Batwa Trail

Explore Batwa Trail in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park

Experience the culture and lifestyle of Uganda’s indigenous pygimies on a Batwa Trail in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park.

Join them for gorilla trekking, bird watching and more!

Batwa Trail in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park project is operated by the indigenous Uganda Batwa people known nicknamed as pygimies. The second Batwa Trail  project is operated in Rushaga sector of Bwindi Forest national park 

Batwa Trail

Batwa Trail in Mgahinga

Batwas are ethic group of people, few in number and occupy Mgahinga  National park

The Pygimies in Uganda that operate Batwa Trail Experience in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park

Batwa Trail Tourists visiting Uganda can combine Batwa Adventure experience operated by pygimies in Uganda with other activities such as Golden monkey tracking, Bird watching and Gorilla Trekking in Mgahinga Park.

Another type of Batwa Trail is operated in Bwindi forest Gorilla National Park in Rushaga Sector.

Experience Uganda’s  Cultural Tourism in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park a place where the Batwa expedition takes place daily. Mgahinga Uganda National park is formerly a home to the Batwa tribe also known as the pygimies, this unfortunate tribe was evicted from Mgahinga Gorilla Park to conserve mountain gorillas an endangered species and were given no compensation because they had no title to land.

Mgahinga Gorilla National ParkThey were forced to abandon their low-impact, nomadic lifestyle. Now landless, they work when they can for local farmers, and the only time they are permitted to re-enter their cherished forest is as tour guides on Batwa Trail in Mgahinga where they invite visitors to discover the magic of their old home along side the other Tourist Activities. such as Gorilla Trekking, Mountaineering or Volcano hikes

The Pygimies occupy the lower slopes of the Muhavura and Gahinga Volcanoes in Mgahinga Gorilla Safari Park of  Uganda others stay on the Islands of Lake Bunyonyi.  The forest is home to a variety of wildlife but the Batwa Trail is far from being a conventional nature walk. With the help of Batwa guides, you will see the forest as a larder, pharmacy, builder’s yard, tool kit and above all, a home. Along the Trail, you will fire a bow and arrow, check hives for wild honey, help repair a Batwa shelter, harvest plants for medicine and food, light a fire without matches, listen to legends and learn about Batwa traditions.

Mgahinga Gorilla National ParkWhat to see during this Trail in Mgahinga Tour

During the Batwa Trail in Mgahinga, a half day cultural tour in Uganda, the Batwa demonstrate hunting techniques; gather honey; point out medicinal plants and demonstrate how to make bamboo cups. Guests are finally invited to the sacred Ngarama Cave, once home to the Batwa King, where the women of the community perform a sorrowful song which echoes eerily around the depths of the dark cave, and leaves guests with a striking and moving sense of the richness of this fading culture.

Garama Cave

Mgahinga Gorilla National ParkThe Garama cave, a 200m long lava tube beneath Mt. Gahinga is the highlight of the Batwa Trail in Mgahinga .The Batwa or Pygimies are famed for their music and dance and their historic, subterranean council chamber in Garama cave provides the setting for an unforgettable performance. The Batwa trail is a celebration of the forest culture of the ‘first people’. It is impossible, however, to ignore the fact that Batwa life has greatly changed. The day’s events conclude is a discussion about the Batwa’s current situation; how it can be improved; and progress towards doing so.

Batwa Trail Experience

Information about this experience and Gorilla Permits for Mgahinga Park, contact us at Katona Tours and Travel

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