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Visit Us

Want to support the BIEO? Come visit us in Uganda! We are based in Rushaga, a small town at the base of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Most of our tours and activities take place in the surrounding communities but we are happy to organise activities and Batwa experiences all across Uganda!

If you would like to learn more about our activities feel free to contact us or download this pdf  



Cultural Center

Visit our unique cultural center and learn from the wisdom of Bujuki and the other Batwa elders who reside there. Listen to the histories and legends of the Batwa people and learn about their traditional customs and beliefs. See how the Batwa used to hunt with traps and spears or learn about the uses of all the plants and herbs of the forest. Finally, visit the traditional homes of the Batwa and experience their traditional music and cultural dances. . 


Community Walk

Explore the community around Bwindi on foot and learn more about the people of Rushaga. Visit the basket women as they weave their crafts and tour a local school. This short excursion culminates with the music and movement of the Batwa cultural dances after a visit to their current homes. 




Hike through the steep hills and valleys of the kigezi highlands and enjoy views of Lake Mutanda, the Virunga mountain chain, and Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park on this vigorous 5 hour journey. 


Bird Watching

Embark on a guided tour of the forests and swamps surrounding Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. This a chance to see some of the 350 species of endemic birds native to the area, including the Regal Sunbird, Dusky Crimsonwing, Black Crake, and more. 



Boat Cruise

Enjoy a scenic cruise along Lake Mutanda at the foot of the Virunga mountain ranges. Visit the famed "skeleton islands" where the embalmed remains of the Abajesera clan's honoured dead reside to this day. Waive to locals in dug out canoes as otters and waterbirds hunt alongside the boat.



Visit the blacksmiths of the Abaheesi clan as they smelt scrap metal into modern tools or the traditional weapons of the Bakiga people. Made out of wood and cow hide, the traditional bellows are passed down from generation to generation and can heat the open fire enough to melt metal.



Nature Walk

Stroll through the outlying forests of the national park to spot monkeys, snakes, birds and other flora and fauna. Enjoy views of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park and sparkling waterfalls as you embark on this peaceful nature walk.



Have a project of your own or want to know more about the Batwa in detail? We are well connected within the Batwa communities and want to share their culture and stories. Contact us to learn more

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