Explore Bwindi Impenetrable Park
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, located in southwestern Uganda, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site known for its dense, ancient rainforest. Covering an area of approximately 331 square kilometers, the park is renowned for its biodiversity and, most notably, as a habitat for the endangered mountain gorillas. Established in 1991, Bwindi is one of the few places in the world where visitors can trek to see these magnificent primates in their natural habitat.
The park is globally recognized for its population of mountain gorillas, and it is estimated that almost half of the world’s remaining mountain gorillas reside here. In addition to gorillas, Bwindi is home to various other primate species, including chimpanzees and various monkeys. The park also boasts a rich avian population, with over 350 bird species, making it a paradise for birdwatchers.
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The highlight of Bwindi is undoubtedly gorilla trekking. Visitors can embark on guided treks to observe and interact with habituated mountain gorilla groups in their natural habitat.
Bwindi is a haven for birdwatchers, with an abundance of bird species, including Albertine Rift endemics. Birding enthusiasts can spot species like the African green broadbill, Grauer’s rush warbler, and the handsome francolin.
Experience the rich culture of the Batwa people, who have lived in harmony with the forest for generations. Cultural encounters may include traditional dances, storytelling, and visits to Batwa communities.
Feature Lodges and Safari camps
- Buhoma Lodge
- Gorilla Forest Camp
- Mahogany Springs
- Silverback Lodge
- Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge
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