Location of Bwindi Impenetrable national park; Bwindi Impenetrable national park is an astonishing safari destination to watch this crazy unique endangered mountain gorillas ,its located in the southwestern region of Uganda on the rim of the rift valley .And the park’s  area is a mist covered   hillsides  which are blanketed by one of Uganda’s oldest and most biologically diverse  rainforest which have been existing for decades  containing  different species .And among the species  mountain gorillas are the most famous and the main encountered species or activity in the park. More so, the park is a home of the half of the world’s gorilla population including over 21 habituated gorilla groups which are already open for the tourism. More then, the park lies along the Democratic Republic of the Congo border next to the rim of the Albertine Rift and composes of 321 square kilometers of both montane and lowland forest which can be accessible only on foot while on Uganda Safari.

Bwindi Impenetrable national park estimates 9 to 10 drive from Entebbe or Kampala by road. Alternatively, you can decide to book a domestic flight with Aero link Uganda or Fly Uganda from Entebbe and book with them  scheduled or chartered flight to Kihihi Airstrip .The road transport may seem  to be quite long  but  definitely rewarding and memorable  before and after  you experience a close encounter with the great apes in their nature environment .Sure there is  a lot behind this destination   appearing  among  the most visited Uganda Gorilla parks and  you will definitely  see  it when you travel .It’s advisable  to  check out the list of recommended Gorilla Safari Companies registered and make for you exceptional Uganda safari  expeditions in the wilderness of Bwindi  Impenetrable national park .Whereby ,you  browse through some of the our most outstanding and affordable safari tour packages on our Websites.

Bwindi Impenetrable forest is a home shelter to a further 120 mammals, including several primate species like baboons and chimpanzees, black and white colobus and L’hoest’s monkeys, duiker, elephants and antelopes.

Location of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi

Leave alone that, Bwindi is also a paradise of birders hosting around350 species of birds including;

The Albertine Rift endemics.

The park lies on low and high altitude ranging between 1,160 meter to 2,607 meter above sea level. Furthermore, Bwindi was gazette as national park in 1991 and declared a UNESCO Nature World Heritage Site in 1994.

Bwindi is positioned in the district of Kanungu and nearest town to the park is Kanungu or Kihihi. The park is best famous to hold the largest population of mountain gorillas and the only way to encounter this species is to engage in mountain gorilla trekking activity which is one-hour experience that allows you to observe their unique lifestyle in their nature inhabits. To add on that, Bwindi is very a cold destination so we advise travelers on their visit to the park endeavor to pack useful essentials like rain jackets, warm clothes, comfortable rubber hiking shoes, long sleeved shirt and trouser, sweater, insect repellent, water proof bag among others thus Location of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

You can opt to do Gorilla habituation experience a whole day activity in the jungle tracking these giants and if are encountered four hours are given to the trackers to spend with them. Gorilla habituation goes at USD1,500 per person per trek and Gorilla trekking activity costs USD700 for foreigner nonresident, USD600 foreigner residents and UGX250,000 East African citizens per person per day.

Safari Accommodations in Bwindi ranges between Luxury to budget lodges, ’CAMPS’’ including; Bwindi Cultural Centre, Ruhija Community Rest Camp, Ruhija safari lodge, Trackers safari lodge, Gorilla Valley Lodge, Gift nature lodge, Kigezi Forest Cottages, Ichumbi Gorilla lodge, Rushaga Gorilla Camp, Gorilla Height Lodge, Lake Mulehe Gorilla Lodge among others

Best Time to Visit for Gorilla trekking

Best time to visit Bwindi for Gorilla trekking or other activities is from the month of June to August and December to February when the trails are drier   and are out of slippery to make wildlife watching more enjoyable. Wet seasons makes hikes bit challenging and it happens from the month of March to May and November to October.

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