Buhoma Community walk takes 3 hours around the Buhoma region in Bwindi impenetrable forest. This walk gives you a chance to learn about the day to day life of the local people who live near the forest.
The community walk gives an opportunity to gain Knowledge of a different culture, visiting the Buhoma community is a chance to support these local people living close to the protected area inhabiting the Mountain Gorillas.
When one is going for a walk, it starts at Buhoma community and you will either wake up early morning or do it evening after your Gorilla trek and involve yourself in a community walk with a knowledgeable and informed guide who will find you with information.
The walk is rewarding how these locale people are resourceful personally observe and learn from their life style .you will make a stopover at the women weaving baskets while others make handicrafts you might buy one and this will be greatly appreciated.
Another stopover will be at River Muyaga have an opportunity to see women wash their cloths in a customary way with no washing machines but by use of their hands enjoy the colorful butterflies, stop over at banana plantation watch the brewed bananas including distillation one of the local gins (known as Waragi in a local way). Uganda produces and grows a lot more Bananas compared to other countries and you can as well test the local brew made in Bwindi.
You will visit the waterfalls in the center of the farmland, watch the hardworking women using a hoe which is the best tool in harvesting their crops with their energy with no high technology observe how they pick fresh leaves of tea pick up same and take back to your home to enjoy and also remember the experience you encountered during your trip.
You will also visit the community traditional healer, a herbalist who uses local medicine or herbals to treat the local community one is certainly stunned with his great knowledge and information. You will then visit the children schools who are interested in learning with a high spirit without using computers.
After you will visit the Batwa people the first people who lived in the forest caves, however they lost their homes when Bwindi forest was established they will entertainment you with dances and songs with great meaning of how they lived in the forest.
The 3 hours are rewarding with opportunity to get information and knowledge about the community directly to supporting the community.