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- Accommodation in single twin share room
- All meals included
- Current Hotel Taxes and Service Charges
- First Entrance fees
- Other International flights
- Professionally guided tour
- Unlimited bottled water
- Departure Taxes or Visa handling fees
- Excess baggage charge
- International Air, unless expressly paid for
- Medical insurance and emergency insurance
- Personal expenses
- Tips to guide and driver
- Visa arrangements
Who are the Batwa?
As the original dwellers of the ancient jungle the Batwa are known as “The Keepers of the Forest” and the first humans to have discovered and lived with Mountain Gorillas in harmony. Today we discover the rich history of these small- statured people who have since been displaced to facilitate the conservation of these then critically endangered gentle giants
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- DAY 2
- DAY 3
Fly to Bwindi & Batwa Cultural tour
You will be met at Entebbe International Airport and driven to the primate capital on East Africa. Our driver/ guide will ensure you get the possible start to your Uganda holiday by assisting you with forex exchange, simple shopping and optional bookings which may include hotel drop off for travelers arriving late and any other logistics
He will also brief you about both our company and your trip such that you may get to know what to expect on this exciting adventure
There is a lunch stop in Fort Portal during the approximately six-hour trip from Entebbe International to Kibale.
Entebbe to Kihihi 0700 0845
Entebbe to Kihihi 1015 1125
Entebbe to Kihihi 1440 1615
Entebbe to Kisoro 0825 1125.
Gorilla Trekking & Batwa community tour
If there's one thing Uganda does better than anywhere else in the world, it's primates and there are few wildlife experiences that can beat the undiluted thrill of a face-to-face encounter mountain gorillas in either Bwindi Impenetrable National Park or Mgahinga.
Start the day with breakfast and prepare for an amazing half day gorilla trekking experience and once they have been tracked down and spotted, you will be allowed one hour of silent observation and non-flash photography/videography
After the award of the certificates, you will return to the hotel and enjoy an afternoon community tour
Fly to Entebbe International Airport
After breakfast at the hotel you will be driven to the nearest Airstrip in Isasha or Kisoro and fly to Kajjansi Airstrip and later to Entebbe International Airport. Please ensure you book your international flights depending on the available scheduled flights and if you intend to have a private chartered aircraft for small groups and family, please contact the agency
Return Flight Schedules
Kihihi to Entebbe 0945 1125
Kihihi to Entebbe 1140 1330
Kihihi to Entebbe 1200 1440
Kisoro to Entebbe 0825 1125
Time may vary depending on aircraft routing.
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The Batwa people survived by hunting small game using arrows, bows or nets and gathering plants, fruits in the forest. They lived in huts constructed of leaves and branches, moving frequently in search of fresh supplies of food lead them to stay in caves at times ,they used the fern leaves as cushions at night , the Batwa used deadwood shelter known as “Omugogo” in twa language. While in the forest the Batwa trapped animals with traps made of sisal strings, twigs and logs”okutega”, the also set fire after a kill to roast “Okusinga”. The Batwa lived in harmony with the forest creatures, including the mountain gorillas for millennia.
Batwa people worshipped, beloved in their ancestral gods- Nyabingi who was the medium of Batwa diety and Nyagasani if one wanted to live longer and more years. The Batwa used a big fig tree as a place for worship, according to their twa culture, oral traditions , animal sacrifices were laid at the foot of the fig tree which was home to the big snake- Nyabingi. LEARN MORE