Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

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Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Situated along the border with the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is home to almost half of all mountain gorillas in the world. Getting up close and personal with these impressive great apes will make your Uganda wildlife safari unforgettable.

Gorilla trekking on safari in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is the best place in Uganda to track gorillas while on safari in Africa. A mountainous area in the southwest, the forest is home to roughly half the world’s remaining population of mountain gorillas. Extending over a series of steep ridges, this ancient forest in the Virunga Volcanoes mountain range has been declared a World UNESCO heritage site due to its unique environment and gorilla presence. 

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Bwindi is inhabited by about 459 individual mountain gorillas according to the 2019 Gorilla Census. The rest of the worldwide mountain gorilla population lives in the nearby Virunga mountains. Going on a Uganda gorilla trekking excursion in Bwindi is the experience of a lifetime. Getting up close to these majestic great apes in their natural environment is arguably one of the most impressive wildlife encounters in the world.

On your Bwindi gorilla trekking experience, you will be led by an expert guiding team through the forest to find and observe a mountain gorilla troop. The trek to find a gorilla troop takes you through the beautiful and ancient montane forest before you get to marvel at a specie that shares about 96% of its DNA with humans.  If you intend to include gorilla trekking in Bwindi in your vacation plans for Uganda, be aware that only a handful of permits are issued, and at a hefty price tag, so planning in advance is essential. 

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Wildlife to spot on safari in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is a remarkable wilderness area and you can be assured of an exceptional safari experience in Uganda. The park is a sanctuary for a variety of mammal, bird, butterfly and frog species, some of which are endangered. On your Uganda safari to Bwindi, you can expect to see chimpanzees, black and white colobus monkeys, countless small antelopes and if lucky, elephants. It is also a superb park for bird watchers to visit with over 350 bird species, of which 14 are not recorded anywhere else in Uganda. Butterflies are also somewhat of a specialty within the park, with a list of 220 species.

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park Safaris with JENMAN

Get up close and personal with the magnificent mountain gorillas of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park on the 5-day Uganda Gorilla Adventure safari package. You will also experience the vast wildlife and natural landscapes of Uganda as you take a boat cruise along Lake Mburo. Make your gorilla trekking safari to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in Uganda an unforgettable experience with the 11-day Highlights of Uganda safari package. Also included is a boat cruise on Lake Mburo and visits to the wildlife wonderlands of Queen Elizabeth National Park and Murchison Falls National Park.

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