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Village / Community Walk

Ruhija is a great place for village walks and guests who are interested in visiting the local community, Please let our staff know for special arrangements.

Options include visiting a local school, a traditional local healer, a banana brewery or combine the community tour with a nature tour towards the forest.

Whatever tour you take will equip you with knowledge on how the people in and around Ruhija live.

If required, the lodge can arrange a private performance for the guests at the lodge by children from the local orphanage – A beautiful sing and dance performance which will take you away into the Ugandan culture.

Do not forget the visit to the batwa community. The Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is home to some of the greatest biodiversity on the planet, a profusion of exotic plants and animals that includes the endangered mountain gorilla. For thousands of years, the forest was also home to an indigenous people—the Batwa pygmies.

Step back in time to see how the Batwa lived for millenia in the Bwindi, one of the most beautiful jungles on earth. Enjoy an incredible day hike in the rainforest with Batwa guides, see how the Batwa lived and hunted, learn about medicinal plants, and watch for animals and birds.

You will hear ancient legends and traditional songs, watch energetic dances, and join in on a mock hunting party. You can even test your skill with a Batwa bow and arrow.

Gorilla tracking is the main activity in the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Track gorillas with us and explore them for their true self. We offer tracking that will truly redefine your travel experiences. We talk the language of comfort and offer unique camping styles that cater to one and all with destinations people only dream of.

Discover a world of thrilling adventure in a place surrounded by nature and blessed with year-round sunshine. Whether you’re a wildlife enthusiast, adrenaline junkie or simply love being in nature, there is something for everyone. Gorilla Mist Camp is a naturalist’s paradise and endless hours can be spent exploring the great outdoors, with many activities to suit your mood.