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Boomu Women’s Group (Budongo Forest Reserve)

In our program Panorama of Uganda after/before the chimpanzee trekking in Budongo Forest, from Kanyo-Pabidi site, we include the village walk organized by Boomu Women Group.
This association was formed in 1999 and is made by 40 members between Kihaguzi and Kigaragara villages. Initially was opened the craft shop, where tourists going to Murchison Falls could stop and buy souvenirs. The shop is still there. Today there is also a restaurant where you have the opportunity (very recommended) to taste the local food made in the traditional way. The village walk is an eco-tourism activity through the houses of this farmer’s community, seeing all the typical crops. The storytellers will remind about the past traditional life in the area, but at the same time you will see exactly what the real life is today. On request, visitors can book basket weaving demonstration class and cooking preparation class.

The income generated by the tourist activities are benefiting the community which was able to create a nursery school for the children and also improve in access to health facilities.