Bwindi Batwa trail is an experience organized to in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park Uganda to encounter Batwa Pygmies in the forest who are believed to be original dwellers and keepers Bwindi tropical rain forest before it was gazzatted as a national Park in 1993, the Pygmies were relocated from Bwindi forest to the nearby villages.
For very many years, Batwa pygmies depend on forest resources for survival by hunting forest animals using spears and allows for meat and gathering plants and fruits for food. Batwa pygmies construct huts using trees, leaves and climbing plants from the forest for shelter.
The Batwa were evacuated from the forest in 1993 when Bwindi Impenetrable National Park was gazzatted and declared a world heritage and this changed their normal life because they had no land elsewhere and not used to life outside forest.
Bwindi Batwa trail / Batwa Pygmies experience is an amazing activity done in Buhoma sector; a section of the mighty Bwindi Impenetrable national park Uganda. Therefore, we advised you to book for your accommodation and gorilla permt in Buhoma sector if you are looking to track gorillas and explore the unique Batwa culture.
You don’t need to pay park entrance fees for Bwindi Batwa trail / Batwa Pygmies experience in Buhoma sector since the activity is done in the surrounding community of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Bwindi Batwa trail / Batwa Pygmies experience start from Batwa Craft shop and office located in Buhoma trading center just a few meters from Bwindi Impenetrable National Park gate with a help of a local guide.
The cost of Bwindi Batwa trail / Batwa Pygmies experience ranges from USD 60 to USD 80 based on the number of people in the party however if you are looking at filming the entire adventure, you will have to pay USD400 per day per group.
Batwa trail experience takes up to 5 hours including both the journey to and from plus the real experience. However, adventure time may vary depending on the clients’ interests
Things to carry on Bwindi Batwa trail / Batwa Pygmies experience
water and some energy giving snacks
Long sleeved trousers and shirts
Rain jacket and coats