Meet a Batwa Pygmy Community

Batwa pygmies have lived alongside gorillas for millennia. They are the people of the trees and they live a life completely apart from everywhere else in the world.

As one of the world’s rarest tribes their existence was under threat. Now a new tourism initiative is helping keep their traditions alive. 

Spend half a day with a Batwa pygmy community. Rest and relax in their presence, taking in all their stories. Learn traditional medicine from the trees, as an expert shows you how every plant has its use. There’s also an opportunity to go out hunting with the tribe, or to join in a ceremony. 

These people have never used money and continue to live on the basis of trading goods, not wealth. They reflect a symbiotic relationship with the wild and its animals, and make for an experience that’s much more than taking a few photos of a tribe.

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