Boomu Women’s group BandasBoomu Women’s group Bandas is perfectly location between the popular Murchison Falls and the remarkable Budongo forest Reserve. Boomu Women´s Group is made up of forty individual members from the respective villages of Kigaragara and Kihaguzi. Staying in bandas owned by these local subsistence farmers offers both accommodation services and cultural encounters where visitors on their Uganda safaris to Murchison falls can enjoy their Uganda trip. In the year 1999 the women group was established with the aim of sourcing funds from cultural tourism activities to reduce the increasing levels of poverty as well as malnutrition but today the craft group which had humble beginning is changed in to community project offering different accommodation facilities to tourists on their safaris to Uganda’s Murchison falls national park.
The local women’s community group offers accommodation in the grass-thatched bandas that have been built in traditional Ugandan style and staying in one of the rooms gives visitor on his or her safaris to Uganda to explore the authentic local community experience. The wonderful bandas are surrounded by beautiful tropical gardens filled with butterflies and weaver birds and hence visitors on Uganda safari tour can enjoy the views of the different weaver birds as well as the numerous species of butterflies.
Tourists spending their holiday safari in Uganda’s famous Murchison falls can enjoy staying with the local community of Kigaragara and explore the craft shop owned by the Boomu women group and the craft shop is selling the different handmade tourism products made out of local materials. The food prepared and served in the restaurant by local women is basically Uganda traditional food and this give room for visitors to have taste of the Ugandan food. The bandas have the bar services where visitors on their tours and safaris to Uganda can sit and relax while taking Ugandan local drinks prepared locally.
For any traveller who decides to stay in the Boomu women group lodge, he or she will have chance to enjoy different tourists activities organized in the lodge such as Village walks, participate in Cooking demonstrations in the nearby home steads, Basket weaving lessons chaired by the local women leader, Bird watching in the gardens or nearby Budongo Forest as well as Chimp tracking at Budongo Forest Reserve. All these offer wonderful, memorable experiences which are mixture of cultural encounters, wilderness encounter, and primate walk among others.
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