Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is one of the most popular destinations for gorilla trekking expeditions in Uganda. Situated between 1160m to 2607m above sea level, Bwindi is a renowned home to the endangered mountain gorillas. It was officially launched in 1991 and declared a UNESCO Natural heritage site in 1994. Over the past decade, Bwindi has become a famous spot for great encounters with the mountain gorillas in Africa. Here are some reasons why you need to visit Bwindi Impenetrable Forest next year;
Great World Heritage Site
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is one of the the only three world heritage sites in Uganda. It was given this status given its uniqueness! It used to protect, support and feed 3 great apes who used to call it home. Lucky enough two of these great apes are still jealously protected inside the forest boundaries i.e the mountain gorillas and chimpanzees. Sadly, the humans who used in the forest were evicted from the forest so that the endangered mountain gorillas can be better protected. The uniqueness of Bwindi has made it famous and known to many people who travel from all the corners of the world.
Bwindi impenetrable Forest is among the only four national parks hosting the endangered mountain gorillas. Gorilla tourism was introduced in Bwindi Forest in the 1990s! The Mubare Gorilla group at Buhoma was the first habituated gorilla family and officially launched for tourism in April 1993. More than 420 members of mountain gorillas live in the Bwindi Forest. Today there are 17 habituated gorilla families that live inside the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and it is the first priority for tourists looking to gorilla watching in Africa.
Sandwiched with Other Amazing Destinations
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is situated in south western Uganda and is sandwiched with other amazing national parks. These include Queen Elizabeth National Park, Mgahinga national Park, Kibale National park, Mountain Rwenzori National park etc. On a visit to the mountain gorillas, the tourists can easily connect to other national parks. You can easily tailormake your gorilla safari to enjoy other activities that include game viewing safaris, chimpanzee tracking, nature walks, etc.
The largest part of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is made up of tropical rain forest which offers favorable and breath taking environment suitable for human beings.
Rich Floral Diversity
The park is estimated to have more than 400 species of plants making it a better place for research. It’s not a surprise that many people visit the park for study tours among others.
Lots of Fauna
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park further shelters over 120 mammals including several other primates like baboons, Chimps, antelopes and elephants among others. The park also protects over 350 species of birds including 23 Albertine Rift endemics. When you visit the park, expect to see a variety of attraction in which some.
Nice Places to Stay
The neighboring towns have an impressive array of safari lodges, rustic bandas and budget campsites, as well as restaurants, craft stalls among others.
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park has alternative gorilla trekking sectors including Buhoma sector, Rushaga sector, Ruhija sector and Nkuringo sector. You can’t visit the park and fail to trek Gorillas!!
Bwindi Impenetrable National park is endowed with a number of rivers and waterfalls like Munyanga. Waterfalls make the unique jungle sounds which adds flavor to Gorilla trekking