Batwa trail at Mgahinga.
Batwa trail at Mgahinga-Batwa trail which begins at the base of Mount Muhabura is the only trail that takes Visitors to the ancient Garama Caves. These caves are one of the top attractions found in Mgahinga national park Uganda. The park is regarded as Uganda’s smallest Scenic park, located in south western part of Kisoro district. It is host several animal species such as the endangered mountain gorillas, Golden monkeys and various bird species.
The Batwa were the original inhabitants of the forests before Mgahinga and Bwindi Impenetrable National Park were gazetted into National Parks in 1991. The dense forests on the foothills of Virunga Volcanoes used to be their comfortable homes where they lived as hunter-gatherers and fierce warriors depending on the forest for food, herbal medicine and food.
During the eviction, the Batwa people were not evicted and were forced into dropping their nomadic and bushmen lifestyle. Today these are some of the poorest Ugandans, many of them earning a living from working on local farms of other people. The Batwa Trail was developed to teach visitors about the lifestyle of these people.