The home to half of world's remaining mountain gorillas
Written on: February 09, 2015
I visited in October 2014
This massive forest cover is home to half of the world’s remaining mountain gorillas. It is also a UNESCO world heritage center. It offers an experience that makes you ‘one with nature’ – because you are fully immersed with nothing but wilderness around you. The air you breathe is all pure – thanks to the millions of trees surrounding you. The park has the main attraction as Gorillas but is home to numerous mammals, rare bird species (including Albertine Rift endemics), reptiles, butterflies, insects and primates. The different vegetation ranges provide a home to the different inhabitants with over 400 species of trees. Some of the rare birds includes African Green broadbill, Handsome Francolin, Black billed Turaco, Purple-breasted, Blue-headed and Regal Sunbirds etc. The Primates here include; Chimpanzees - which are more difficult to spot, L’hoest monkeys, Blue monkeys, Red-tailed monkeys, Black-and-white Colobus monkeys and Baboons. Mammals include; Elephants, Golden Cats, Duikers. While here you have an opportunity to view the great landscapes of Kigezi region and visit the communities which have co-existed with these animals for years. Join a project or simply listen to the stories as told by the locals – shop for crafts.
Choose to stay in a lodge that is located inside or adjacent to the park for an experience beyond the ordinary.
Activities to engage in; Gorilla tracking, Bird watching, Nature walks, Mountain Hiking, Mountain biking, Community walks and Cultural experiences.
Written on: Dec 09, 2016
| Visited: Nov 2015.
I found the trekking in Bwindi to be steeper and slippery than that of Volcanoes. I did like the groups of people I met in Bwindi, but I preferred the guides and the rangers of Rwanda. They seemed a bit more serious. We were unfortunate to be placed with a large group of young Japanese girls who only took selfies of themselves with the gorillas and would cluelessly...
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Written on: Jan 13, 2016
| Visited: Dec 2015.
Going on a gorilla trek in a natural UNESCO Heritage site is what makes Bwindi Impenetrable National park a special experience and standing out. Uganda has 12 habituated gorilla families from which you track gorillas from. This has reduced on pressure from clients who in early days would struggle to secure a permit for the trek.
Written on: Dec 09, 2015
| Visited: Nov 2014.
Bwindi was our second gorilla-trekking experience. We also did Volcanoes, Rwanda, a few days earlier. We were in the Ruhija region of Bwindi, which requires some fancy driving skills and a very good Range Rover! The roads were muddy, steep and very tough to navigate. But, because of that, our area was much less crowded than Buhoma. We went by that region and it was...
I am definitely an adventure traveller. I like to trek mountains, dive reefs and explore cultures in depth. I like to camp out in the wilds under the stars or live amongst the local communities and absorb as much as possible. I think if you open your heart and mind w...
Written on: Sep 30, 2014
| Visited: Aug 2010.
Being a mere five metres from a silver-back Gorilla is an adrenaline rush! We had been trekking for around 4 hours through Bwindi Impenetrable National Park until our scouts radioed in that there was a gorilla family up ahead. But it was definitely worth the effort. The family comprised maybe 20 individuals, each munching away in their own little world as we stood ...
Written on: Mar 19, 2014
| Visited: Nov 2013.
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is an awesome with its natural make up. The park is also found in a low altitude that is good to be the perfect habitat for the mountain gorilla.
When visiting Bwindi, please remember it's a very wet national park. Always have a jacket and boots with you.
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Written on: Dec 02, 2013
| Visited: Oct 2013.
Bwindi is an ancient highland forest in south western Uganda and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is a sanctuary for approximately half of the world’s total population of mountain gorillas (around 400 according to the 2011 census results), and is also the only place where mountain gorillas and Chimpanzees co-exist. It also boasts over 320 bird species and many p...
Written on: Nov 26, 2013
| Visited: Nov 2013.
Located in South Western Uganda, Bwindi harbours half of world’s known mountain gorillas totaling to 330. It is one of the richest ecosystems in Africa with varied mammal species, bird species, butterfly species, tree species, and species of frogs.
It is such a great memorable experience taking hikes in the jungle, great anticipation while climbing the jungle an...
Written on: May 09, 2013
| Visited: Sep 2012.
An early morning drive from Kampala to Buhoma through Kabale and Kanungu is the least I can recall of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park…of course with a bunch of sleepy colleagues at the back. After a brief stop at Kampala we had to make our way to Bwindi before midday, because our contact had informed us that the game there is not widely visible in the afternoon. ...
Written on: Apr 24, 2013
| Visited: Jan 2013.
Reknowned for having one of the richest ecosystems in Africa, we embarked to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, from kampala to mbarara the 6 hour drive was eye opening the scenery breathtaking. On arrival we stayed at a lodge just beyond the park, the service was first class, we only had 2 days to experience the park so after the nights rest we started our trek ex...
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Written on: Apr 22, 2013
| Visited: Mar 2013.
EXTREMELY remote and hard to get to, this is the magical place you’ve always wished to visit. Bwindi IS the heart of the continent where Mountain Gorillas share territory into the DRC (Democratic Republic of the Congo) and Rwanda. The forest is thick with immense trees of mahogany, Newtonia, ebony, tree-ferns… monkeys, baboons, duikers (small deer-like animals), ...