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The Batwa Experience is a historical reenactment by the Batwa Pygmy people of what their life used to be like in the forest. Highlights include learning about medicinal herbs, traditional shelters, fire making, honey harvesting, burial rituals...more
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| Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our group of 8 hiked into the Impenetrable Forest for this incredible experience and we were delighted every step of the way. Learning about the history, being in the incredible forest and getting a peak into the lives of these people was moving. This is...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank MarniBattista
Reviewed 4 October 2018

Somewhat challenging hike just to get to the Batwa village, located in the hills above town. We were treated to an orientation, a bit of history and then dancing and demonstrations of hunting techniques of old, by members of the Batwa community. We were told...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Edmundo_de_ABQ
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

Makes sure you book the true Batwa experience thru the Batwa craft store!!!! This is a great hike up into the mountains to see the way the Batwa lived in the Bwindi forest before they were relocated by the government to create the gorilla sanctuary....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Nyati818
Reviewed 24 September 2018 via mobile

I visited a local Batwa village and was very moved by the tough life of these people. Having been moved on from where they had lived for years they now try & survive on a piece of land they can never own or grow crops...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank edelfromdublin
LauraC14285, Communications at Batwa Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2018

Thank you for your review! They are indeed a precious, joyful people who need our help. The Kellermann Foundation in the US is dedicated to working with the Batwa so they can help themselves while maintaining their heritage.

Reviewed 14 September 2018

A trip to meet the Batwa people is an experience you should do whilst near Bwindi. It helps the Batwa people and they like to dance and sing for you. Their way of life is hard to imagine doing. The chief is a character.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank vikki_seekamp
Reviewed 23 July 2018

Worth every second you spend there. The people, the place, food, lodging and the ultimate nature, awesome!

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Sreynaks
Reviewed 19 July 2018

Levi was an outstanding guide and I would never have made it to the top and back down without Solomon and Fala's help. (Apparently the over ninety years old Batwa can make it up the steep climb in half an hour but I am nowhere...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Marcia G
Laura C, Administrator at Batwa Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 20 July 2018

We're so glad you enjoyed the tour and sewing time! Thanks for taking the time to submit a review!

Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

I highly recommend this tour ...our guide was young and obviously had such pride in her heritage. She answered all questions, shared her joy in her people and taught us so much. The orphanage was difficult to process and yet, I was in awe of...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank iniefree
Reviewed 11 March 2018

The man who does it all, Hillary, form the Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge walked us into town and escorted us on the Batwa Experience walk. (Thanks Hillary!) It was so educational learning about the Batwa culture and how they were "relocated" when Bwindi NP was...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Catherine A
Laura C, Communications Coordinator at Batwa Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2018

Glad you enjoyed it! For anyone else interested in the tour, visit our website to learn more and make reservations: www.batwaexperience.org. Be sure to use the authentic Batwa Development Program tour group which can be found at their offices or the Batwa Craft Banda, both...More

Reviewed 13 February 2018 via mobile

Great theatrical presentation. We really enjoyed it very much. Highly recommend. It is a re-enactment of course but really interesting and fun! Some crafts at the end you can buy if you like.

Date of experience: February 2018
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9 April 2018|
Response from John T | Property representative |
The full tour takes a half day, starting in the morning. You don't want to start too late, because you will be climbing a hill that can subject to thunderstorms. You arrange the starting time with the tour guide. There is... More
Susan T
2 January 2018|
Response from John T | Property representative |
Hi Susan, This is John. I just changed my screen name. Sorry it took so long. Your best bet is to go to the Batwa Craft Banda, 50 yards short of the park gate. It's on Google Maps as Batwa Craft Banda and Batwa Experience... More