WHO ARE THE BATWA PEOPLE OF BWINDI FOREST & MGAHINGA GORILLA NATIONAL PARK
Batwa people/tribe were the first people to exist in the tropical rainforest of Bwindi impenetrable forest in harmony with mountain gorillas before Bwindi was declared a national park. They used to be harvesters and hunters. They ate the same food as mountain gorillas. Visiting the Batwa community of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park can give travelers a cultural view of the original people of "the Batwa."
The Batwa community has survived because of the International Gorilla Conservation Programmes, which work with the Batwa people. The organization began with the Buniga Batwa forest walk and village visit schedules, where they earn money for their well-being by educating their children.
The Batwa culture is an exceptional encounter which you shouldn’t miss when travelers visit Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. The Batwa were the first people who stayed with mountain gorillas in the forest. You will be able to visit the Batwa traditional homestead and learn how the Batwa women prepare their local food and serve their meals.
Besides the Batwa people, travelers can engage in mountain gorilla trekking in any of the four sectors of Bwindi impenetrable forest national park or at Mgahinga gorilla national park both of which are located in southwestern Uganda.