Get to Know Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is a UNESCO world heritage site that situated in South-Western Uganda in three districts Kanungu, Kabale and Kisoro. Bwindi Forest National Park is the leading tourism destination in Uganda which covers approximately 327 km² on the edge of the western Great Rift Valley along the Democratic Republic of Congo border next to the Virunga National Park and on the edge of the western Great Rift Valley. Bwindi Forest National Park is a home to over half of the world’s 900 mountain gorillas – the rest live in the neighboring Virunga Ranges, Mgahinga National Park in Uganda.
Home to several primates and they include mountain gorillas, black and white Colobus (Colobus guereza) and the rare L’Hoests’ monkeys, blue monkeys, elephant, red-tailed monkeys, baboons (Papio Anubis) and chimpanzees. With over 350 unique forest birds species.
What to do in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
Gorilla Tracking Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
The most thrilling activity to encounter while in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest 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 gorillafamilies within Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park but only 20 gorilla families habituated for gorilla trekking.
Gorilla Habituation in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Gorilla habituation is lifetime experience which carried out in Rushaga region, there are two gorillas’ families where gorilla habituation takes place such as Bushaho&Bikyingi gorilla family. A gorilla habituation permit costsUS$ 1500. Per person trek and it allows spending up to 4 hours with mountain gorillas.
Batwa Cultural Experience.
Meeting the local indigenous tribes is a unique experience in Life. Batwa cultural experience will show you how they lived in hut made of grass, trees, the use of tree-houses, caves. Experience the Batwa village and feel warmed getting welcomed by a hospitable community in Africa.
Feel connected with birds. Bwindi Impenetrable 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:
Best time to visit Bwindi impenetrable National Park.
The best to visit Bwindi Impenetrable National Park can be done all year around for gorilla trekking. However drier months from June to August and December to February are recommended. There is less rain during this time making gorilla trekking easier. March to April and September to November are usually very wet months thus making Gorilla trekking challenging &difficult.
Where to stay in Bwindi impenetrable National Park.
Buhoma Lodge, a top quality and intimate property, commands spectacular and uninterrupted views of the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, perched at the edge of the park with a short walking distance from the meeting point for gorilla tracking and other activities in the area.
Mahogany Springs Lodge.
Mahogany Springs offers privacy and serenity blended with optimal comfort in a spectacular setting. With some of the most luxurious accommodation in East Africa the feeling that you will experience when staying here is beyond compare.
Overlooking the primeval Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Bwindi Lodge is the finest gorilla lodge at Bwindi. With dramatic intense views of the forest canopy across a serene stream, it is one of Africa’s unique lodges.
Trackers Safari Lodge.
Trackers Safari Lodge is a luxury safari lodge in Uganda’s Greater Bwindi National Park that exudes the romance and beauty of a mighty Bwindi Forest while offering every modern comfort and convenience. The classic safari experience is unsurpassed.
How to get to Bwindi Forest National Park
By road Bwindi Forest National Park is 520 Kilometers from Kampala of about 8 to 9hours’ drive time of scenic drive.
By flight, it only takes 2hrs from Entebbe International Airport to Kisoro airstrip –South of Bwindi or to Kihihi Airstrip –North of Bwindi Forest National Park. The flight is ideal and saves time.