Are you looking for a short Uganda safari to Bwindi that doesn’t involve the rather tedious Uganda gorilla trekking safari experience but still rather insightful and memorable? Here is a 2 days Bwindi Batwa cultural tour with a leisure nature walk.
This 2 days Bwindi Batwa cultural tour takes you to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park Uganda. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is a habitat to over 400 mountain gorillas out of the 1004 Mountain Gorillas that exist in the entire world. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park has about 17 gorilla families that are found in the 4 sectors of Rushaga, Nkuringo, Ruhija and Buhoma. Other attractions that you will come across while on your 2 days cultural safari Uganda includes some 120 other mammal species including primates like chimpanzees, monkeys and baboons, 350 bird species of which 23 species are endemic to the Albertine rift, 220 butterflies species, 27 species of lizards, geckos and chameleon, 163 tree species and 104 species of fern that call Bwindi Impenetrable National Park their home. There are also the Batwa people or commonly referred to as pygmies living in communities adjacent to the park. While on this tour in Uganda you have an opportunity to traverse a piece of this unique jungle while undertaking a Uganda hiking safari following one of the numerous nature trails then climax your tour with a Uganda cultural safaris experience as you get to have an encounter with the perhaps earliest human inhabitants of this pristine jungle the Batwa who skillfully managed to live in harmony side by side with the rather wild occupants of the Bwindi jungles for over 600 millennia.
Highlights of the 2 days Uganda Batwa cultural tour Bwindi
This 2 days safari to Uganda kicks off with an early morning pick up from your hotel in Kigali then start off your journey to the pearl of Africa- Uganda as you drive through the land of a thousand hills. Cross into Uganda via the Katuna or Cyanika border points and finally make your way to your already booked Uganda accommodations safari lodge. Enjoy a nicely crafted lunch that will tantalize your taste buds. Enjoy an evening relaxed nature walk that will see explore bwinidi impenetrable national park from a close range. Day 2 gives you an opportunity to meet and mingle with the Batwa as you have a Uganda cultural safari experience with the Batwa.
Detailed itinerary of the 2 days Uganda Batwa cultural tour Bwindi
Day 1 of the 2 days Uganda Batwa cultural tour Bwindi: Kick starts off this incredible adventure to Bwindi
Impenetrable National Park with an early morning pick up after an early morning breakfast at your hotel in Kigali or after landing at Kigali airport and this leads to the start of an awesome safari to Uganda road trip adventure through the land of a thousand rolling hills. This road adventure is fascinating as your eyes are in for a treat of the truly magical experience loaded with a lot of sightings that will leave you breathless. This treat begins with a glorious view of the natives going about their daily routines from tilling their lands, to fetching water in jerrycans, to men and women riding bicycles loaded with agricultural products headed towards the nearest market areas. This road trip to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park on your 2-day Uganda cultural trip is a very comfortable one as it is done on tarmacked road all the way to Cyanika or Katuna border which is about 205 km away from Kigali the capital of Rwanda.
The Pearl of Africa
The crossing into the Ugandan territory on this tour Uganda comes with a fantastic change in the land scape as you get to drive through a towering range that are covered with thick forests and on a good sunny morning, enjoy the spectacular view of the elegantly tall Virunga ranges on the Ugandan side that will definitely give you a befitting welcome to the pearl of Africa! The drive continues on winding roads with never ending corners/ bends which might make you think you haven’t progressed at all as you drive through corner after corner. Also, experience an imminent change in the weather conditions as you get to realize a drop in the temperatures but this shouldn’t get you depressed about this thrilling Uganda tour adventure because as the sun peers through the skies, it will definitely get warmer.
The nice African Massage feeling
This 2-day Uganda in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is like a giver who never ceases to give as you are in for an African massage treat as you get closer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park because remainder of the journey is done on dirt roads. After a drive about 4-5 hours, you will be welcomed to the lodge by warm, friendly and all smiling Ugandan faces who will usher you into your room and ensure that you fully comfortable and settled in. Next on the agenda is a nice lunch treat in which you will feast on a nice Ugandan buffet that will leave your taste buds still yarning for more.
Enjoy the Hike
After this satisfying luncheon depart from the lodge as you go a Uganda hiking safari on any of the numerous nature trails that traverse this uniquely preserved eco system. While on this leisure nature hike, grab your binoculars as they will come in handy as you get to zoom in and get a close look on those bwindi forest occupants that might just be to far away from you. After about 2-3 hours of pure mellowing in this pristine jungle, return to the lodge for freshening up in en suite bathroom which is spanking clean and enjoy an evening dinner. Cozy up in the lodge’s warm lounge room as you chat with your fellow lodgers present at the lodge about the highlights of your uganda safari tour to bwindi till you go to bed.
Day 2 of the 2 days Batwa cultural safari to Bwindi: The morning of the second day on this out of the world Uganda gorilla safari begins with exciting melodic sounds of nature composed by some 350 bird species that reside here as they twitter their hearts off to the new dawn of the day, this is coupled with interjections of other mammal sound calls as they try to locate each other where abouts as they all don’t sleep in a cacophony. Make your way to the dining room and be greeted with an array of well-prepared breakfast bites, smell the freshly brewed Uganda coffee all prepared to giving you an everlasting memory. After this heavy breakfast treat check out of the lodge with your packed lunch, jump into the safari van and head for the Batwa community.
Meet the Batwa
On reaching starting point of this Uganda cultural safari thriller where you will receive an emphatic welcome from the enchanted Batwa people. From here you will be given a guided tour about lives of the Batwa who have co-existed side by side with the wild dwellers of these forests for over 6 millennia. You will be given a lesson on how the Batwa live their lives with in forests for example methods of hunting, introduced to the Batwa’s jungle clinic which provided them with all herbs to treat their ailments, engage in a food preparation lesson with the Batwa women and if you don’t mind you can decide to enjoy a meal with them. This experience doesn’t end without an animated cultural performance from these forest dwellers and if you feel the beats of this African performance appealing to your inner core, feel free to join and grove to this rhythmic and powerful dance. After this strap yourself in for another round of tour in Uganda road trip back to Kigali Rwanda.
Have a once in a lifetime ultimate gorilla experience in Uganda
A Uganda tour can be an exciting Africa safari adventure as it does not only give you the best of Uganda wildlife safari but also it can give you the ultimate gorilla safari Uganda experience as Uganda is home to the elusive mountain gorillas that can be found in the forests of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park Uganda and this can be done either on a short Uganda gorilla tour or long gorilla safari Uganda tour packages like;
A gorilla tour Congo gives you the best opportunity to have an up-close and personal encounter with the mountain gorillas in their natural habitat as you engage in Congo gorilla trekking tour. This can easily be arranged on either a short gorilla trekking safari in Congo or a long gorilla trekking safari in Congo. Some packages to Congo include 3 days mountain gorilla trekking safari in Congo, 3 days Nyirangongo hiking safari, 3 days low land gorilla safari in Congo,
What else does Uganda have to offer?
Uganda is known as the pearl of Africa and you can decide to extend your Uganda tours to other Uganda safari destinations like Murchison Falls National Park Uganda, Kidepo Valley National Park Uganda, Lake Mburo National Park Uganda , Semuliki National Park Uganda and all this can be done by buying any of our safari Uganda packages like