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Explore the culture of the local Bakiga and Batwa communities with village walks, blacksmith visits, craft shops and vibrant dances – all against the astounding backdrop of the forest-covered hills of Bwindi.

Visit the friendly Batwa and observe how they cook and serve meals, enjoy the energetic cultural dance performances as well as traditional songs. You will get to meet the traditional healer who uses plants and leaves as medicine and miraculously heal his people.

The people around Bwindi involve in making beautiful African crafts for example the handmade artifacts like bee-wax candles, fabrics and wood carvings.

Batwa Culture in Western Uganda

Visit a traditional Batwa homestead and learn from the women how to prepare, cook and serve a meal. You will also have the opportunity to sample the prepared dishes.

Talk to a medicine men and learn about the medicinal properties of the forest flora. Hear ancient legends and traditional songs.

Today, that Batwa are mainly living in the districts of Kisoro, Kabale, Kanungu, Bundibigyo, Mbarara, Ntungamo, some in Lwengo and Mubende and other places therefore they are scattered.

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