Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

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At 331Sq Km it is home to half of the world’s mountain gorillas, whose encounter and consequent eye contact is the most exciting and poignant wildlife encounter in the whole of Africa.

With mist covered hillsides, the impenetrable forest is the oldest and most biologically diverse rainforest, with over 400 species of plants. It lies on the edge of the rift valley in southwestern Uganda, and protects at least 120 species of mammals, 346 species of birds, 2020 species of butterflies, 163 species of trees, 100 species of ferns, 27 species of frogs, chameleons, geckons, among many endangered species. It is a UNESCO designated World Heritage site popular for mountain forillas and chimpanzees, the two freat African apes listed as endangered animals in the IUCN Red Data Book.

Bwindi National Park has gorilla tracking as the major tourist attraction with 4 forilla tracking trailheads. Also, 9 groups of mountain gorilla families have been habituated and only 8 tourists booked per group per day. Forest trails in the park lead to various attractions including rivers, waterfalls, swamps and high level of wildlife concentration.

Birding is another attraction that provides great opportunities to see various Albertine rift endermics such as the short-tailed warbler. A 6 hour bamboo trail leads to Rwamunyonyi peak at 2607m, is the highest peak and notable spot for birding, while a 3 hr descend to Mubwindi swamp could lead to a visitor to endermic and localized Africa green broadbill.

Other rewarding activities are mountain biking and nature walks to waterfalls and parts of the forest. A short drive north to Buhoma, which sits on the Congo border, offers wonderful hikes along the hill crests and rivers to discover waterfalls, glorious views and the traditional lifestyle and folklore of the Kigezi people.

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Volcanoes Bwindi Lodge

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Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge

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Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp

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