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Uganda Nature Walk Safari, Buhoma Community Walk

Uganda Nature Walk Safari, Buhoma Community Walk

This three-hour Village Walk introduces you to the locals that live around Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, as well as their culture. Village Stroll – learn about the cultural methods – locally created art and crafts – dances – traditional cuisine – brewing – and herbal medicines. The Buhoma Village Walk allows visitors to witness the people who live near the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. It is also an excellent approach to providing direct help to these local communities.Uganda Nature Walk Safari, Buhoma Community Walk

The walk begins at Buhoma Community Rest Camp with your guide and is both interesting and rewarding. You’ll be impressed at how resourceful these locals are as you observe and learn about their way of life. The first visit is to see people manufacture handicrafts while others weave baskets at the community crafts center, where you may purchase some of these items, which will be warmly appreciated.

There is a waterfall in the middle of the countryside, and you can also see the hardworking ladies in the fields tending to their crops. With no high-tech equipment, the basic equipment utilized here is a hoe and their energy. During the season, witness how the newest leaves are meticulously plucked by skilled pickers. On these frigid hillsides, a variety of tea is grown, and you can surely bring some back home to drink with friends and family, and you will have cause to recall your experience within and around the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.

Stop at River Muyaga to see ladies washing their clothes the traditional method with their hands – there are no washing machines, only their hands – and to see numerous multi-colored butterflies on the neighboring rocks. Pause in the heart of a Banana plantation for a traditional brewing demonstration that involves the distillation of one of the local gins made from Bananas (called Waragi- a term inspired by ‘War Gin’ as referred to by Ugandan troops returning from World War II).

Uganda is truly a ‘banana republic,’ producing more bananas (over 50 types) than any other country saves Brazil, which isn’t bad for a country the size of Oregon State. In addition, you may sample the local beer (Heineken) brewed from bananas – keep an eye out for Uganda’s Bwindi -Banana Brew, which has yet to be worldwide marketed.

Traditional Healer, this healer is not a witch doctor, but rather someone who understands how to employ forest resources to treat illness. His vast expertise and informative exposition will undoubtedly wow you. Visit Mukono Primary School to meet the kids and instructors – it’s remarkable how one can learn without computers, power, or even lighting, but the most astounding thing is the incredible spirit of these youngsters.

Next, pay a visit to the Batwa-Pygmy village, who were the original residents of this forest but were forced to leave when Bwindi Forest National Park was founded. A traditional dance will round out the trip’s entertainment. Three hours of an extremely fulfilling, instructive, and delightful stroll that allows you to directly help this local community.