Batwa Trail, Mgahinga Gorilla National Park

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#17 of 27 in Outdoors in Western Region
Hiking Trail · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
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Learn traditional customs and skills of a hunter-gatherer and warrior tribe on Batwa Trail, a cultural tour guided by the Batwa people. Starting at the foothills of the Virunga forest, the trail meanders through thick green woodland, ending in the erstwhile home of the Batwa king, Ngarama Cave. The tribe teaches you how to hunt, construct huts, start fire, and use medicinal herbs. As a finale, listen to the touching and heartrending songs performed by the tribal women in the unearthly ambiance of the sacred cave. Use our Mgahinga Gorilla National Park tour itinerary planner to arrange your visit to Batwa Trail and other attractions in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park.
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  • Highly recommend this experience. While the cost initially may seem high at $80 (though not high compared to gorilla trekking at $1500), it’s absolutely worth it and the funds go to a very good place....  more
    Highly recommend this experience. While the cost initially may seem high at $80 (though not high compared to gorilla trekking at $1500), it’s absolutely worth it and the funds go to a very good place....  more »
  • 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... 
    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...  more »

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