Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is found in the south western part of Uganda and is one of the famous mountain gorilla parks in the world due to the big number of gorillas that are found in its premises.
Bwindi Impenetrable National park is part of the Bwindi forest and it is situated along the Democratic Republic of Congo border next to the Virunga National Park which is at the edge of the Albertine Rift. Bwindi impenetrable national park is found in a unique district of Kanungu and it’s covering an area of approximately 331 kilometers squared.
This national park is a sanctuary for colobus monkeys, chimpanzees, and a wide variety of bird spices such as the hornbills and turacos, but still, the park is also notable for having over 400 Bwindi gorillas which is half of the world’s population of the endangered mountain gorillas incorporation with the fourteen habituated mountain gorilla groups that are available for tourism in mainly four different sectors of Buhoma, Ruhijja, Rushaga, and the Nkuringo sector.
Bwindi impenetrable national park is neighbored by Kabale town, and this is found in the south East and it is the nearest main town to the park which is approximately 29 kilometers away by road. Bwindi impenetrable national park is approximately 540 kilometers from the capital city of Uganda – Kampala, and there very many ways to access the park. You can access the park from the Kampala-Kabale-Kanungu-Buhoma route, and it is 440 kilometers and takes a duration of six hours drive.
Bwindi impenetrable national park has got all the Best wildlife creatures and features that will make your stay memorable.
Gorilla trekking is the park’s main tourist attraction and this activity has generated much revenue for Uganda Wildlife Authority, and in this, the tourists that are wishing to go for gorilla trekking must first obtain a gorilla trekking permit. Selected gorilla families have been habituated for human presence and the number of visitors are tightly controlled to prevent risks to the gorillas and degradation of the habitat. Due to all that, several tour companies are able to reserve gorilla trekking permits for prospective visitors going to Bwindi impenetrable national park.
Bwindi impenetrable national park is one of the prime birding destinations in Africa because the park has got almost over 347 bird spices that are being recorded in the park and this has enabled the activity of bird watching to take place in Bwindi impenetrable national park and these include the African green broadbill, Shelley’s crimson wing and many more. At least 70 out of 78 montane forest bird spices are occurring in the Albertine rift region are found in the Forest, and 22 of the 36 are endemic spices in the region.
Bwindi forest National Park has also got one of the best accommodations and close to your wildlife creatures and the views of nature. Some of these accommodations that are found in the premises of Bwindi impenetrable national park includes the luxury safari lodges, mid-range accommodation facilities and budget accommodation facilities. This gives a chance to the traveler to have a chance to choose according to their budget.
Bwindi impenetrable national park has got almost over 120 mammals spices that are found living in the Forest and due to the presence of all these mammals, Bwindi impenetrable national park is the second in terms of mammal numbers compared to the wilderness of Queen Elizabeth National Park. The park has got eleven primates spices that are found in its premises and these include the black and white colobus monkeys and also L’Hoest’s monkeys, baboons, and chimpanzees. There also forest elephants and also several species of antelopes. Bwindi impenetrable national park has also got 200 butterflies of which 42 are endemic to the Albertine rift region.
Bwindi national park has a tropical climate that can favor all the ingoing activities to take place without any hinders. It receives annual mean temperature that ranges from 7 to 15 °C to a maximum of about 20 to 27 °C, with an annual rainfall range from 1400 to 1900 millimeters. Peak rainfall occurs mainly during the months of March to April and from September to November. But still, the park’s forest plays a big role in regulating the surrounding evapotranspiration from the vegetation.
Bwindi impenetrable national park is the best place with all the natures of the world, and if you’re willing to interact with the original nature, Bwindi impenetrable national park holds the pure nature that will bring back interest to nature.