Things to do in Bwindi forest National Park
Bwindi forest is known for being home of the amazing mountain gorillas which usually casts a shadow on the other magnificent attractions in this impenetrable forest and the activities surrounding it. Bwindi being the biggest habitant of the endangered mountain gorilla is a protected and habituated area, with limited access to it so as to prevent the encroachment to it, with that in mind, this keeps Bwindi impenetrable forest natural and flourishingly vibrant.
Bwindi forest is endowed in the best way possible, making it a mystery and a fascination to those who decide to venture into it to experience the magnitude of its charm and diversity. Apart from the Gorilla experience, one can experience Bwindi in a whole new light with the diversified activities that work hand in hand with the community and conservation in order to protect the gorilla habitat and promote community sustainability. The different tourist activities around and within Bwindi are:
Hike to the Rushaga water fall
The hike to this astonishing water fall is more of walk with a few climbing, during this hike, it is educative when you get to see the amazing very tall mahogany trees which are over a hundred years old, the different plants and forest monkeys, the tantalizing forest sounds which are both strange and sensational at the same time, the dark well hidden caves which lead to the telling of the stories about the indigenous Batwa people. Finally, you will hear the sound of the waterfalls, these surprisingly beautiful waterfalls are hidden away in a gorgeous very tall and big cave of rocks, this spectacular view and its coolness as the water falls from the high rocks is worth the hike and will most definitely take your breath away, it is a gem hidden in the depth of the impenetrable forest.
Community women dances and crafts
The community is one important part of the Bwindi forest and in order to prevent the community from exploiting the forest, activities are created to help the community in earning an income for their social and economic sustainability, these activities include :
Crafts and weaving (for sale to Tourists)
The making of crafts and weaving helps produce products for sale to the tourists which help the local community earn a living especially the women, also, when tourists visit the local community, they get a chance to interact with the women who usually teach them who to weave, grind sorghum and tell them stories about their ways of living which is always eye opening, solely interactive and fun :
Local dances in Bwindi forest
The community women have a community group which organizes dances and entertainment for guests and the guests are free to join, the dance are usually delightful, energetic and is viewed as a way of bonding appreciation amongst people.
Finally, Bwindi forest is hub of many different activities, because of its natural diversity and uniqueness which makes it a prime destination in Uganda.