The ultimate Gorilla Experience.
Uganda’s foremost tourist attraction and indeed one of the world’s most remarkable wildlife encounters, is tracking the rare mountain Gorilla in the remote forests of south-western Uganda. These magnificent animals found exclusively in the forests of Bwindi impenetrable and Virunga National Parks, number less than 800- over half of them in Uganda.
The Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is a large primeval forest located in south-western Uganda in the Kanungu District. The Bwindi forest is on the edge of the Albertine Rift, the western branch of the East African Rift, at elevations ranging from 1,160 to 2,607 meters.
It is Africa’s richest forest with an impressive list of species, has 350 birds, 310 butterflies,200 trees, 51 reptiles,88 moths and 12 mammals including several primates, among them chimpanzees, black and white colobus, blue monkeys, grey-cheeked mangabey, and the star attraction, the mountain Gorilla, Bwindi has 10 habituated gorilla groups. Eight permits are available for each group, giving a daily maximum of 80 permits.
Bwindi is also one of Uganda’s top birdwatching destinations with 350 birds, including many localized Albertine Rift endemic species. Outside the forest, community walks provide an insight into the lives of the Bakiga and Batwa (Pygmy) peoples living besides the forest.
This park is also known for its exceptional biodiversity, with more than 160 species of trees and over 100 species of ferns.
These are top 8 activities in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
- Gorilla trekking
- Gorilla habituation
- The Batwa cultural experience
- Forest walks/hiking.
- Mountain biking
- Buhoma community walks
- Lake mutanda visits
- Birding Watching