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Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is found in the south-western part of Uganda near the democratic Republic of Congo situated on the border next to the Virunga National Park and on the edge of the Albertine Rift.

The park can be accessed by road and it is 520 Kilometres from Kampala, Uganda’s capital city. Normally for one to enjoy the journey, 4Wheel drives are recommended taking the below routes:
Move from Kampala-Kabale about 414 Kilometres, about 5-8 hours drive, then Kabale-Kanungu- Kanyantorogo – Buhoma Park Headquarters, about 120 kms, a 3.5 hour-drive.

We appreciate your coming to the Bwindi Forest National Park in Uganda. Directions, gorilla trekking guide, details on nearby sites, housing choices, aid with acquiring gorilla safari permit, names of reliable Uganda gorilla safari companies, and travel tips like what to carry and when to go are all provided by this independent information center. similar to the most recent data on mountain gorillas in Uganda.Since it is home to nearly half of the world’s mountain gorillas and has remote forest with exceptional biological diversity that is surrounded by an agricultural region that supports one of the highest rural population densities in tropical Africa, the area is frontline for conservation efforts. The only benefit to the community comes from tourists and mountain gorillas.
In southwest Uganda, the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is located on the edge of the Rift Valley. The mist-covered highlands are protected by one of Uganda’s oldest and most biologically diverse rainforests, dating back more than 25,000 years and home to some 400 different plant species. 320 mountain gorillas, or approximately half of the world’s population, are also protected by this “impenetrable forest,” including several habituated groups that may be seen by tourists. This is an important fact. Bwindi is home to more than half of the world’s mountain gorillas. Actually, there are more than 300 mountain gorillas living in this region.
Gorilla lovers from all over the world come to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest for mountain gorilla tours and tracking. The word “Bwindi” means “darkness,” and trekking through this magnificent forest will reveal why. You will also quickly understand why people believe the forest to be impenetrable. One must be physically fit to take part in this mountain gorilla tracking and trekking excursion because it may require navigating mountainous terrain.You can go on a safari to Kidepo, Murchison Falls, Queen Elizabeth, Lake Mburo National Park, and other fascinating tourist destinations when visiting Uganda in addition to seeing the mountain gorillas.


Bwindi Impenetrable National Park offers a wide variety of activities. Whatever you're looking for, it's here, and you'll find it.

Gorilla Trekking

trekking gorillas

Mountain Gorillas are popular tourist attraction in Uganda. 
Traveling with these gorgeous creatures is an adventure and an exciting experience that is well worth it. 
In Bwindi Forest, mountain gorilla tracking is possible all year long. 
Some tourists who go on gorilla treks choose to go in the months of June through September as well as in the months of December through February.  Bwindi can be visited at any time of the year.
September 2017. Gorillas with the Rushegura group in Biwindi Impenetrable National Park. This group was one of the first in the area habituated for gorilla tracking tourism. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda. Photograph by Jason Houston for USAID

Habituation of Gorillas

In addition to the well-known gorilla trekking excursion in Bwindi, the Uganda Wildlife Authority started gorilla habituation in January 2014. 
This activity is exclusive to Bwindi Forest only! 
The other areas of the Virunga Conservation Area, such as the Virunga National Park in the Eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda, and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park in Uganda, do not offer gorilla habituation experiences.

Cultural Experience of Batwa

The Batwa cultural experience was started by the displaced Batwa pygmies to teach their kids about their heritage and to share with the outside world.

The Experience is held in an old-growth forest on a piece of property adjacent to the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest Park. A nature walk or stroll in the forest is the first component of the Batwa experience, during which visitors get a first-hand look at the forest as its ancient people did.

Learn what they collected, how they used nets and traps, and how they caught the little creatures they needed to survive.

Additionally, the Batwa Experience will show how they lived in caves, tree huts, and cottages made of grass and trees. 
The Batwa used to reside in communities where they shared resources and gained knowledge of the need of preserving the possessions, they had almost lost.
Beautiful bird species

Bird Observation

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is one of the best locations in Africa to go birdwatching. 348 different bird species have been identified at Bwindi. They are 25 species with limited distributions, 23 of which are only found in the Albertine Rift, and four of which are internationally threatened. The African Green Broadbill (Pseudocalyptomena graueri), Shelley’s Crimson-wing (Cryptospiza), Grauer’s Rush Warbler (Bradypterus graueri), and Chapin’s Flycatcher (Muscicapa lendu) are all vulnerable species. Shelley: Uncertain.

Tourists may visit Bwindi for other reasons besides the mountain gorillas, as it is a haven for bird watchers. The only three bird species still present in Bwindi that are members of their respective general families are the African Green Broadbill, Grauer’s Warbler, and Short-tailed Warbler. The broadbill and short-tailed warbler are really thought to be more closely related to Asian species than African species.