Visit & explore Garama Caves – Mgahinga gorilla National park
Visit & explore garama caves – The Garama cave is one of the key attractions that should not be missed while visiting Mgahinga National Park. These caves used to be a home for the Batwa who had lived there for many years until they were recently resettled. The 342m long Garama Cave lies beneath a plateau northern edge of the park, 3kilometres from Ntebeko. It is set in the former farmland zone but in earlier times, the cave lied in the forest when it was occupied periodically by Batwa who used it as a council chamber and a retreat after raiding their neighbours.
Visit & explore Garama Cave Facts
The Garama Cave is 342 meters long and 14 meters deep
Several years ago, this cave was inhabited by the pygmy Batwa people whose warriors attacked their neighbouring communities, but today it is inhabited by bats.
From the park headquarters to this cave entrance, is just 3kilometres, and the guide will recount to you how these Batwa survived and even made attacks basing from this cave.
Today the cave provides an atmospheric a performance of Batwa music at the end of the Trail. This is one of the caves where once the crafty Batwa (who were warriors) lived and fought their neighbours, the Bantu. The distance to the cave entrance from the park headquarters is 3 km long and it takes about 4 hours.
On a guided walk, your guide will show you how the Batwa lived and fought out of the cave. The cave is 342metres in length and 14metres deep, and is now inhabited only by bats. There is a viewing platform 800metres from the Park’s gate. On arriving at it, you’ll be rewarded with splendid views of the Park as well as its surrounding. This activity is free of charge and does not need a guide. Additional information regarding this spot can be obtained from the display panels found at the hill-point.