Facts About Bwindi Impenetrable National Park; Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park was established as a national park in 1991 and in 1994 become a UNESCO World Heritage site because of its ecological importance and about 10 square kilometers area was divided into the park. In spite the fact that, Bwindi Forest famously known as the world’s outstanding Gorilla trekking destination because it harbors half the remaining Gorilla population that still exists in the wild. Of which, Bwindi marks about 650 individuals out of the total of 1065 mountain gorillas in the world.

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is a home to critically endangered mountain gorillas which can only be found in three countries Uganda, Rwanda and Democratic Republic of Congo, Facts About Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Undoubtedly, Bwindi is one of the East Africa’s most renown national parks and known to be one of Africa’s ancient habitat dating over 25000 years back. However, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest harbors with over 120 mammal species, 350 bird species and around 11 primates’ species such as Chimpanzee, L’hoest’s monkeys, African golden cat and the rare giant forest hog.

Facts About Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi

Fact Bwindi Impenetrable Forest lies along the Democratic Republic of the Congo which borders next to the Virunga National Park and along the rim of the Albertine Rift valley. The park is comprised of 321 square kilometers of both montane and lowland forest which can be accessible only on foot. The park is under management of Uganda Wildlife Authority ‘’UWA’’ a governing body that govern all Uganda’s National Park.

Furthermore, the park inhabits diversity of wildlife species such as 120 mammal species ,350 bird species ,220 beautiful butterflies and 27 species of frogs, chameleons, geckos among other endangered species. It is also home with more than 1,000 flowering plant species such as 163 species of trees and over 104 fern species, Facts About Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Fact is that Bwindi Impenetrable Forest national park is a sanctuary for unique primates the endangered mountain gorillas and other primates like colobus monkeys ,chimpanzees .More so ,the park is comprised of 22 habituated mountain gorilla families-groups which are open to tourism and are splintered in four different sectors of Buhoma ,Ruhija ,Rushaga and Nkuringo located inside the park respectively.

In fact, in 1991 the area was established as the impenetrable Central Forest Reserve along with the Mgahinga Gorilla Reserve and the Rwenzori Mountain Reserve were designated as national park and later was renamed the Bwindi impenetrable National Park ,covering an of about 330 square kilometers.

Facts About Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Ruhija Sector

Another fact,Bwindi has a tropical climate boosting with annual temperature ranges from a minimum of 7 to 15 degrees Celsius to a maximum of 20 to 27 degrees Celcius. Well ,peak rainfall happens from March to April and from September to November .

The main activity done in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park is Gorilla tracking –trekking experience which generates much revenue for Uganda Wildlife Authority.

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