Bwindi Impenetrable NP

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Home of Gorillas

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park  (Bwindi Forest National park) is a typical rain forest with an annual mean temperature range of a minimum of 7–15°C to a maximum of 20–27°C. Its annual rainfall ranges from 1,400 to 1,900 millimeters. The heavy rains climax from March to April and from September to November.

Home of Gorillas

Bwindi, located in the southwestern region, on the edge of the rift valley. Commonly referred to as the impenetrable forest.

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is bordered by the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on the western side; Kabale town to the southeast is the nearest main town to the park, 29 kilometers away by road. It covers an area of 331 square kilometers and is located in the highest parts of Kigezi highlands with an altitude of 1,190 to 2,607 meters above sea level and 60% of this magical park has an elevation of over 2,000 meters above sea level.

The highest elevation in the park is Rwamunyonyi hill at the eastern edge and the lowest part of the park is located at its most northern tip. 

Bwindi Forest National Park is approximately an 8 hour or 9 hour drive from Entebbe by road and just 1 hour away by chartered flights. Usually the first and last days of Uganda gorilla tours are reserved solely for traveling and a few other minor activities along the way. The journey is quite long especially when you are traveling by road but definitely worth it after when you experience a close encounter with the mountain gorillas in it’s forests. 

Activities in Bwindi Impenetrable NP

Gorilla Trekking

Bwindi impenetrable national park is a home to the mountain Gorillas that inhabit in three countries i.e. Uganda, Rwanda and Congo. This national park offers Gorilla trekking activity. This is an experience where a group of people get to hike/trek through the thick forests

Bird Watching

Bwindi NP is a home to over 320 bird species and 23 species. The bird species include Western Green Tinker bird, African Wood Owl, Archer’s Robin-Chat, Red-throated Alethe, Fine-banded Woodpecker, Grauer’s Rush Warbler, Handsome Francolin, etc

Nature Walk

This National Park has six main hiking trails in the Buhoma region of Bwindi and as you hike through the impenetrable forest, you will get chances of seeing various primate species, beautiful butterflies, various tree species, and you will also have clear views of some bird species singing in the air.

Community tours

The Batwa pygmy people are the ancient in habitant of Bwindi forests but during the gazetted of Bwindi impenetrable national park as a protected area they were forcefully driven out of the forest to the outskirts of the park. The Batwa people regarded as the keepers of the forest are hunter-gathers who majorly depend on hunting wild animals and gathering fruits, even today these people still practice they ancient life style.

Mountain Biking

Mountain biking in Bwindi is one of the most exciting activity through and around the Impenetrable forest that Mountain Gorillas call home This activity is organised by Buhoma Community Rest Camp under Ride 4 a woman group and the ride follows the trail from Buhoma to the Ivy river, get to uncover, a million treasures to behold. The guides will share with their knowledge of the area and the community plus the culture

Gorilla Trekking

Located in the southern part of the park, Lake Mutanda is a beautiful and refreshing place that travelers should go and unwind from after the gorilla trekking experience. The Lake has many islands that can be explored on a dugout canoe with the help of a guide. Sunsets while at Lake Mutnda are exceptional. You are surely guarateed of an adventurous and yet relaxing stay take time to plan with a trusted tour operator the best safari to Bwindi and you will surely live to remember it