Today,the Ankole culture has greatly spread throughout the countery and this is because of the increasing migration of the Ankole people from the west of Uganda to Kampala city ( capital city of Uganda) in search for jobs.In Uganda,the Ankole peole are one of the leading proud tribes in Uganda and this is evidenced when a Munyankole moves to a different area with people of different culture.Instead of trying to learn the new language,he/she will continues speaking Ankole language which is not the case with some Ugandan tribes.Many other tribes instead of speaking their mother languages proudly while in Kampala (Buganda),they speak Luganda but Ankole people are known for their language love.
Ankole people are basically cattle keepers and this is why their land is referred to as a "land of milk". They mainly survive on this cattle and they are the leading suppliers of milk in Uganda.This increases income in the kingdom as they sell milk from different parts of Uganda.
The kingdom' s richness started way back when the king owned all the cattle,land and theoretically all the women.This instilled a sense of fear among the Ankole people in that they were not allowed to sell cattle without notifying the king.
Today,it has become quite expensive to marry a girl from the Ankole tribe because of the expensive dowry that is asked by the girl's parents.It is a common practice that the girl's parents ask for cows as dowry for their daughters.
We can arrange a cultural Safari for you and you get to see how these proud people of Uganda live plus witnessing some of their cultural practices like:
- Traditional weddings
- Traditional dances
- Coronation ceremonies
- Burial ceremonies