Buhoma Village Walk
Buhoma Community Cultural Walk
Location: At Bwindi Impenetrable National Park’s main entrance
Overlooking the magnificent hillsides of the verdant Bwindi Impenetrable forest, whose peaks are covered with mist, this is among the most spectacular settings to enjoy a cultural tour in Uganda!
Your initial stop-over will be at a handicraft shop managed by the community women group. These skilled artisans create there you will find gorgeous had woven grass mats, dyed fabrics, natural bee-wax candles, wood carvings, and hand-made paper. Then you will proceed to visit the Batwa people who were previously forest dwellers that will perform songs plus dances telling about the verdant forest in which they are not allowed to stay any more. Among the most significant figures in this community is the traditional healer. In addition to treating the sick, he uses his great knowledge to safeguard and educate people about the different medicinal plants. There is a primary school which you will visit that will offer you an insight into the daily life of the rural children living in Buhoma. You will interact with the sociable pupils plus teachers.
You will see numerous banana plantations as you drive through Uganda. This tour will be concluded with an account of the various types of bananas, have an illustration of how they are utilized as well as have an opportunity to taste them.
Buy stunning locally made crafts carved by the local women. The proceeds will assist in taking care of families as well as educating their children in schools
Listen to the heartrending tales of the Batwa people, who are currently working together with a number of local NGOs to buy land on which they can cultivate crops and again ultimately become self-sufficient.
Meet the traditional healer who treats everything starting from a mere stomach ache to impotence he has a local type of Viagra! Learn the local process of making refreshing juice from bananas and also making a well liked local beer (rwarwa) as well as local gin called waragi all fro bananas.
The 12 tour guides used are all from the local community, and the proceeds from banana brewing as well as sale of the beautiful handicrafts benefits the local manufactures.
All proceeds from the cultural performances are returned to the Batwa people
20% of the charge is given to Buhoma Community Rest Camp Council that supports the various development projects in the community.
Since the establishment of the Community Rest Camp, a secondary school was opened in the community using funds from this tourism. it also supports a primary school, fund the nurseries and soon to build others.
The Rest Camp has funded the establishment of a maize mill.
A microfinance “circle” was also started within the community.
What carry along with you!
Strong walking shoes / boots as it may get muddy!
A Waterproof jacket or wrap, as well as a warm sweater the weather up in the mountains is very unpredictable
Waterproof bag to carry your cameras plus any additional equipment