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.
THINGS TO DO AT BWINDI NATIONAL PARK
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park offers a wide variety of activities. Whatever you're looking for, it's here, and you'll find it.
Habituation of Gorillas
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.
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.