Bwindi Impenetrable National Park


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Meet the real Bwindi Gorillas

Written on: May 09, 2013   |   I visited in September 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.

We did make it after almost six hours on the road, and nobody was ready to move a leg in the park at least for that day. We had to spend the night in a lodge next to the park, although the services were firstly class, we paid relatively cheaper as compared to the other destinations in Uganda…after all it was in a remote region of Uganda.

The next morning saw the seven of us embark on a trekking spree, accompanied by two trackers, and the first to welcome us was a variety of birds, the distinctive ones being hornbills and turacos. The further we went into the park we encountered a variety of monkeys jumping all over. Deep in to the park we encountered the real ‘Bwindi Gorillas’ in their exclusive territory, and from a distance we would see a herd of buffaloes, but we never dared move closer as the sun was setting in and most of us were getting exhausted. But we never went back without a set of photographs in the scenic wild…of course in worn out rubber thank to the unforgiving murram roads in the park!
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(5/5 stars) 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.

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(4/5 stars) 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... read more

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(5/5 stars) Written on: Feb 09, 2015   |   Visited: Oct 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 att... read more
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(5/5 stars) 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 ... read more

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(5/5 stars) 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. read more

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(5/5 stars) 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... read more

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(5/5 stars) 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... read more

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(4/5 stars) 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... read more
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(5/5 stars) 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), ... read more

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(4/5 stars) Written on: Apr 21, 2013   |   Visited: Dec 2011.
Bwindi impenetrable National Park

My trip to Bwindi was another interesting one because I had the same company I went with to Mgahinga National park. This time we arranged for a reunion after we had all secured jobs and we decided to go camping. The route still started from Kampala where we set off at around 6am when the first bus to Buhoma was leaving. This tim... read more

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