Hiking on the Batwa Trails of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park
The Nkuringo circuit is superbly a scenic area with great potential for hiking outside the forest.
However, there are other trails like the Rushurra River trail where travelers have a view of the Albertine rift valley floor, Lake Edward and Rwenzori Mountains.
The Muyang trail is a short trail that last about an hour. The Ruizi river trail is recommended for those who would like to view birds, primates, forest; as they walk through the park. It trail is the longest in the park.
Batwa community walks as a Uganda safari Activity in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National park. The Batwa people are pygmies believed to have migrated from the Ituri forest of the Democratic Republic of Congo in search of Wild animals.
However, they were allowed to occupy part of the land again. During the encounter which is guided by the batwas, there is a demonstration of how to make bamboo cups, hunting styles, collect honey and other activities. There is also traditional singing and dancing by the Batwa dance group.
Bwindi is widely thought to support the greatest biodiversity of any east African forest and the Buhoma area has more to offer than just gorilla tracking in Uganda.
There are five different day trails that lead from Buhoma offering an opportunity to enjoy the tranquility of the forest and to see different monkey species.
For Uganda Safari birders, this is the place to be as it hosts roughly over 190 bird species 10 species of which are endemic to the Albertine rift.
The muyanga river trail lies outside the national park and it is half an hour walk, starting at the end of Buhoma road from where it follows the Bizenga River to its confluence with the Muyanga River.
Birding in this area can be good in the morning and late afternoon, with the shining blue kingfisher being a particular specialty.
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