Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is Uganda’s most popular national park in East Africa. Located in Southwestern Uganda, Bwindi is popular for gorilla trekking in East Africa. The park is part of the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, and is situated along the Democratic Republic of Congo border next to the Virunga National Park and on the edge of the Albertine Rift.

Bwindi comprises of 331 square kilometres (128 sq mi) of jungle forests and contains both montane and lowland forest and is accessible only on foot. The Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is a UNESCO-designated World Heritage Site.

Attractions

Bwindi Forest protects an estimated 480 mountain gorillas (according to the 2012 Gorilla Census) – roughly half of the world’s total remaining population, including several habituated groups, which visitors can track on a gorilla safari.

The Forest is alos home to 120 mammals, including several primate species such as baboons and chimpanzees, as well as elephants and antelopes and about 350 species of birds hosted in this forest, of which 23 are Albertine Rift endemics.

Activities

  • Gorilla Trekking
  • Bird watching
  • Cultural Interaction Tours
  • Primates Tour
  • Hiking/Nature Walks

Related Tourist Sites

Volcanoes National Park, the most popular park visited by tourists on a gorilla safari in Uganda and Rwanda. A gorilla trip to Bwindi can be combined with an extended tour to Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park.