Attractions In Bwindi Forest National Park Uganda

Bwindi national park is known for mountain gorillas. The park is the home of other mammals that live deep in the forest.

Attractions In Bwindi

Attractions in Bwindi impenetrable national park. The park is one of the most visited national parks in Uganda because it is famous for mountain gorillas. The park is located in Kanungu district in southwestern Uganda, the park covers an area of 321 sq. km which are mostly covered by forest cover. The park is a home of 350 bird species, mammals, insects, over 200 butterflies am primates

Mammals and other primates of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park:

Bwindi national park is known for mountain gorillas. The park is the home of other mammals that live deep in the forest. Mammals in Bwindi impenetrable national park include elephants, giant forest hogs, side stripped jackal, antelopes, African civet, duikers, buffaloes, bush pigs, golden cats. Primates in Bwindi national park include black and white colobus, De Brazza monkeys. L’hoest’s monkey, red-tailed monkey, potto, baboons, galago species among others

Mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park:

These are the most attractions in the park. The park is a home of over 400 mountain gorilla individuals who leave in different sectors of the park such as the Buhoma sector, Nkuringo sector, Rushaga sector, and Ruhija sector. The gorillas in Bwindi impenetrable national park are habituated for tourism and they are in different families.

The ancient rainforest of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park:

Bwindi impenetrable national park has got Bwindi impenetrable forest covered with numerous types of vegetation and is one of the few areas in Africa covered by tropical forest in low land and montane vegetation zones meet. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is crossed by rivers which include river Ivi, Ishasha, Ihihizo, Munyaga, and Ntegyrere which pour the waters in Lake Edward making it a renowned water catchment area.

Bwindi Impenetrable national park has a canopy of plant species such as east African yellow wood, red stinkwood, Newtonia, strombolian Scheffler, and red stinkwood.  Inside Bwindi forest, there are tree species which include Monospora, Myrianthus holstii, teclea nobilis, allophones abbyssinicus, Xymalos, and Neoboutonia Macrocalyx. The park is covered by afro montane forests which is a rare vegetation type on the African continent with a recorded number of 210 tree species and fern species of about 100.

Hiking trails in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park:

Hiking in Bwindi National Park is an attraction itself, these trials lead you to so many parts of the park and the park’s attractions. Trials used in Bwindi Impenetrable national park include the River Ivi trail. This trail goes through the escarpment of Nkuringo and its best for bird-watching safaris. The trail is about 14 kilometers taking you about 7 hours, the Waterfall trail takes you about 4 hours leading you to the top of the park’s waterfall, and the Habinyanja trial and takes you 5-6 hours past River Munyanga and it’s the most used trial by tourists. Other trails in the park include Kashasha river trail, bamboo trail, and Muzabajiro trial

Birds of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park:

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is an habitant of 350 bird species of which 14 bird species are endemic to this park while 23 are only found in the Albertine Rift. The birds in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park are water and forest birds. Birds in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park include Rwenzori batis, tit Hyalia, strange weaver, Chapin’s flycatcher, handsome francolin, red-throated Alethe, handsome francolin, strange weaver, Kivu ground thrush, dwarf honeyguide, western green tinker bird, regal sunbird, African wood owl among others.

The Batwa pygmy people of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park:

These are the first people to settle in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. But when it came to the time of gazetting the park, these groups of people were forced to move out of the park to the outskirts of the park. These groups of people are referred to as keepers of the forest, hunt gatherers who depend on gathering of fruits and hunting of wild animals. And up to today the Batwa still practice their ancient lifestyle. When you get to visit the Batwa group of people you will get to see their houses built with local materials, hunting small animals, local dance, drama, etc.

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