Safari vacations and travel services welcome you to Uganda the pearl of Africa which is home to the endangered mountain gorillas and chimpanzees.
Mgahinga gorilla national park is your perfect safari spot if you want to track the mountain gorillas and visit the local people living around and close to the park.
Most travelers find interest in visiting the unique native to discover how the Batwa people used to live and survive on how fruits, wild honey, bush meat and they could come together at their well known Garama caves which are only 3km from Ntebeko visitors center.
While on the trail, the local guide will accurately transfer from the forest and you will have an opportunity to see many young Batwa men and women perform their traditional beliefs like dances to entertain.
Travelers can enter inside the cave to have a look at the ancient sitting places, rocks carvings that were a way of contributing to the conservation of Batwa cultures that are vulnerable to extinction and this has helped most of the Batwa people to improve their lives and access education like never before. The other famous people in the region are the Bafumbira and Bakiga people who are also welcoming educating and friendly.
The pygmies (Batwa people) are the people of the forest, have you had an opportunity to meet them? When you visit Mgahinga gorilla national park, you will have an opportunity to meet them and you will clearly see the forest in their eyes and lives. With the cultural route in Mgahinga, you be will in a position to experience the ancient way of the Batwa people who lived in the thick forest and also analyze their ancient cultures.
During the days of a transfer, the Batwa were transferred and were forced to drop their nomadic and bushmen lifestyle and as we speak, they are some of the poorest Ugandans, as most of them only earn a living from working in other people’s local farms. This trail was put in place in order to teach the visitors about the lifestyle of these people. Visitors learn about how these people survived in the forest.
This educating, informing, and also investing walk is conducted by Batwa local guides who provide you perception into their traditional forest life and culture as it starts with Batwa elderly dressed in skins, they will showcase their past hunting techniques, ways of gathering honey. The guides will proceed to show you the medical plants that were used and demonstrate how to make bamboo cups. Visitors will finally go into the sacred Garama cave, which was home to the Batwa king.
They will tell the story of the Batwa creation and how they become people of the forest the Batwa women will perform cultural dance and you will be invited to join their dance and this is a tremendous experience.
As you continue, you may stop for a few berries that these hunters used to feed on before hunting you will be shown valued plants used for medicine such as blood pleasure and other medical needs.
The trail allows them to get back to the beautiful forest and show others how they lived and ably keep some of their ways and crafts such as making bamboo cups and clothing past this era of the Batwa people.
Continue to the Garama cave, home of the king of the Batwa people. No outsider even with permission was allowed from their enemies. You can enter the cave if you are a bit packed and relax and it will be sorted, you enter down and darkens welcomes you and then hear mourning chants of the Batwa women crying for their loss and you see them dancing with the words like tears coming down that is a meaningful time.
These pygmies of Uganda will hold celebratory dances and music. Experiencing the Batwa trail is commonly done if you are tracking mountain gorillas in the Rushaga and Nkuringo sectors of Bwindi impenetrable forest national park.