Ruhija village is located in South western Uganda in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. Of course this the park where gorilla trekking takes place. The cultural and nature walk at Ruhija will offer you a great opportunity and chance to make a difference from the activity of gorilla trekking within the park.
When you in the proximity of Bwindi Impenetrable national park, you will need to have a very relaxed and good breakfast from the lodge you might have spend your night the previous year. Then after be prepared to be picked by your guide from the hotel from where you will be taken to start the Ruhija community cultural walk. This Ruhija walk will be awesome and interesting to you as you will visit many cultural features along this walk.
During your visit, you will visit the local Batwa community who live in Bwindi Impenetrable forest. These people are natives of this forest. At a time, they tried to bring them out of the forest and when this was done, they were becoming extinct. The main features to start with during your Ruhija community trail will be to visit the local Batwa community who are traditionally lived in Bwindi forest. In Ruhija there is a community of around 18 Batwa and they have built up a spot where they show how they used to live in the forest. At this spot, they demonstrate their traditional dances, huts, fire making and hunting technique which is too interesting to hear.
Since you are a visitor, you will be needed to be translated a story about how they had lived in the forest. At the end we were offered to try to shoot at a target with bow and arrow. A Batwa man will show you how it’s done and made it look easy. From there, you will slowly journey up the steep hill from Batwa community and at the top there is a school for orphan and disadvantaged children. Walk around to say hi in the class rooms and expect a dance a dance performance from the pupils at a pay. The community walk in Ruhija takes between 2-3 hours depending on walking pace.