HOW CAN I ENCOUNTER THE BATWA PEOPLE OF BWINDI
The Batwa people are The Batwa pygmies are the enchanting people of the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, known as the former keepers of the tropical rainforest. They are a hunter-and-fruit-gatherer tribe that lived in the forest with the wildlife in Africa's ancient park a thousand years ago. Put on your hiking boots and embark on a full-day adventure through the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest to a Batwa home state.
The Batwa homestead is where travelers observe how the Batwa women prepare, cook, and serve their meals. Engage yourself with the traditional medicine men and learn all about the medicinal properties of the lush forest flora. Prepare to hear how ancient legends and traditional songs sound. Following a warm welcome from the Batwa people, visitors spend an hour immersed in culture. Enjoy the Batwa music performance and learn about the Batwa’s way of life, food gathering, and hunting techniques.
The Batwa pygmies lived in harmony with the forest habitats; they survived by hunting small game using arrows and bows. The Batwa’s fascinating excursion gives travelers a greater insight into how these ancient people existed in the forest before resettlement. Foraging their lives in the lush undergrowth and gathering plants for medicinal and food purposes, the Batwa have a symbiotic relationship with the wildlife species.