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Address: Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, Uganda

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Unique cultural experience

This was one of the most amazing things I've ever done. I got to see the ways of life of Batwa people in the forest. The hike itself was easy.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 November 2016
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Ames
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

This was one of the most amazing things I've ever done. I got to see the ways of life of Batwa people in the forest. The hike itself was easy.

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Kampala, Uganda
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2016

It was nice joining the trail package as i enjoyed having a typical African people experience from the Batwa people. Well organized and hospitable people

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Thank Wild_Safaris
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2016

We expected authentic experience of the Batwa life in the forest, but the reality was absolutely different: - Batwa people were dressed in a skins with zippers! (and other non-authentic clothes) - They used nails to let their buildings stay without a supervision. - Women were dressed in a modern, factory-made fabrics - Hunting traps were not real, but just... More 

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Thank Anton M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2016

This was a relatively easy hike led by a park ranger and the Batwa people with demonstrations of their old ways of life in the forest. The highlights for us were the fire-making demonstration and the visit to the large underground cave. It was good to learn more about the people not just the gorillas who lived in Mgahinga.

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Thank Becky0222
San Clemente, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2015

We visited the small huts of these very poor, displaced people. We talked to them about their lives.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2015

This was a highlight of our trip. It is on the grounds of the Mt. Gahinga Lodge, which is a great place to have a meal, if you are not staying there. Do not miss it!

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Thank Pilotlight2
Corona del Mar, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2015

Don't miss the trip to see the Batwa. It will give you a real appreciation for how lucky we are. They were welcoming and friendly. We all sat around on the ground and talked about their history, and they asked questions about what it was like in the US. Special experience.

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Thank SherryRoadrunner
Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2015

This is one the best cultural experiences I ever had. Learning about the life of the Batwa in their ancestral forest homes was very enriching. I would recommend the Batwa Trail to any one interested in cultural tourism. Moreover, the trip is inexpensive!

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Thank beyondgorillas
Idaho
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2014

This is about a half hour tour provided by the Botwa demonstrating traditional customs such as plant gathering, hunting, home constructions and fire building using forest resources. It is interactive so you will get a chance to make fire if interested. Highly recommended and benefits local Botwa.

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Kampala, Uganda
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2014

Meet the Batwa in Kisoro and have this life time experience as your learn about their Culture and History.

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