Batwa are indigenous forest dwelling pygmy people who live in the forests of Bwindi, Echuya and Mgahinga forests though their habitant were disrupted by the creation of Bwindi and Mgahinga protected areas by the colonial administration in the 1930s. Originally, Batwa were hunter-gatherers in southwest Uganda with short height structure. Rutwa is the local language but phasing out due to the dominant Rufumbira and Rukiga used in the communities with the bakiga and Bafumbira in the neighboring districts of Kanungu, Kisoro and Kabale as well as outskirts of the forests. On the other hand, littered with Islands and enclosed by steep, terraced hills, Africa’s second deepest lake with its surrounding having looks of the Swiss Alps is unforgettably scenic! It’s endowed with many little birds (Bunyonyi) and calm bilhazia free waters that make canoe rides and bird watching a famous activity on this Lake
Day 1: Arrival and transfer to your hotel.
On arrival at Entebbe International airport, you will be met by our representative who will transfer you to Protea Hotel Entebbe or J. Residence motel Entebbe for relaxation, dinner and overnight.
Day 2: Kampala–South Western Uganda via Igongo cultural centre
After breakfast, start your adventure with a drive to South Western Uganda via Mbarara. Make a stopover at Igongo Cultural centre and country Resort hotel for lunch. Take a tour through the Museum with art collections from the ancient Ankole kingdom. Proceed to Kisoro district up to Bunyonyi area, check in at the accommodation unit for relaxation, dinner and overnight at Tom’ Home stay.
Day 3, 4 & 5 Bunyonyi, Kabale–Kisoro trek. This will include Kabale and Bunyonyi trek, Tom’s home stay for a community stays/overnight on a beautiful remote Island. Have a cultural tour led by a professional guide, canoe ride on Lake Bunyonyi, traditional music and campfire stories, local cuisines for instance local honey. Go for Batwa guided Echuya forest crossing see how the Batwa gather fruits, hunt small animals, how they make herbs into medicine and many more.
Day 6: Transfer from Kabale to Kampala
After breakfast, embark on an exciting road trip from Kabale back to Kampala with a stopover at the Equator and have a feel of being at Latitude 00. Lunch en route at Maska. Dinner and overnight Protea hotel Entebbe or J.Residence Motel Entebbe.
Day 7: Reserved for your departure from Entebbe international airport
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