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Bwindi Impenetrable National Park And Gorilla Tracking


Location.
Bwindi is situated in the south western part of Uganda. Locally this park is called Bwindi meaning impenetrable. Indeed this double meaning is fit for this park because of the thick forest that it bares. It is the renowned home of the biggest number of mountain gorillas in the whole wild. The mountain gorillas are shared by Uganda, Rwanda and D.R Congo. This region is called the Virunga region. A trek through this awesome forest in search of the endangered mountain gorillas ranks among the top most world premier wildlife encounters.

It is usually cold at night and very early in the morning. It receives temperatures between 7 degrees centigrade and 20 degrees centigrade. The rain received in the park is more than 2390mm.

Accessibility
Depart Kampala-Kabale-Kanungu- Buhoma

Kampala-Kabale- Ruhija-Buhoma

Kampla-Kabale-Nkuringo


Flora and Fauna In Bwindi National Park

This park is endowed with the renowned mountain gorillas which are the main piece of the park. There are other primates like red tailed monkeys, L'hoest, blue monkeys, black and white colobus monkeys, baboons. All of them co-exist with the gorillas. Birds are plenty especially the Albertine endemics.
The vegetation of Bwindi is dated back from the ancient days. The forest still has virgin tree species that have existed for over 25000year.

Accommodation In Bwindi National Park
Gorilla forest camp
Gorilla mist lodge
Bwindi lodge
Buhoma forest Camp
Bwindi view guest house

Gorilla tracking in this park starts early in the morning at about 8am on a normal day with briefing from the rangers at the guide station. During this time clients are advised to respect the habitat of these great apes. Book a porter to assist you with your baggage at a slightly small fee, give you a hand when tired, may carry you in a bamboo woven stretcher when you cannot move on any more and so much more.

Possible activies after gorilla trekking.

At times the time you may take to find the gorillas may be just a few hours after the start of your gorilla trek so you get back to the lodge earlier than expected. To keep yourself busy you may participate in activites like Forest walks, birding, visit the Batwa community, visit Bwindi hospital, orphanages close by, visit the medicine man or carry on to Queen Elizabeth National Park for a game drive. On a fine day, you may enjoy a game drive through the Ishasha sector which is home to the famous tree climbing lions.

 

 

 

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