Ruboni Community, the Bakonzo group of people dominates the slopes of Rwenzori Mountain which is also known as Mountains of the moon. Ruboni community is home to around 2,000 Bakonzo, in the foothills of the Rwenzoris.

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Village walk through the Ruboni community will expose you to Bakonzo daily activities like animal keeping, crop growing, and hunting among others. Socialize with blacksmith, traditional healer, basket weavers and storytellers and enjoy a vibrant dance performance accompanied by lively drumming.

While in the Bakonzo community, expect to seen colorful native birds such as the Rwenzori Turaco, tiny sun birds and Cinnamon-chested Bee-eaters, chameleons, squirrels and vervet monkeys among others.

Your Local guide will also expose you to Mihunga village - The Bakonzo tribe lived here for over 300 years with no electricity or running water. This includes a demonstration by a traditional healer, whose herb-based concoctions are believed to cure many ailments. There is also a trip to the village school, a crafts demonstration and a lively dance performance.

Visitors can also choose to walk with a local guide through the surrounding forests. They may be lucky enough to spot brightly colored turacos in the forest canopy. The expert guides will be able to point out other species such as bee-eaters, sun-birds and playful black-and-white colobus monkeys.

Bulemba-Ihandiro Cultural community where visitors will encounter the traditional healer, explaining his powers, known as muhima; and to the local blacksmith, who will reveal the spiritual significance of the traditional Bakonzo stool. Basket weaving and fire making skills are also demonstrated along the route. These are some of the activities one can do on addition to climbing Mount Rwenzori which is one of the major tourist attractions in Western part of Uganda.

 

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