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Batwa Cultural Heritage

Address: Stensera Road, Kampala 256, Uganda
Phone Number: 256-414-272711
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Ranked #2 of 11 Attractions in Kampala
Type: Museums
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Crawley
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Interesting but turns out everyone is now Christian. They met us in the cabin at the end in their standard / modern clothes - way to spoil the image! Feel sorry for them that they have been expelled from the forest.

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

I really really liked the experience with that witchdoctor. While in France, I did not think such people indeed existed in the world but to my satisfaction, they are still existent in that part of the world.

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Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Extraordinary experience in village near Bwindi Forest where Batwa have been recently rehoused after being evicted from their forests and maltreated by various governments

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

I liked every thing about the Batwa, the songs, dance, demonstrations how they used to harvest herbs for medicine and wild honey, the old ways of fetching water and construction demo of grass thatched huts they used to live are all amazing. A fee of 80$ is charged by Uganda wildlife authority an organisation in charge of the trail to... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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58 reviews 58 reviews
39 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

This is an interesting and important opportunity to see and learn more about the Batwa way of life. These people were forced out of the forests when the government nationalized them in 1991, and their rich and interesting traditions are now a thing of the past. The Cultural Heritage center gives you a chance to see how they lived for... More

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Richardson, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

While I work with the Batwa tribe to help in several ways, all of my teams going to Bwindi rate this experience as a highlight of their trip. It is a difficult climb (steep and a long hike), it is exciting to glimpse how this tribe of pygmies used to live when they dwelled in the rainforest. Worth the small... More

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Kampala
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

An amazing and unforgettable cultural encounter with the forest indigenous people the Batwa in Bwindi forest, Lake Bunyonyi and Mgahinga national park. It also includes a visit at the Garama cave a former home to the Omutwa king in Mgahinga national park with lots of traditional songs and dances from the Batwa community.

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Kampala, Kampala, Uganda
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

Its great to know that amidst all the glory and allure of the mountain gorillas, the management of UWA has not forgotten about the native community of the batwa people who once shared the forest with the great apes.

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