Batwa


Batwa family in their natural habitat…..

The Batwa of the great lakes region are a marginalized ethnic group found in Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, and the Democratic Republic of Congo. The Batwa people were the only inhabitants of the regions of the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, the Mgahinga Gorilla National Parks and the Echuya Forest Reserve.

These people try to maintain their culture through hunting, honey gathering, basket weaving, cave dwelling, traditional dancing and also known to give themselves names relating to the jungle. The Batwa people who are considered to be the shortest in the world often referred to as pygmies live in temporary huts made of leaves and branches but usually abandon them after a short while in search for food. The Batwa Experience, a hands-on historical and cultural encounter during which the Batwa demonstrate and describe their traditional way of life has made it a top notch Tourist attraction.

Some of the thrilling things about Batwa include:

Having a home stay with the Batwa.

Stay with the Batwa and get a life time experience on their way of life and be part of the action.

Participating in Batwa cultural activities

For example; the Batwa dance, making fire without a match,  making mats and baskets among others.

Hiking in the forests

Hike through the Forest and get a thrilling moment as you watch birds, primates, and the beautiful scenery of the forest.

Nature walk to Rushaga Falls

Enjoy a nature walk and have an adventure of the calm falls and nature gives you a birth in them.

Activities in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park.

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