Where is Bwindi Bwindi Impenetrable National Park? Bwindi Impenetrable National Park lies in Southwestern Uganda within Kanungu districts, estimating 8 to 9 hours’ drive from Kampala or Entebbe. Or You can fly into Rwanda – Kigali International Airport and drive to Bwindi through border crossing from Kigali via Kyanika border to Bwindi covers only 4 hours’ drive.

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is a tropical rain forest with an annual mean temperature range of a minimum of 7 – 15degree Celsius to a maximum of 20-27 degree Celsius. The area receives annual rainfall that ranges from 1,400 to 1,900 millimeters. The heavy rains climax from March to April and from September to November.

The park has become popular world because of Mountain Gorilla Trekking.  More so, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is home for more than half of the world’s remaining Mountain Gorilla Population. These rare primates are highly endangered species and the forest possesses more than 650 individuals in the wild. However, are highly endangered because of poaching, diseases and habitat loss. Bwindi Forest National Park generates one of the highest revenues to Uganda Wildlife Authority amongst all the safari parks in Uganda.

Generally, Bwindi National Park lies in the southwestern region on the rim of the rift valley. It is referred to as the impenetrable forest -Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is bordered by the Democratic Republic of Congo ‘’DRC’’ on the western side; Kabale town is the nearest main town found in southeast of the park -it is only 29 kilometers away by road.

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park covers an area of 331 square kilometers, located in the highest parts of Kigezi highlands with an altitude of 1,190 to 2,607 meters above sea level and around 60% of this remarkable park has an elevation over 2,000 meter above sea level. More then, the highest elevation in the park is Rwamunyonyi hill at the eastern edge and the lowest part of the park seated at its most northern tip.

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park estimates about 8-to-9-hour drive from Kampala or Entebbe by road and only 1hour and 15minutes away by schedule or charter flight by a domestic flight Aero link based in Entebbe International Airport. Although, road journey seems to be long but definitely worth it after when encountering these unique mountains in their nature forest face to face. More fact, Bwindi ranks as the best-selling safari destination on Uganda Safaris.

NB, before you start planning for your Gorilla Safaris, we recommend you to be very careful in selecting a Gorilla Safari Companies that can organize for you exceptional safari in the wilderness of Bwindi Forest National Park.

Getting there;

There are many ways of accessing Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park; there are charter flights from Entebbe International Airport to Kihihi town which connects up to Buhoma sector or Kisoro Airstrip which connects to Ruhija, Nkuringo and Rushaga sector.  Tourists to Bwindi can also take flight from Entebbe International Airport by Aero link Uganda to Kihihi Airport- lands within 1:15hours  and then transfer by car  from the Airstrip to access the park and drive takes 1:30 hour drive.

Where is Bwindi Bwindi Impenetrable National Park?
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On road, one can take the route starting from Kampala – Kabale – Ruhija routes.

From Kampala – Ntungamo – Rukungiri -Kihihi – Buhoma/Nyondo.

Or you can take Kampala -Kabale -Kisoro -Rushaga/ Nkuringo route

Best time to visit Bwindi

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is all year round visited but the best time to visit the park is during the drier season when the park trails are out of slippery or muddy and roads to the park are passible. Although, you can still visit the park in wet season -there is less visitors and the accommodations rates get low during rainy season;

Dry seasons happens from June to Mid- September and December to February.

Wet season happens from April to May and October to November – best time to see variety of bird species -migratory birds.

Where to stay while at safari

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park a renowned safari destination on Uganda Safari, has got perfect accommodation facilities ranging from luxury, Mid-range and Budget including; Four gorilla lodge, Buhoma Community Haven, Buhoma lodge, Gorilla Heights lodge, Mahogany Spring, Rushaga Gorilla Haven, Rushaga Gorilla Camp, Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge, Gorilla Leisure lodge, Buhoma Gorilla Camp among other excellent lodges with perfect amenities for your comfortable stay while in jungle of primates.

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