Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is thought to have one of the richest fauna communities in East Africa. There are an estimated 120 mammal species in the park, ten of which are primates, and more than 45 of which are small mammal species. The park is important for the conservation of Afromontane fauna, especially species endemic to the western rift valley’s mountains.
Along with mountain gorillas, species in the park include the common chimpanzee, Lhotse’s monkey, African elephant, African green broad-bill, and cream-banded swallow tail, black and white colobus, red-tailed monkeys. the giant forest hog, and small antelope species. There occur many carnivores, include the side-striped jackal, African golden cat and African civet. The park has more than 350 bird species and more than 200 butterﬂy species. The ﬁsh species in the park’s rivers and streams are not well known.
Tourists can visit the park any time throughout the year, although conditions in the park are more diﬃcult during the rainy season. Available tourist accommodation includes a lodge, tented camps, and cheaper rooms run by the local community, located near the Buhoma entrance gate. The park is in a remote location, and reaching the park involves along diﬃcult journey.
Activities in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Gorilla tracking in Bwindi national park is an interesting activity to do while in Uganda, tourists drive to the Park headquarters for the Gorilla trekking briefing. After this, you will enter the forest at 8:00 am and enjoy the beauty and freshness of the forest, home to more than half of the world’s mountain gorillas. Proceed through the dense bush to trek for these endangered animals depending on where they built their nest the previous night. This can take from
2- 7 hrs. while searching in the jungle forest. For conservation purposes, time allowed with the Gorillas is 1 hour.
Gorilla habituation experience is another way of spending more time with Uganda gorillas. Gorilla habituation experience in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is an initiative aimed at giving more time with gorillas to those who can afford. Gorilla habituation experience permits cost USD1500.00 per trek in the southern part of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and each gorilla family under habituation is visited by a maximum number of 4 people. Contact Zimbo Safaris Uganda about gorilla habituation experience safaris.
Accommodations in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is located in southwestern Uganda in East Africa. The park is part of the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest ,and is situated along the Democratic Republic of Congo border next to the Virunga National Park and on the edge of the Albertine Rift. It comprises 331 square kilometers (128 sq.mi) of jungle forests and contains both mountain and lowland forest and is accessible only on foot. The Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is a UNESCO-designated World Heritage Site. The park is a sanctuary for colobus monkeys, chimpanzees and many birds (such as horn-bills and turacos). It is perhaps most notable for the 340 Bwindi gorillas, half the world’s population of the critically endangered mountain gorillas. There are four habituated mountain gorilla groups open to tourism: Mubare; Habinyanja, Rusheguranear Buhoma, and the Nkuringo group at Nkuringo.