Bulemba Ihandiro cultural trail is remarkably one of the best trails for visitors on Uganda cultural safari should count a must to explore. The Bulemba Ihandiro cultural trail gets you the best cultural encounter within the Rwenzori area. Visitors on cultural safari in Uganda can embark on walk through Bulemba Ihandiro cultural trail which may last about 6 to 7 hours through the famous traditional holy valley. Besides, it takes you through several sites which are of great importance to Bakonzo people the main dwellers around the foothills of Mount Rwenzori.
While at Bakonzo community, visitors on cultural safari will be led by an experienced local guide who then takes you up to a popular traditional healer ‘Muhima’ and you also get know more about the powers of the works of this traditional healer especially in healing the locals suffering certain diseases. Besides, embarking on a Bulemba Ihandiro cultural trail while on Uganda cultural safari gets you a chance to understand the secrets of the spiritual significance of the popular traditional Bakonzo stool.
Bulemba Ihandiro cultural trail also takes you through the village’s blacksmith who makes the best use of metals to make varied traditional tools including knives, saucepans, machetes and others. Besides, you have a chance to explore how to weave basket and fire making skills. The Bulemba Ihandiro cultural trail takes you to River Kamusonge whose water is believed to have a taste, sweet and quick in quenching the thirst.
A cultural walk along Bulemba Ihandiro cultural trail takes you through a grass thatched hut constructed in the traditional Konzo style or design to relish the breathtaking views of Mount Rwenzori and prior getting to the last lengthy walk to cultural museum with local materials which were used during the ancient Rwenzururu struggle, traditional dresses and many other historical items of people who live around the foothills of Mount Rwenzori. In addition to Bulemba Ihandiro cultural trail, a visit to Bakonzo region gets you more cultural encounters around Mount Rwenzori National Park especially around Ruboni community camp, Rwenzori Turaco View Campsite and several sites.
Besides cultural exploration along Bulemba Ihandiro trail, you also have opportunity to explore the hidden treasures within the Rwenzori Mountains National Park, Uganda’s one most exceptional UNESCO World Heritage Site. This park was gazetted in 1991 and became a UNESCO site around 1994. It spans up to 1000 square kilometers and features many scenic Lakes, waterfalls and glaciers. Mount Rwenzori National Park is a home to many species of mammals including hyraxes, forest elephants, primates such as L’Hoest monkeys, black and white colobus monkeys as well as varied bird species for instance the Rwenzori Batis, Archer’s chat, Rwenzori Turaco a mention but a few.