Cultural Tours in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Cultural Tours in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park are some of the top activities that can be done in the park by travelers as they explore the parks’ surrounding communities and the people that leave around. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is the ultimate gorilla trekking destination in Uganda where you will have the chance to visit the habituated gorilla families in the Bwindi, you will also participate in birding because of the different trails in the park where you will have the chance to see a number of bird species of the 380 bird species that can be seen in the park.
During your tours in the park, you will get to participate in a number of activities but you embark on the Batwa trail expedition where you will visit the Batwa people an interesting group of people with an interesting cultural value that you will get to know when you participate in the cultural tours around Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
The Batwa are an interesting group of people who were originally forest people that spent most of their time depending on forest products. The interesting group of people carried out no farming originally because whatever they wanted, the forest was able to provide. As a source of food, the Batwa carried out fruit-gathering where they got wild berries, they used to hunt wild animals like the squirrels, birds as a source of food using indigenous hunting tools like the bow and arrows, stones among other tools that aided in hunting.
Another interesting fact about the Batwa during your cultural tours in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is the fact that with the little the Batwa had, they lived harmoniously which can be seen when you visit them you will see how happy they are and interestingly, you will also be invited to take part in their daily activities as you get to know more about them.
During your cultural tours in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, you will have memorable experiences by observing their daily activities that make them the most amazing cultural group to visit during your Bwindi Impenetrable National Park tour. The Batwa will entertain you during your visit to their communities. When you reach the Batwa homestead you will be entertained by the group of people who will perform a number of songs, they will also entertain you with traditional stories that you will find interesting for instance how their ancestors co-existed with the wild animals. It is believed that the Batwa used to communicate with the different wild animals that’s why co-existence with the wild animals like gorillas, the bushbucks among other animal species.
The Batwa trail experience
The Batwa trail can be embarked after gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in the different sectors in the park like Buhoma, Nkuringo, Ruhija, and Rushaga where you will find the interesting Batwa communities. The activity will involve tourists embarking on a guided walk to the communities which is guided by Batwa guide who will take you through the life of the Batwa before and after their evictions from the forests, during your walk to the group of people you will see a number of attractions like the different bird species, a number of interesting views and if you are lucky enough, you will get the chance to see a number of animal species in the Park as you get to the Batwa community which is such a reward during the cultural tours in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
When you access the Batwa you will be mesmerized by how humble the group of people live and still have fun without being exposed to modernity here you will be introduced to the Batwa Culture, for example, their traditional dances, clothing, the local dishes that you will get to taste if interested to know more about their cultures.
Buninga Batwa forest walk
As another activity during your cultural tours around Bwindi impenetrable national park, you will embark on the Buninga Batwa Forest Walk. Just like the Batwa trail expedition, the program started after the International Gorilla Conservation Programme worked hand in hand with the Batwa to ensure that they ensure that the Batwa culture is conserved and the mountain gorillas are also conserved the program benefits the Batwa community through tourism whereby the money gained through tourism in the Batwa community will benefit the community through infrastructural development where schools, hospitals have been constructed to ensure development in the park.
The Buninga Batwa forest walk will ensure amazing cultural tours in Bwindi impenetrable National Park where you will have the chance to explore the culture of the Batwa aswell and you will get to know more about their ways of living when you get in contact with them. During the forest walk, you will have the chance to see a number of primate species like chimpanzees which will make your cultural tours memorable.
For tourists interested in participating in the cultural tours in Bwindi impenetrable national park they will have to pay 100USD which will offer amazing experiences during your Uganda tour. The Batwa can also be seen after gorilla trekking in Mgahinga National Park, they can also be found in the forested areas around Volcanoes National Park and around Virunga National Park.