Bwindi Impenetrable National Park found in the southwestern part of the country. Locally the word ‘Bwindi’ means Impenetrable. In fact, this double meaning is fit for this park due to its dense forest. The national park is famously known for being home to almost half of the remaining population of the critically endangered mountain gorillas in the world. Mountain gorillas are found in three countries in the whole world – Uganda in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and Mgahinga Gorilla National parks, Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda and Virunga National Park D.R Congo in. A trek through this magnificent forest in search for these primates ranks among the top most interesting wildlife experiences.
Flora and Fauna in Bwindi National Park
Visitors may visit the national park any time during the year, despite the fact that conditions in the park are hard during the season. Bwindi Forest in a remote location from the Kampala the capital of Uganda and some roads are not in good conditions. Visitor accommodations in the park include lodges, tented camps, and rooms managed by the communities located close to the Buhoma park entrance.
Trekking mountain gorillas is the main attraction in the park, and it provides much revenue for Uganda Wildlife Authority and the government. Tourists interested in gorilla trekking must first obtain a gorilla trekking permit. Several gorilla groups have been habituated to human presence and number of tourists entering the forest firmly controlled to avert risks to the gorillas and degradation of the habitat. The gorillas rarely react to visitors. There are strict guidelines for visitors to minimize the danger of sicknesses going from them to the gorillas. Guided walk through the jungle incorporate a stroll to a waterfall and strolls for monkey watching and birding.
Trekking gorillas in Bwindi Forest begins at around 8am on a normal day with a short briefing from the ranger guide at the national park headquarters. During the tracking, visitors are advised to respect the natural environment of these animals. Book a porter to help you with your things at a slightly small fee, give you a hand when tired, may carry you in a bamboo woven stretcher when you can’t proceed anymore and so much more.
Accommodation in Bwindi National Park
Gorilla forest camp
Gorilla mist lodge
Bwindi view guest house
Buhoma forest Camp