Visitors to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park can also experience the Batwa culture by signing up for the Batwa Trail Experience. Unlike the Batwa Community Cultural Experience, which occurs in the villages, the Batwa Trail activity offers a glimpse into this marginalized community's historical lifestyles from the perspective of ancient forest life.
The Batwa Trail tour, which takes 4-5 hours, is run by Uganda Wildlife Authority. The tour will be guided by trained Batwa guides who will showcase cultural norms such as harvesting herbs for medicine and wild honey, their old ways of fetching water using bamboo made "mugs" and construction demo of grass thatched huts.
The Batwa Trail ends with a cultural show by the Batwa families at the Garama cave entrance, a ceremonial ground for Batwa cultural leaders. The cave was such a symbolic place in the Batwa culture, and you will be proud to be part of this experience.
This tour takes place inside Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, managed by Uganda Wildlife Authority. The Batwa Trail tour is different from the Batwa Community Cultural Experience, where visitors explore the lives and cultures of the Batwa people through a village experience.
The price for the tour covers the activity fee and park entry fees only. No other costs are covered.