Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Overview

A UNESCO World Heritage Site due to its ecological importance, the Bwindi National Park is located in the southwestern region of Uganda. It is famed for being the home of the mountain gorilla but is also host to a unique diversity of both flora and fauna. Flanking the DRC and in the south-west corner of the country, parts of the park stretch out over 2,600m above sea level and encompass the ongoing tension between afro-montane woodland and the encroaching cultivated fields, Bwindi's vine-shrouded, greenery with its rich overhangs makes a safe environment for the highly endangered mountain gorilla. It is one of only three places on the planet where guests can follow guides to meet these magnificent primates.

Around 340 of the remaining world mountain gorilla population are found in this backwoods. Bwindi National Park covers an area of 331 sq km, revered for its unique ecology with more than 1,000 kinds of blossoming plants, 310 butterflies, 350 winged creatures, plus over 120 other species. Colobus monkeys and chimpanzees can be seen swinging between trees, teasing the turacos and hornbills on the way.

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Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Getting There

You can reach the park either by road or air. Guests can also trek from Kisoro to Buhoma however you can book a private vehicle. Kampala City to Bwindi National Park which takes around

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Highlights

While all of the Big Five are not found in the park, there are indeed 95 mammal species (including 20 carnivores and 10 primates) to more than 600 species of birds. The list of

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Uniqueness

Lions and leopards are now present mainly in animal preserves and national parks, but they are occasionally seen outside these places. Hippopotamuses and crocodiles inhabit most

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

When To Go

Bwindi is open for gorilla trekking throughout the year, but the best time to visit is during the dry season of June to August or after that from December to February. Trekking in May and

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

What To See (Wildlife)

Bwindi hosts a remarkable assortment of flora and fauna. The park's rich diversity incorporates numerous Albertine Rift species with almost 400 types of plants, 120 animal species

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Activities / What To Do

At Bwindi National Park you can do an array of activities such as:

  • Gorilla tracking
  • Nature trails
  • Bird Watching
  • Cultural Tour
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Weather & Climate

We're often asked 'when is the best time to go to Uganda?', and the answer is usually complex. It will depend on many things including your interests, where you want to visit

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Health & Safety

The biggest challenge for Uganda is inadequate resources. Uganda has five medical colleges and 29 nursing schools training people in Western medicine. Even so, there remains

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Travel Tips

Roads are impassable during the wet season between November and April, however, bird watching is favourable during this time. The tree-climbing lions of QENP are concentrated in the

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Currency

The Ugandan Shilling is the currency of Uganda. Our currency rankings show that the most popular Uganda Shilling exchange rate is the USD to UGX rate. The currency code for Shillings is UGX,

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

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