Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

The richest forest in Uganda in terms of plant species, it is one of the few areas in East Africa where lowland and montane communities merge. There are over 300 species of birds, 200 species of trees/shrubs.

Dense ground level cover is comprised of herbs, vines, and shrubs and trees. Here exists more than half (about 350) of the world's population of mountain gorillas.

There are four gorilla families for visitation by humans. Three families are accessed from Buhoma in the North of the Park. The fourth is accessed from Kisoro in the south. A Total of 32 permits are available per day it commonly rains, and long pants and long-sleeved shirts are recommended.

GETTING THERE

By Road: Bwindi forest can be accessed from Queen Elizabeth National Park to the northern just 2 to 3 hours drive, from Kampala through Mbarara about 6 to 8 hours drive or from Kabale town to the southern just 1 to 2 hours. These roads then converge at Butogota, just 17 kilometers from the Buhoma entrance-gate. A 4×4 vehicle is needed through the rainy months. A daily bus service leaves Kampala for Butogota via Rukungiri and Kihiihi.

By Air: Travelers can choose to fly from Entebbe or from Kampala at Kajjansi airfield to the up to date tarmac airstrip found at Kisoro. Additionally Planes may as well be chartered to the Savannah or the grass Kayonza airstrips.

CLIMATIC & BEST TIME TO VISIT

Bwindi is cold in the mornings and in the nights with moderate temperatures between 7⁰C and 20⁰C. Actually the coldest time in Bwindi is from June to July, while the wet seasons starts in March to May as well as from September to November experiencing a total annual rainfall of 2390mm. the Rains received in March to May are actually short. September to November receives heavier although these are long hours of gentle drizzles.

Uganda National Parks & Reserves

1. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
2. Queen Elizabeth National Park
3. Lake Bunyonyi

ATTRACTIONS

Bwindi is habitat to more than half the world’s population of Mountain Gorillas. actually there are over 300 mountain gorillas living here. Gorilla devotees travel to Uganda from different corners of the world to enjoy this Ultimate Safari in Uganda - Mountain Gorilla trekking / tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.

GORILLA TRACKING: The Mountain Gorillas within Uganda are among the major attractions that visitors see in Uganda. Gorilla tracking is one activity that is worth visiting, its one thing that can force you reach and experience the beauty of Bwindi by trekking through the tropical rain forest.Bwindi has about seven familiarized gorilla groups that are visited by the tourist. Some of them are located in Buhoma as well as Nkuringo.

GORILLA TRECKING: A Gorilla Trek within the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is a highlight of all visits done in Uganda and certainly mountain gorillas are the major reason as to why very many people visit Uganda. The endangered impressive Mountain Gorillas in Uganda don’t live in any zoo across the planet since they cannot survive in detention and thus there aren’t any known mountain gorillas surviving within zoos. These can only be found and seen in Africa, in just three countries including Uganda, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Rwanda.

There are approximately 786 Mountain Gorillas remaining in the world with approximately half of them staying in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest plus the Mgahinga Gorilla Park within Uganda found in East Africa.