Mama’s love Homestay

MAMA’S LOVE HOMESTAY
Welcome to mam’s homestay found in rural villages of Uganda in Rukungiri district along the way to Bwindi impenetrable National park the experience is worth enjoyable while in our homestays and interacting with local people and cultural experience in Uganda
Mam’s love homestay we Offer quality and affordability, our homestays have great value accommodation option for short or long term stays like volunteers in community around like hospitals, schools, churches, study tour, reasechers, industrial training among others
Our communities are hospitable and welcoming to all visitors and their a free to interact with you and give you more about their culture like preparing food locally, juice making and brewing beer, cultural dances and entertainment, fishing in river with local means, coffee experience, hot spring steaming, milking local cows, planting fruit trees in schools, wedding in our banana plantation, weaving and craft making, nature walks, storytelling, campfire and barbeque every evening among others
What you can around mama’s love home stay in your visit
Visiting mam’s love homestay will take you through a lot of cultural experience in the community and within the homestay compound physically while learning

mama’s love women Group association

The following are the activities you can participate and enjoy when you’re staying us at mam’s love home stay
1. Coffee Experience
Mama’s love homestay coffee experience tour at a local farm in Rukungiri district. Spend the whole day with small scale farmers near mama’s love. Through the coffee-making experience, you will learn how to dig, weed, and harvest organic coffee in a real farming environment. You will get involved and learn about the process from seedlings to the drink/cup. You will be able to take part in picking, pounding, roasting, grinding, and drinking coffee. The skills and knowledge needed by farmers will bring a new appreciation to your coffee drinking habits. Here you take nothing, but the coffee-making experience.
2. Local brewing of beer and making banana juice
On your visit to our mama’s love homestay, you may also choose to explore our local brew experience. Our local beer making process and tasting experience in the village will help you explore more about African drinks, lifestyles and celebrations.

Our community is the only one in the area that still makes local brew from green bananas in the whole region. Our local guides will show you how local beer is processed and will give you to have a taste (optional) of this historic beer locally known as ‘tonto’
3. Tree planting project ( shoe tree project)
Here you participate in our mama’s love homestay project of tree planting of fruits like mangoes, oranges, lemons among others around churches, schools, hospital and also in other communities around Rukungiri district and now we are looking forward on expanding our initiate of Go green in allover Uganda
Our goals of Go Green project is to promote nature and conserving of our environment for the generation. During this experience you will interact with the community and learn local way of excavating pits and planting of trees
Also our aim is to promote in nutrition young going children and also our us shades during dry season and sometimes when it’s their harvesting season teachers sell off this fruits to earn more income as an addition to their salaries hence improving their economic standards
Our project was also named as shoe green project while providing shoes to each pupil, filters to schools so that we can provide clean water to schools and also motivate this young children to protect trees

4. Weaving and craft making (craft walk and pottery )
This experience will take you through communities and meet some group of women groups and association who earn money from craft making and weaving after selling off their products to our local markets and our aim is also to expand their products international and support conservation through full utilization of resources
5. Milking experience
Here you will first visit the farms and see how this local cows are grazed and feeding on green pastures allover and later you will visit the kraals and milking shades to participate in the experience using physical hands
This experience is enjoyable and it’s worthy rewarding will milking and putting on milking clothes
6. Cultural dances and entertainment
In Uganda we have over 56 ethnic cultures with different culture norms and customs and 32 different languages but welcoming and hospitable to visitor just small country with divers culture
Through this experience we shall take you at least to almost all cultures dances which give you the true and the origin of each culture through traditional folk song
You will learn using of different culture and dancing equipment’s made locally with the communities like drums, fluet, and zeorphone among others
Our culture dances are named in different tribes like Banyore dance known as Ekitaguriro as same as Bakiga and sometimes Ekizoni in Bakiga
7. Fishing in Rivers
There are many sources of fishing in Uganda and around our local communities of Rukungiri. Through this experience of fishing will be escorted with some fish equipment made locally using local materials like baskets, hooks among others
Our guides will take you take your through the fishing experience and take safety of your life while fishing
We have different fish species like mad fish, lung fish among others that are commonly found in our rivers and later you will be taken to the cooking experience of fish
8. Hotspring visit (minera hotspring)
Our mama’s love homestay is near to different tourist and historical sites like Minera hotspring which providesa interesting and lifetime experience with difere virews and sceneries
On your visit you find many people around it and within steaming in hot water while stretching their bodies and believe that this hot water can heal their bodies and some diseases
9. Visit kisizi falls
Kisizi falls lies along Kyabamba River few kilometers from our homestay in Rukungiri and it can visited for one day tour enjoying different activities around the falls like ziplinging, community participation, visit hospital , storytelling about the original of falls and the past history of it

