Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is the leading tourism destination in Uganda situated in the South-Western part of Uganda just at the extreme Rift Valley. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is situated along the Democratic Republic of Congo border next to the Virunga National Park and on the edge of the western Great Rift Valley. The park sites on an area of about 327 km² on the edge of the western Great Rift Valley. The park is home to over half of the world’s 900 mountain gorillas – the rest live in the neighboring Virunga Ranges Mgahinga National Park in Uganda, Virunga National Park in DR Congo and the Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is the most favorite destination to travelers looking to gorilla trekking in Uganda.
Wildlife in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is the second park to harbors the largest numbers of primates which over 120 mammals. The park has been recognized for its abundant wildlife and specifically being a home to over 400 of the world’s rare mountain gorillas, where out of 880 mountain gorillas that are still living in the world, half of them are found in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in Uganda. Other primates the park hosts are black and white colobus (Colobus guereza) and the rare L’Hoests’ monkeys (Cercopithecus lhoesti), blue monkeys (Cercopithecus Mitis), elephant, red tailed monkeys (Cercopithecus ascanius), baboons (Papio Anubis) and chimpanzees. With over 350 unique forest birds including the 23 endemic Albertine species such as African Green Broadbill (Pseudocalyptomena graueri), Grauer’s Rush Warbler (Bradypterus graueri) and so many anthers.
Things to do / Tourist Activities in Bwindi
This is the most thrilling experience to encounter while in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, such activity offers you excitement which is worthy while tracking mountain gorillas in Bwindi Forest is conducted all year round where you fulfill your excitement with over 36 gorilla groups within Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park but only eleven can be visited for gorilla tracking since others are still undergoing habituation process.
Gorilla habituation life time experience in Rushaga which is the most amazing experience in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park with Mountain Gorilla Family of about four hours in a day such this makes thrilling experience to encounter with Gorillas which is done all year round in Bwindi forest.
Bwindi Forest is one of the best birding destinations in Africa with over about 348 bird species have been recorded at Bwindi, to bird watchers such gives you an experience to encounter with 25 restricted-range species, of which 23 are confined to the Albertine Rift and four are globally threatened: African Green Broadbill -Pseudocalyptomena graueri-Vulnerable and so many anthers.
Batwa Cultural Tour
The Batwa cultural experience will also show you how they lived in huts made of grass, trees, the use of tree-houses, caves. Experience the Batwa village life of old, the sharing, of living as a community.
Hiking Bwindi forest national park offers you perfect experience to explore several attractions in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Such hiking is normally from the north of Bwindi to the South where you keep observing different primates and bird species which leaves you appreciating the nature of Bwindi forest park in different trails such river trail, lake Mutanda, Mubwindi Swamp Trail, Bamboo trail, Rushura Hill trail and so many others.
Where to stay in Bwindi
Being the leading tourism destination in Uganda, with over 400 mountain gorilla leaving in Bwindi national park. The park has beautiful accommodation which is on international standard such as Buhoma Lodge – luxury, chameleon hill lodge-luxury, cloud mountain gorilla-luxury, gorilla camp lodge-luxury, gorilla safari lodge-luxury and mahogany safari lodge-luxury and Gorilla mist camp-midrange, Gorilla valley lodge-midrange, Nkuringo gorilla camp-midrange, Silver back lodge-midrange, Engagi lodge-midrange, Lake Kitandara camp-midrange and broadbill forest camp-budget, Buhoma community rest-budget, Wagtail eco safari camp lodge-budget, Bwindi view Banda-budget, Nshongi camp-budget and Ruhija gorilla friend resort-budget.