Bwindi is surrounded on the Buhoma side by the Bakiga community
and the Batwa people community. The walk takes about two hours and
begins with a stroll through a small tea farming project. Here you
can stop to meet the tea pickers and perhaps even learn how to
pluck tea leaves along the way. Then visit a local beer brewery and
see how they mash bananas to make a fermented brew which is mixed
and distilled to make banana beer - a popular local drink in the
area. From here walk a short distance to the local hospital which
Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp supports through various projects.
Learn about how it started and the work they do for the community.
Continue your walk to a nearby village and visit a traditional
medicine man. The knowledge of using herbs for healing has been
passed on from generation to generation and he will show you some
of the herbs that grow in the forest and talk about how they are
used. Later, relax and enjoy a performance by the Batwa community
before returning to the camp.
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