Obviously set up for tourists but to meet displaced people who lived simply for centuries in a culture and environment from which they have been evicted, is in a sense humbling... read more
DESCRIPTION: The Batwa Experience is a reenactment by the Batwa Pygmy...
DESCRIPTION: The Batwa Experience is a reenactment by the Batwa Pygmy people of how their life used to be in the forest. Highlights include learning about medicinal herbs, traditional shelters, fire making, honey harvesting, burial rituals, different types of snares, and more.
The Batwa do not just demonstrate their culture for tourists, but also for their own children, so they strive for authenticity.
OPTIONS: Visitors have two options: The full experience lasts 3 to 4 hours and involves a hill climb that is done slowly in stages. Visitors may also elect a shorter version which runs for two hours and has fewer features, but does not include climbing a hill.
PRICING: Quote is for single visitors. Pricing is lower per person for larger groups.
LOCATION: The booking office is located just north of the Buhoma entrance to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, the first establishment on the east side of the road. Tours begin 2 km north and 1 km east of the park entrance, past Bwindi Community Hospital.
WARNING: Drivers sometimes take kickbacks to take visitors to a different tour with the word "Batwa" in their name. If in doubt, stop by the booking office so that you can know the name and appearance of your guide.