The transition to a new existence outside the forest has not been easy for the Batwa. Many exist as landless squatters while more fortunate communities live in new, purpose-built villages.
The Buniga Forest Walk includes a visit to one such settlement at Sanuriiro.
You are welcome to ask questions and discuss the Batwa’s situation directly with them. The same guides that take you through Buniga Forest as the Batwa lived then, will take you to where they live now in Sanuriiro settlement.
The community members of Sanuriiro are finding other ways of subsistence, building on their traditional knowledge learned from their elders in the forest. From gathering of wild honey in the forest to the cultivation of bees in beehives, which are shown here.
The Buniga Forest Walk, by providing employment opportunities, allows for the Batwa to make a living off of their forest knowledge,
Plus an opportunity to pass the old ways down to the younger generations who are growing up in settlements like Sanuriiro.