wed 3/25)

Beautiful Botanical Gardens

Connect with the elements of nature and learn about bio-diverse local species of plants and animals…

Scenic Horseback Rides

Enjoy breathtaking views of Lake Victoria and witness the Ugandan landscape as you ride along on horseback…

Rest & Relax - Pool, Sauna, Massage

Sweat it out in the sauna, take a cold dip in the pool, and then lounge in the perfect Ugandan weather (like actually perfect)… 

Day 3 – Return to Source: the Nile River

Journey to the Nile River via Sezibwa Falls and Mabira Forest (Thur 3/26)

Sezibwa Falls & Mabira Rainforest

Quick stop to explore Sezibwa river, and a meditative walk through the Mabira jungles, connecting with the spirit of the land…

Boat Ride to the Nile River Source

Journey to the swirling river source where Lake Victoria flows into the lower Nile; wade in the troubled waters for introspection and rebirth…

Animal Sanctuary at King Fisher

Enjoy the animal sanctuary and gardens near the Nile, as we connect with potential leads for HeartFire Festival Uganda…

Day 4 – Sacred Waterfall of Mbale

Journey to Mbale for water ceremony, downtime, and Shabbat (Fri 3/27)

Visit Sipi Falls - Sacred Water Offerings

See majestic cascades at Sipi Falls and send your prayers into the flowing currents of the water…

Traditional Craft Shops and Local Cafes
Greet Shabbat at Mbale Synagogue

The museum has these features

Day 5 – Sacred Mountain Peak of Mbale

Morning hike up Elgon to connect with the new dawn of sunlight (Sat 3/28)

Ascend Mount Elgon - Mountain of the Rising Sun

Spring starts at sunrise on the equator, best witnessed from this mountaintop… The sacred mountain of the Sun.

Equitorial Equinox to Celebrate the Morning Light

Just one week after Equinox, magnetize and renew yourself in the golden rays of sunlight after dawn with an initiatic ceremony atop Mount Elgon.

Camping Overnight atop the Mountain

Afternoon will be a home made traditional meal with song etc. We can arrange to have musicians come to the property. Or we can have a private ceremony with intentions and meditation of the group at the apt etc.

Day 6 – Native Tribes and Sacred Plants of Mbale

Community service with Bugisu Tribe and educational herb walk (Sun 3/29)

Cultural Exchange & Service with the Bugisu Tribe

 Sebei tribe live along the ridge of Mount Elgon and into Kenya

Educational Medicinal Herb Walk in the Forest

The museum has these features

Enjoy the Last Night in Mbale

Beads tradition in Ugandan jewelry create pieces unique to your spirit.

Day 7 – On the Road: Transition to Luwero

Journey to Luwero, location of the Worldchangers’ land-based center (Mon 3/30)

Slow Start in Mbale

Africa’s only Ba’hai temple

Morning walk along the scenic hilltop surrounded with vibrant gardens and monkeys playing in the trees

Sunday morning services with chanting, meditation, and universal teachings on peace and love

On the road with Scenic Stops

Native tribal artwork, carvings and masks…
Traditional, indigenous musical instruments…
Ancient artifacts including million year-old stone tools…
Twenty-million year-old fossils including extinct species…

Arrive in Luwero to Settle In

Afternoon will be a home made traditional meal with song etc. We can arrange to have musicians come to the property. Or we can have a private ceremony with intentions and meditation of the group at the apt etc.

Day 8 – Traditional Welcoming and Initiation

Welcoming ceremony and rite of passage – local initiation (Tue 3/31)

Welcoming Ceremony

Traditional ceremonial welcoming into the indigenous village of Luwero with tribal drum and dance circle

Elder Wisdom-Keeper Solango

Traditional inter-tribal studies of Ugandan wisdom with local elder and spiritual guide, Solango

African Dream Yoga

Introduction to Ugandan pilgrimage practices with Solango, including three nights of dreamwork

Day 9 – Community Service and Visioning

Community service work and eco-village planning day (Wed 4/1)

Construction Repairs: Basic Shelter

Rest and relaxation we can chill at pool if we are staying at the apt with pool or go to near by resorts plenty around and really affordable from $10-20 a day includes saunas and massage.

Award Tuition and Enjoy Family Time

Afternoon will be a home made traditional meal with song etc. We can arrange to have musicians come to the property. Or we can have a private ceremony with intentions and meditation of the group at the apt etc.

Traditional Lunch with Music

Afternoon will be a home made traditional meal with song etc. We can arrange to have musicians come to the property. Or we can have a private ceremony with intentions and meditation of the group at the apt etc.

Day 10 – Interspiritual Cultural Exchange

Sharing the Way of the Winds with songs (Thur 4/2)

T'ai Chi Ch'uan Elements Class

Africa’s only Ba’hai temple on scenic hilltop surrounded with vibrant gardens and playful monkeys playing in majestic trees

Amazonian Primordial Breathwork

Beads tradition in Ugandan jewelry create pieces unique to your spirit.

Inayati-Maimuni Zikr Meditation

The museum has these features

Day 11 – Farewell to the Village, Return to Kampala

Welcome home! It is time to unwind and take in all the beauty (Fri 4/3)

Rest & Relaxation

Rest and relaxation we can chill at pool if we are staying at the apt with pool or go to near by resorts plenty around and really affordable from $10-20 a day includes saunas and massage.

Massage & Spa

If staying at apt we can get people to come to the apt and give massages from the Spa they make house visits.

Traditional Lunch with Music

Afternoon will be a home made traditional meal with song etc. We can arrange to have musicians come to the property. Or we can have a private ceremony with intentions and meditation of the group at the apt etc.

Day 12

Ba’hai temple mediation and Traditional Jewelry making

Africa's only Ba'hai temple

Africa’s only Ba’hai temple on scenic hilltop surrounded with vibrant gardens and playful monkeys playing in majestic trees

Traditional bead-making

Beads tradition in Ugandan jewelry create pieces unique to your spirit.

Museum of Uganda

The museum has these features

Day 13

Welcome home! It is time to unwind and take in all the beauty

Rest & Relaxation

Rest and relaxation we can chill at pool if we are staying at the apt with pool or go to near by resorts plenty around and really affordable from $10-20 a day includes saunas and massage.

Massage & Spa

If staying at apt we can get people to come to the apt and give massages from the Spa they make house visits.

Traditional Lunch with Music

Afternoon will be a home made traditional meal with song etc. We can arrange to have musicians come to the property. Or we can have a private ceremony with intentions and meditation of the group at the apt etc.

Day 14

Ba’hai temple mediation and Traditional Jewelry making

Africa's only Ba'hai temple

Africa’s only Ba’hai temple on scenic hilltop surrounded with vibrant gardens and playful monkeys playing in majestic trees

Traditional bead-making

Beads tradition in Ugandan jewelry create pieces unique to your spirit.

Museum of Uganda

The museum has these features

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