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Batwa Cultural Trail in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park provided by Bamboo Ecotours

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Batwa Cultural Trail in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park

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  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
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Updated 01/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 01/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
The Batwa Trail Experience in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park is a unique cultural heritage tour that gives a glimpse of the lives of the Batwa indigenous people who were removed from the national park of Mgahinga to pave way for gorilla conservation.
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    Batwa Trail
    Stop: 5 hours - Admission included
    Visitors to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park have the opportunity to experience the Batwa culture by signing up for the Batwa Trail Experience. Unlike the Batwa Community Experience, which occurs in the villages, the Batwa Trail activity offers a glimpse into the historical lifestyles of this marginalized community from the perspective of ancient forest life. The Batwa Trail tour, which starts at the Ntebeko park headquarters of Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, takes 4-5 hours. The cultural tour is guided by trained Batwa guides who 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/dance 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.
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Important Information
  • Activity fee and transport only
  • Entry/Admission - Batwa Trail
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 5 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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  • Duration: 5h
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  • Languages Offered: English
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