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Batwa Experience

The Batwa cultural visit is an incredible experience that you couldn’t miss during your gorilla trekking experience at Mgahinga National Park.

The first time you meet Batwa, you will clearly see the forest in their eyes and lives. With the cultural visit in Mgahinga National Park, you will be able to experience the ancient ways of the Batwa people who once lived within the forest and also traverse their ancient cultures. The Batwa were the original inhabitants of the forests before Mgahinga and Bwindi Impenetrable National Park were gazetted into National Parks in 1991.

During this brace visit, tourists are taken though the original Batwa grass-thatched houses, they will also demonstrate how those houses are constructed, will also showcase the traditional herbs that they used in the past and still use, hunting skills, demonstrations of how water is fetched using bamboo cups/mugs, skills of gathering honey and how to make fire by friction using sticks.