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Enjoy Gorilla trekking, primate tracking, birding in this national park, gazetted as a UNESCO world heritage. Gorilla permits are required for gorilla trekking in the regions of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park namely, Buhoma, Nkuringo, Ruhija and Rushaga

Situated at an altitude of 1,160m – 2,607m above sea level, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park was gazetted as a National Park in 1991 and declared a UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site in 1994.

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is situated on the edge of the Albertine Rift Valley in south western Uganda . This thick and impenetrable forest is home to biologically diverse rainforests, which dates back over 25,000 years and is home to almost 400 species of plants.

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Mountain Gorilla

Most famously, Bwindi impenetrable forest protects an estimated 320 mountain gorillas – roughly half of the world’s population, including several habituated groups, which can be tracked. This biologically diverse region also provides shelter to a further 120 mammals, including several primate species such as baboons and chimpanzees, L'Hoest Monkeys, as well as elephants and antelopes.

L'Hoest Monkeys
L'Hoest Monkeys

here are around 350 species of birds hosted in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, including 23 Albertine Rift endemics.

Opportunities exist to discover the local Bakiga and Batwa Pygmy cultures through performances, workshops and village walks.

 

How to get to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Getting to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park from Kampala by road is an 8 - 10 hour journey covering a distance of 457KM. This journey is preferrably undertaken by 4x4 vehicle because of the terrain and nature of roads leading to the national park.

The journey can also be undertaken by air, boarding from Entebbe airport or Kajjansi airstrip to Kihihi airstrip, then completing the journey by vehicle.