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All About Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda

This is one of the most popular national parks in Uganda, home to the country's star attraction - the mountain Gorilla. As its name implies, the entire national park consists of a thick rainforest whose floor is densely covered with shrubs, vines and herbs, hence the "impenetrable" part. Located at the edge of the Rift Valley in South western Uganda, the whole park has a very rugged terrain with very slippery ridges and equally steep hills.

What is there to see?
The Bwindi forest is the world's most important natural habitat for the endangered mountain gorillas. Experts estimate that the park hosts about half of last remaining population of the mountain gorillas. For this reason therefore, it in one of the best destinations for gorilla trekking safaris.

If you are planning to visit the park for gorilla tracking however, you'd better be warned: it is not a walk in the park. It is called trekking because you have to navigate the harsh terrain and the thick unforgiving vegatation, on foot. Naturally, you have to be physically fit to undertake the activity. But the reward of spotting a troop of gorillas in their natural habitat more than compensates for all the trouble.

Besides the gorillas, the park is also home to over 100 other mammal species, more than 300 bird species (some of them endemic to this region), about 200 butterfly species, And over 200 tree species. Significantly, there are several other apes in the forest, among them Chimpanzees, baboons, l'Hoest's monkeys, red-tailed monkeys, and the colobus monkeys among others. Other important animals found here include elephants and antelopes.

Safari Packages Going Through Bwindi
Below are some of our gorilla trekking safari packages that you may be interested in: