Rwenjeru Trekkers Community Camp Site – Mbarara – Uganda

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    We are a community camp site that offers camping activities, unmatched cultural experiences and we work with various local communities on conservation plan

    Rwenjeru camp site is named after the white traditional cow of the Bachwezi, “enjeru” meaning white in Runyankole language. This white cow was treasured for special milk used on traditional duties in the families. Your visit to Rwenjeru community Camp site will expose you to the traditional culture that rotates around the Banyankole long horned cattle inherited from the Bachwezi of in 1520 AD. Rwenjeru village is on great location in fertile farmland that is next to the park on the grazing land made up of gentle hills with the valleys for farming and drinking places for their treasured long horned cattle.
    For the cow watering “Okweshera” in the local language means giving water to the animals, a routine done several times a day of the cattle keeper. Follow your guide, dressed in the true Bachwezi grazing attire carrying the walking stick, “Enkoni” and wooden bucket, “Eicuba” in the local language, with hoe and other tools for mining the anthill soil that has the salts for mixing in the animal drinking water.

    You will proceed to the water place and participate in the construction or maintenance of the existing clay trough that is used to serve the water to the animals. You will participate in the setting of the side fire by the drinking place, fill the trough with water until you will hear one of the herdsmen call the animals to come and drink. It is a very rich experience. Everything on this trip has a purpose for the culture the cattle keepers and the welfare or safety of the well treasured animals as you will hear from your guide.
    This community campsite is located near Lake Mburo National park. This is a community of cattle keepers and their livelihoods rotate around cows with little supplementary farming. The cows here are given names like any other members of the family. During the visit to Rwenjeru community, the local guide will take you on a cattle keeping tour showing you how they tend to their cows, like members of their family; giving them water, singging for them, setting fire for them or talking to them.

    The park activities here include; a boat cruise, game drive, nature walks, sport fishing and overnight treks over the hills in the park.

    Community activities and services of Rwenjeru campsite include:

    • Guest house with self-contained rooms
    • Camping accommodation
    • Cow watering experience
    • Organic foods demonstration
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