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Batwa Trail

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Very enjoyable walk

We walked for approximately 3 hours in the Mgahinga park with group of 4 Batwas showing us... read more

Reviewed 25 August 2018
Tomáš G
A little hokey but interesting and helpful to the community

Well worth a morning. See how the Batwa lived before being forced out of the forest by the... read more

Reviewed 26 July 2018
Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed 25 August 2018

We walked for approximately 3 hours in the Mgahinga park with group of 4 Batwas showing us different scenes from their traditional life which ended some 25 years ago. Collecting water, making fire, welcome ceremony, quite funny scene of hunting, visiting lava tunnel which served...More

1  Thank Tomáš G
Reviewed 26 July 2018

Well worth a morning. See how the Batwa lived before being forced out of the forest by the government to create the national park and protect the gorillas. A very nice hike too. An opportunity to help the Batwa as they try to adapt to...More

1  Thank Rmitch1956
Reviewed 21 May 2018

The batwa are very interesting people, very short in stature but very cunning and full of knowledge. What actually amazed me is the making of fire b using just pieces of wood.

1  Thank enzo r
Reviewed 12 January 2018 via mobile

This was a very interesting experience! Coming to see the gorillas I Also think it is important to support the native minority group that was forced out of the national parks in 1991, loosing their land and way of living. This was for saving the...More

1  Thank Sofiastrand
Reviewed 7 May 2017

This was definitely a worthwhile trek. It takes a few hours, but the information is great and the guides are quite entertaining! At the end of the trail, you are given the chance to buy some local crafts from the Batwa - so take some...More

1  Thank Barbara L
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.

2  Thank Nataliya A
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

1  Thank Wild_Safaris
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...More

2  Thank Anton M
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...More

1  Thank Becky0222
Reviewed 21 July 2015

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

2  Thank Jean M
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