The Batwa pygmies wanted to educate their children and share their remarkable traditions and their legacy with the world. The Batwa cultural experience happens on the outskirts of the park in a grown forest on land that is just close to the Bwindi impenetrable forest national park.
The experience starts with a nature walk, hike into the forest viewing it another way, via the eyes and minds of the original forest people. In this experience, you will learn how the Batwa pygmies hunted the small animals for food, how they gathered honey, and how they used nets and traps to catch different things.
The Batwa experience will continue unleashing you how the Batwa lived in caves and huts made of trees and grass, explore the Batwa village life of old, living as a community, sharing and be exposed to things they valued and cared for but they are almost lost.
Venturing on the Batwa experience exposes you to hike into the forest with the original people of the forest with the assistance of the Batwa guides and they will provide you with an opportunity to view the forest and its habitats from their eyes. See how they hunted and lived in their traditional manner. Fancy trying out your hunting experience and techniques as these Batwa will teach you how better to shoot with an arrow and a bow.
Visit a traditional Batwa land and learn from the women how to prepare, cook and serve a meal as they give an opportunity to taste the already prepared dishes, learn how the Batwa made medicines from different medicinal attributes of the forest, and listen to the ancient legends and traditional songs.
As of now, the Batwa are scattered in different areas but majorly in Ugandan districts of Kisoro, Kabale, Kanungu, Ntungamo, Rukungiri, Mbarara, and others in areas of Lwengo and Bundibugyo plus Mubende.
The Batwa cultural experience is a historical drama acting by the Batwa pygmies portraying what life they actually lived in the forest. Emphasize learning about traditional shelters, fire-making with tones, wild honey harvesting, medical herbs, among more. Not only do the Batwa showcase their culture for tourists but also their children to maintain the culture, which means they endeavor for their legitimacy.
The experience was made by a professional anthropologist in conjunction with the Batwa elders who had lived in the forest for a good time. Continues from the tour and go to the Batwa health care and education style.
A day spent with the Batwa people provides you with the following opportunities to enjoy;
You can find the Batwa in Bwindi impenetrable forest, Mgahinga gorilla national park, and Buniga forest walks in Nkwingo region.
Get in touch with Safari vacations and travel services to inquire and book the Nkuringo Batwa pygmies cultural experience and gorilla tracking safaris in Bwindi impenetrable forest national park.