Community encounters around Bwindi Impenetrable forest.
Community encounters around Bwindi

Community encounters around Bwindi Impenetrable forest. Buhoma Sector- Gorilla Trekking – Buhoma Sector.

Community encounters around Bwindi Impenetrable forest.- Bwindi impenetrable national park is not only a place where you only trek mountain Gorillas but a home where you have the opportunity to learn about people and their ways life.  A community tour around Buhoma, one of the most popular sectors gives any tourist the opportunity to gain diverse Knowledge of a different tribes, communities and cultures. A community tour around Buhoma for example opens your eyes about the lives of people in communities around Bwindi impenetrable forest, and chance to support these local people living close to the protected area inhabiting the Mountain Gorillas with at most times health and education type.

At most the Buhoma Community walk takes about three rewarding hours. This walk gives you a chance to learn about the day-to-day life of the local people who live near the magical Bwindi Impenetrable Forest the home of the worlds largest and remaining population of mountain gorillas.

Depending on the itinerary, you can either choose to do the walk either in the morning or in the evening after your Gorilla trekking adventure. The walk is such a rewarding one. You get to see how these local people are resourceful and creative in their ways of life as you personally observe and learn from their lifestyle. make a stopover at the women weaving baskets while others make handicrafts where you might buy one as well, a gesture that is very and greatly appreciated.

Make another stopover at River Muyaga and have an opportunity to see women wash their clothes in a customary way with no washing machines but by use of their hands. Enjoy the colorful butterflies, stop over at banana plantation and watch the beer men as they brew a local gin popularly known as Waragi in a local language. This local gin is locally brewed from bananas through a process called distillation. Bananas are one of Uganda produces and the country is known to be one the leading producers of Bananas compared to other countries and you can as well test the local brew made in Bwindi.

You will visit the waterfalls in the center of the farmland, watch the hardworking women using a hoe which is the best tool in harvesting their crops with their energy and with no any form of modern technology. Observe how they pick fresh leaves of tea pick, pick up a basket, participate in the activity and as well take some at the lodge to enjoy as you remember the experience you encountered during your trip.

You will also visit the community traditional healer, an herbalist who uses local medicine or herbs to treat the local community. On a visit to the traditional healer, one is certainly stunned with his great knowledge and information that get gets to be provided by these healers. You will also visit community schools and in them find children who are interested in learning with a high spirit but in the toughest of learning environment.

After you will visit and spend time with the Batwa people the first people who lived in the forest caves, but lost their homes when Bwindi Forest was established, they will entertainment you with dances and songs with great meaning of how they lived in the forest.

These three hours community encounter is such a rewarding one with an opportunity to get information and knowledge about the community.

Contact us for a trip to explore the culture of the people around Buhoma sector in Bwindi impenetrable national park.

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Katland Safaris
June 12, 2024
Your point of view caught my eye and was very interesting. Thanks. I have a question for you.

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