Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is among the top ten National Parks that protect Uganda’s rich Wildlife. It is tucked far away in the South Western part of Uganda on the rim of the Great Albertine Rift Valley.
Spanning three districts including Kisoro, Kabale and Rukungiri, Bwindi was started as a forest reserve in 1932 and later declared as a Park in 1991. It covers a total area of 331 square kilometers, part of the Park is occupied by the Bwindi Impenetrable forest that survived the last ice Age.
The temperature within the Park ranges between 7 to 20 degrees Celsius, it is cooler in the months of June and July. Altitude vary between 1160m and 2607m. The month of March, April, September and November experience heavy rainfall drops and the rest of the year is very dry.
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park provides habitat to a number of Mountain Gorillas that exceeds 400 in total, 120 mammals including the elephants that are rarely seen, 200 species of butterflies, and 360 species of birds that roam in the Afro montane rain-forest which consists of shrubs, ferns and more than 324 tree species.
Of the 120 mammal species in Bwindi, eleven are primates including the Black and White Colobus monkeys. These monkeys of this kind tempt most of tourists by its beautiful curving white tails.
Apart from Mountain Gorillas, numerous birds including the Albertine Rift endemic call this Park home. Generally, this Park is one of those that are unmissable while in Uganda, it is popular for Gorilla trekking excursions.
Although there are two destinations where you can trek the Gorillas, most travelers prefer Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and below are the reasons why it is so.
Ease of accessibility. Bwindi is conveniently located in the south western part of Uganda in a position that is crisscrossed by passable routes.
From Kampala, you can reach this Park by a drive via Kampala – Masaka – Mbarara highway including stopover at the equator. Alternatively, you can land in Rwanda at Kigali international airport and cross to Uganda for a Gorilla Trek in Bwindi.
Variety of Gorillas. Uganda is recorded with almost half of the World’s remaining Gorilla population. The biggest percentage of these Gorillas inhabit Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Over eighteen Gorilla families are habituated in this Park and are open to be visited by tourists on daily basis.
Travelers who choose Bwindi go with 100% assurance of seeing the Gorillas. The trekking excursions are offered in four sectors including Buhoma sector, Ruhija, Rushaga and Nkuringo sector. Each sector has more than two Gorilla families.
Diverse Attractions. Other than Mountain Gorillas, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park has a plethora of beautiful attractions to relish while on your Gorilla tour in this Park. Some of these temptations include Wild animals, different bird species, Batwa people and picturesque landscapes.
Photogenic. For lovers of Photos, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park’s setting is ideal to take pretty photos for your gallery or social media post.
Fantastic accommodation facilities. In its four sectors where Gorilla Trekking Tours are offered, Bwindi is reserved with a range of comfortable lodging facilities for visitors to stay while on their rewarding Gorilla trekking expeditions. This is an addition to turn your trip to Bwindi a lifetime vacation.