Getting to mama’s love home stay
It is located in western part of Uganda, in Rukungiri district, Buyanja Sub County which takes about 6-7 hours’ drive on tarmac Road from Kampala Uganda’s capital city
It’s just one day tour to Lake Bunyonyi, bwindi impenetrable forest national, Kitagata hot spring, Kisizi falls, Queen Elizabeth national park and Lake Mburo national park
We believe staying at our homestay can bring you closer not only to culture but also on wildlife and adventure activities
Our homestay can also provide as accommodation along the way to Bwindi impenetrable national park and simple of our culture experience while going for gorilla trekking or after gorilla trekking in Bwindi impenetrable national park or any of Uganda’s wildlife safari package can bring to stay on our homestay and have true definition of African culture
Support our local communities
As mama’s love home stay we go beyond to support our local like children to develop their talents through football, handball, volley and netball
Any kind support or donations to young children to develop their careers in different games is highly recommended to develop our young children while giving items like football, uniforms, shoes, guards, gloves, and cash sometimes to provide more support during their training to motivate them and encourage

Mukiza Gorilla Group Gets a New Baby


Gorilla trekking has become more impressive in Uganda, Bwindi National Park received a new baby Gorilla last week on 11th October 2020. The birth in Mukiza gorilla group is one of the many births that occurred in the impenetrable forest during the Covid 19 lockdown. It is believed that the lockdown gave a great time to these forest giants to relax and reproduce without the daily stress of people coming to their faces. The mother of the new baby is an adult female known as Mwijukye who is in a good state with the new born baby Gorilla. this elevates the number of individuals in Mukiza group to 15 in number.
Mukiza Gorilla family
Mukiza was part of the Kyaguriro gorilla group before splitting up to form this new family. The split up was from an aggressive migrant silverback know to be Rukara came to the group and caused a lot of trouble to the leader Mukiza at that time. Mukiza then left Kyaguriro with a number of other family members making a separate group in May 2016. Mukiza group was originally set aside for research and is now available for the Habituation Experience. Mukiza is one of the Gorilla families in Ruhija Sector of Bwindi.
Ruhija Sector of Bwindi National Park
Ruhija sector is in the Eastern part of the park and is known for the highest number of mountain Gorillas. Ruhija is one of the most accessible areas of the for anybody interested in Gorilla tracking and Habituation experience. Some of the Gorilla families include; Oruzogo, Bitukura, Kyaguriro A, Kyaguriro B and Mukiza.
Ruhija can be accessed through Buhoma and can also be accessed by air from Entebbe airport to Kihiihi Airstrip. This would save you time as a visitor especially if you have limited time or if you are not interested in traveling long hours by road.
OTHER ACTIVITIES TO DO AT BWINDI
Batwa Cultural Experience
The Batwa are the former indigenous people of the forest who lived there before the forest was gazetted as a national reserve in 1991. The batwa trail will lead you to this most amazing culture in the neighborhood of Bwindi impenetrable forest. The Batwa guides will lead you to this reality of these forest people. You will be introduced to their local herbs and their survival tactics of hunting.
Golden Monkey tracking
Golden monkeys are found in the neighboring Mgahinga Gorilla Park in the neighboring district of Kisoro. Tracking the monkeys is more/less like tracking the mountain Gorillas. The monkeys live in the high Virunga ranges of Mgahinga.
Lake Bunyonyi
Bunyonyi is believed to be the deepest Lake in Africa located in the south western part of Uganda in the Kabale district. This small lake interestingly has 29 islands on it that can be toured on a boat with a highly trained guide.
What to carry for Gorilla Tracking
• Hiking boots
The hiking boots are meant to help you hike with ease through the rough terrain of the thick vegetation of Bwindi Park.
• Pair of Binoculars
The Binoculars are meant to help you zoom images of the wildlife from a far, they enable you have a closer view of the Gorillas that be a little far or high in the trees.
• Camera and extra Batteries
Watching the Gorillas will leave you with memories and these memories are kept in images and videos you record with your camera. The extra batteries will help in case your camera battery runs out.
• Rain Jacket
Gorillas live in the rain forests where the weather is so unpredictable and can rain anytime of the day, your rain court will save you from getting wet.
• Sun Glasses
The glasses will help protect your eyes from the direct sun rays into your eyes on a hot day.
• Hat
You will need a hat to protect your head from the hot sun as you track the Mountain Gorillas.
• Long Sleeved Clothes
You will need long sleeved short/blouse/t-shirts to protect your arms from the itchy forest vegetation.
• Long Trousers
You will need the long trousers to keep your legs safe from the thorny and itchy ground vegetation during the Gorilla trekking experience.
• Walking Stick
The slippery forest trails will need you to have a walking stick to give you extra support especially as you hike the mountains.
• Water and Snacks
You will need to carry enough water and snacks to avoid starving on the way, Tracking the Gorillas may take more time than anticipated.

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