Top Reasons for Visiting Bwindi Impenetrable National Park:  The reason as why millions of people visit Bwindi yearly it’s because of these incredible tourists’ attractions which include; Mountain Gorillas, Bird watching, Flora and fauna, Hiking, Batwa experience and beautiful landscape among others, thus making it a true wild African safari with much to adventure in during your safari like the treks and hikes in search of magical gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.

Generally, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest national park is home to world’s half remaining mountain gorillas in the wild, however, it is a densely populated park composed of closely packed tree species like Bamboo that form thick forests home to the unique famous endangered mountain gorillas and other animals to see include bush pigs, forest elephants, small primates -colobus monkeys, various bird species as well as several butterfly species many others.

Every year we see tourists flocking into Bwindi National Park to take park into Gorilla trekking or Gorilla habituation and this is the great reason as to why many tourists like visit the park in order to meet up with our closest related cousin in their nature habitat as you hike into a thick forest on foot which makes it a lot more fun and memorable.

Travelers who would not want to miss out this fabulous experience at Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, here are the top 6 reasons to visit Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

Mountain Gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Amazingly, Uganda hosts the highest percentage of these endangered mountain gorillas in the world? Currently there is less than 1200 mountain gorillas left in the wild and half of the world’s mountain Gorilla population are found in Uganda’s Bwindi impenetrable Forest. The park has four gorilla sectors that is Rushaga, Nkuringo, Ruhija and Buhoma where more than 22 gorilla family is divided into, for gorilla trekking experience. The best way to witness the beauty of Bwindi Forest to get into the forest to witness Mountain gorillas.

Gorilla Habituation

The gorilla habituation at Bwindi is an activity where you can stay in the wild with mountain gorillas the whole day in order to witness the magical of these forests. The process of gorilla habituation can take 2 to 3 years under training to get used to the presence of people with the aim of studying about them and conducting research with researchers as an effort to conserve the mountain gorillas. This experience allows you four hours to spend with mountain gorillas in their nature environment, compared to an hour gorilla trekking. Gorilla habituation goes at USD1,500 per person per trek and Gorilla trekking Uganda goes at fee USD7,00 per person per trek. Both activities create everlasting memories and they are worthwhile an encounter.

Bird watching -Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Fact, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is a tropical rain forest that attracts numerous bird species thus making it a home to over 350 species birds recorded. Few of them to see include ;Crowned Hornbill ,African green pigeon ,giant kingfisher ,Bar-tailed trogon ,Regal sunbird ,Shelley’s crimson wing, Handsome spurfowl, Regal sunbird ,Black-billed turaco among others .They can be seen hovering in the air with their unique chirping and sounds which gives the park an authentic wild feeling .While up close ,you can enjoy memorable pictures and making video recording to share back home to your friends and family  ,also enjoy the soak in the beauty of the amazing bird species.

Flora and Fauna in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park : Top Reasons for Visiting Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Fact, Bwindi impenetrable National Park is popularly known as home to critically endangered mountain gorillas yet it’s also home to many other wild animals including; Buffaloes, Elephants, bush pigs, chimpanzees, butterfly species, giant bush hogs, forest elephants many more.

The tropical rainforest forests also habitant to other primates like colobus monkey, blue monkeys, L’hoest monkeys among others.

Hiking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest : Top Reasons for Visiting Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Hiking in the Bwindi is full of fun but to those who are nature lovers that involves walking either on the steep slopes of mountains and hills through the forest different trails like Mubwindi swamp trail, Bamboo trail, Ivy River trail which takes the full day, with much rewards of Lake Bunyonyi view, birding and tourists can get breath taking sights, animals and other wonders of nature among others.

The Batwa Cultural Experience -Top Reasons for Visiting Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

This is amazing ancient cultural life style experience by the Batwa people which settles outside the park and takes care of the Bwindi. Visiting them, you will be able to listen to their traditional stories and show off their hunting kills as well as unique way of living in their home steads.

Top Reasons for Visiting Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Batwa Community Trail in Bwindi

Landscape -Bwindi Impenetrable National Park : Top Reasons for Visiting Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is located in the southwestern region of Uganda on the rim of the East African rift valley. The whole region is cropped with various rain forest and more than 8 different tree species whose dense nature rewards them as impenetrable. The parks area is covered with hills, valleys and lakes thus creating a beautiful scene.

Travelers who wish to discover the hidden beauty of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, you should pay a visit to experience the magical of this park.

When to visit; Bwindi Impenetrable National Park can be visited throughout the years though the best hiking season is during dry season when the park’s trails is less slippery. It usually starts from December to February and June to September. But you should feel free to book your trip to Bwindi any month of your choice to safari.

Where to stay; Bwindi Impenetrable National Park being the top visited safari destination on Uganda Safari especially visit the mountain gorillas. It boosts with perfect camping sites and lodges to reside in while on tour. Accommodations are categorized in three sections that is Luxury, Mid-range and Budget accommodations in each gorilla trekking regions -Ruhija, Rushaga, Buhoma and Nkuringo.

Luxury Accommodation includes; Nkuringo Gorilla safari lodge, Clouds Mountain Lodge, Gorilla Heights Lodge, Bwindi Lodge, Gorilla Safari Lodge among Others.

Mid-Range Accommodation includes; Bwindi haven lodge, Gorilla Close-Up lodge, Goro cottages among others.

Budget Accommodation includes; Buhoma Community rest camp, Rushaga Gorilla Haven Gift of Nature lodge among others.

Getting there;

By Road

Bwindi lies in the south western part of Uganda; By road the journey starts from Kampala and takes between 7 to 9 hours drives by 4×4 wheel drive vehicle.

By Air

If you want the fastest way to get to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, book a flight at Kajjansi Airfield fly in with Bar Aviation or Aero link to Kihihi airstrip near Bwindi within 1:30 hours and 40 minutes’ drive to your lodge at the park.

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