Bwindi’s Buhoma Community Nature Walk Safari; this three-hour Bwindi Community Nature Walk Safari unveils to you to the local people living close to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest plus their culture. Village Walks reward you with experiences like;
– Knowledge of the cultural ways.
– Locally made art and crafts works.
– The Dancing styles.
– Their Traditional cooking styles.
– The Brewing of local beers.
-As well as their Herbal Medicines.
The Buhoma Village Walk offers a chance to observe the people adjacent to the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. It is as well a good way to direct support these local communities.
The Walk starts at Buhoma Community Rest Camp in the company of your guide and he is very informative, as well as rewarding. You will be amazed at how resourceful these local residents are as you personally observe and learn their lifestyle. The First stop is seeing women make handicrafts while others weaving baskets at the community crafts center and there you can buy some of these and this will greatly be appreciated by the community.
Bwindi’s Buhoma Community Nature Walk Safari offers you the waterfalls in the center of the farmland and here you can see the hard working women in the fields as they nurture their crops. The basic equipment used here is a hoe plus their energy with no high-tech equipment. In season see them picking tea, observe how the newest leaves are carefully picked by the skillful pickers. On these cold hillsides a diversity of tea is cultivated and definitely you can carry some back home to enjoy in your country with friends and family and certainly you will have reason to remember the experience within and around the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.
You will Stop by River Muyanga and observe women washing their clothes in the customary way using hands –Bwindi’s Buhoma Community Nature Walk Safari gives this, and there aren’t any washing machines but just their hands, and on the adjacent rocks you will enjoy a breathtaking sight of several multi-colored butterflies. Stop in the center of a Banana plantation and there are traditional brewing demonstrations that use Bananas and includes the distilling of one of the local gins made out of Bananas (called Waragi- a name driven from ‘War Gin’ as called by the Ugandan soldiers that returned from World War II). Uganda is literally a ‘banana republic’ as it produces most Bananas (with more than 50 varieties) compared to other countries excluding Brazil, which isn’t terrible for a country approximated to the size of Oregon State. In addition you can taste the local-beer (Heineken) made out of Bananas – look out; here comes Uganda’s Bwindi -Banana Brew yet to be internationally marketed.
Meet the Traditional Healer, please note that this healer isn’t a witch doctor, however a person that knows how to use resources from the forest and tree herbs to treat sickness. You certainly will be stunned by his great knowledge and informative exhibition. Visit the community Mukono Primary School to meet the students and their teachers – startling how one can study without computers, electricity or even lights, however the very marvelous thing is the amazing spirit of these children.
Lastly Bwindi’s Buhoma Community Nature Walk Safari offers a visit to the Batwa -Pygmy community who originally where the inhabitants of this forest – however they lost their home when Bwindi Forest National Park was established. Finish up with the trip entertainment of a traditional dance. Three hrs of a very rewarding informative pleasurable walk that offers you an opportunity to directly support this local community.
Uganda’s remarkable avian diversity (over 1000 species within an area the size similar to that of Great Britain) can be attributed to its location between the East African Savannah, West African rain forests and semi-desert of the North. Uganda offers easy access to bird-rich habitats that are difficult to reach elsewhere.
Bwindi and Virunga is a prolific and most certainly one of the best birding locations in East Africa. It is the ideal habitat for a variety of birds, with 350 species recorded in Bwindi, including 23 endemics (90% of all Albertine Rift endemics).
The following species regarded by birders as special to the park include Short-tailed Warbler, Blue-headed Sunbird, Black billed Turaco, Yellow eyed black flycatcher, Black bee-eater, and Kivu ground Thrush, Garners Warbler, Bar-tailed blue Trogon, Africa blue and white-tailed blue flycatchers and Red-headed blue bill. Birding in bwindi takes place along the main trail, the Kashasha river valley and Ivy river trail, the Buhoma waterfall trails, along the bamboo zone, and Mubwindi swamp trail in Ruhija.
The location has been received by birders that have stayed with us looking for Bwindi forest endemics. Kisoro Tours Uganda have a well trained team of birding guides working on birding Safaris send us inquire for detailed itineraries.
In conclusion, Bwindi’s Buhoma Community Nature Walk Safari is just like an additional activity to main activity of the place which is Gorilla Trekking. Travelers tend to do a community nature walk after they have participated in the Life time experience of visiting the Gorillas in their own natural Habitat. It is equally advisable for a traveler to sleep in the accommodations that are found within the Buhoma sector for a favorable experience of Bwindi’s Buhoma Community Nature Walk Safari . Remember that us as HOME TO AFRICA TOURS AND TRAVEL We Treasure Your Fond Memory.