Buhoma Community Village Walk
This walk provides guests with an opportunity to support the local community whilst enjoying visiting various interesting places as you follow a walking trail through the village. Highlights include the traditional healer, banana brewery and Mukono Primary school where you may interact with the children.
Bwindi Community Hospital
Established during 2003 and has grown from small beginnings to become an essential service provider for the immediate communities and much of the surrounding areas too, caring for more than 100 000 individuals. Visit it to learn how it is helping to improve the quality of many lives.
Ride 4 a Women
Ride 4 a Woman was set up in 2009 to support local women struggling at home with issues associated with HIV, domestic violence and poverty. Visitors are invited to view the women working at the local centre – sewing, weaving and learning new skills for making a living and helping towards an education for their children.
Batwa Empowerment Village (BEV)
A cultural experience offering a glimpse into the former livelihood of the Batwa people. Learn how the Batwa survived in the forest as hunter/gatherers, how they collected honey – a favourite delicacy, the plants and herbs they used and how they danced, sang and socialised. Discuss traditional Batwa burial rites, listen to ancient stories and legends from a people at one with their environment and test your skill with a Batwa bow and arrow as they demonstrate how they hunted, make fire and carved cups and plates from forest materials.
Bwindi Forest Walk
This can be undertaken with a Uganda Wildlife Authority guide to allow you to hike along the trails and enjoy the forest flora, fauna and wildlife such as monkeys at close proximity. A popular choice is the 3-4 hour hike to the waterfall.
This can be done around the lodge and walks in the forest with local qualified guides. This forest area has recorded over 350 bird species. Of particular interest are the 23 species endemic to the Albertine Rift and at least 14 recorded nowhere else in Uganda
Possible in the forest with Bwindi being home to over 200 species, some of which are endemic to the Albertine Rift Valley