Top Things To Do In Bwindi Forest National Park

Activities in Bwindi other than gorilla habituation experience include

Top Things To Do In Bwindi Forest After Gorilla Habituation Experience

Top things to do in Bwindi Forest after gorilla Habituation experience- The Gorilla habituation experience is the four-hour gorilla activity that is conducted in the southern part of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National park in between the parks gorilla trekking regions of Rushaga and Nkuringo. There are two gorilla families in Bwindi that have been reserved for this activity and this means that only 8 people are allowed to engage in gorilla habituation experience per day the fact that each gorilla family under habituation is visited by only 4 people or visitors.

Visitors interested in spending more time with mountain gorillas in their natural environment, would have no option but rather book the Bwindi Gorilla habituation experience that guarantees you an opportunity to walk to the forest and spend more time with the mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. Yes, gorilla habituation is one of the main tourist activity conducted in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park but it is important to recognize other activities that can be conducted in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National park especially  after or other than Gorilla Habituation  experience safaris in Bwindi and these activities include the following;

Bwindi impenetrable forest National Park is the main national park out of the 4 national parks in the world where gorilla trekking is carried out. Findings from the recent 2018 concluded mountain gorilla survey put Bwindi impenetrable forest National Park as the park with the largest number of mountain gorillas in the whole world and this means that the chances of seeing gorillas in Bwindi forest are high than any other National Park.

 The park is found in southwestern Uganda and has got 4 gorilla trekking regions that include Buhoma in the north, Rushaga and Nkuringo n the south, and Ruhija on the eastern side of the park. At Africa Adventure Vacations, we conducted and have conducted gorilla habituation safaris in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park for some good time and thus we know all that takes place within the park. Remember, that gorilla habituation experience only takes place in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park in the whole world. The other activities in Bwindi impenetrable forest national park other than gorilla habituation experience include.

Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

Other than gorilla habituation experience safaris in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, visitors can participate in gorilla tracking. Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park is done in all four sectors and visitors are supposed to book the gorilla permits basing on the gorilla trekking sectors.  Gorilla trekking will provide you an opportunity to see the habituated gorilla families in the forest and at Africa Adventure Vacations, we shall advise you concerning which sector is best for you to book your gorilla trekking safaris in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National park. Please contact us as we discuss more with you about the gorilla trekking activity in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park.

Forest or nature walks in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

After your gorilla habituation experience in the southern part of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, you can engage in forest or nature walks to explore Bwindi different tropical rainforests that have stayed for long and have existed for over 250000 years. There are different ancient trees which some of these different species can only be found in only Bwindi Forest. The Forest is impenetrable due to its thick canopy making the forest so great for nature walk safaris.

Believe me that while carrying the nature walks as an activity in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, you will be able to encounter several bird species, spot primates such as baboons, monkeys including mammals like elephants on your lucky day. Nature walks offer a great adventure activity and they will lead you to River Ivi-Nkuringo trails that offer spectacular falls plunging for over 33 meters long. Africa Adventure Vacations organizes forest and nature walks safaris to the sections of Bwindi that include Buhoma to Nkuringo sector as you blend yourself with nature as you visit the wonderful falls and rivers passing through the forest.  In case, you’re interested in visiting this park for nature walks, then you can contact us as we organize for you all the packages with all the activities depending on your interest and time you have.

Birding in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

You can as well do birding safaris in Bwindi other than the Gorilla Habituation Experience. Bwindi impenetrable forest national park harbors over 350 bird species and Nkuringo is the best region where you can sport most of these species. By engaging in this activity, you will be able to identify different bird species and it is good that you follow your guiding book if you have it after the gorilla habituation experience.

Some of the popular bird species in Bwindi impenetrable forest National Park include yellow-eyed Black-Fly catcher, Grausrs Warbler, Collared Apalis, African green broadbill, Mountain Masked Apalis, Red-throated Alethe, Handsome francolin, Red-faced Woodland Warbler, Dwarf Honey Guide, Short-tailed Warbler, stripe-breasted tit, Dusky Crmsonwing, Strange Weaver, Blue-headed Sunbird, Regal bird among other several key bird species. Our guides are professional at Africa Adventure Vacations and we do organize birding trips to Bwindi Impenetrable forest with our guides helping you to located and identify bird species of your Interest.

Batwa cultural experience

Outside the gorilla habituation experience in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, you can also engage in cultural encounters of Batwa culture. This forest National Park was once inhabited by Batwa people who are well known as pygmies until when they were removed from the park and now stay around the park as adjacent communities. These people are so good and have been integrated into the conservation of the park. Your trip to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park will enable you to interact with the Batwa and learn more about their culture and their ways of life.  See their ancestral homes which are the forests, communicate with them as they will lecture you on how best they used to hunt and gather fruits since these were their livelihood activities.

Additionally, the Batwa people have a unique culture in terms of music dance, and drama you can be entertained by them as they showcase their dancing skills and they narrate to you how best they managed to cope up with life outside forests.

Where to stay in Bwindi during Gorilla habituation safaris

As earlier said, the gorilla habituation experience is conducted only in the southern part of Bwindi Impenetrable forest National Park in between Rushaga and Nkuringo and this means that visitors must be prepared to stay in the southern part of the park for the gorilla habituation experience. Visitors will have to stay at Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla lodge and Ryarutagara as the best budget accommodation facility, then clouds Mountain Gorilla lodge as an upmarket lodge Luxury lodge, Visitors can also stay at Four Gorilla Lodge, Gorilla Heights Lodge, Gorilla valley lodge, Lake Mutanda Lodge, Icumbi Gorilla lodge, Rushaga Camp, Clouds mountains lodge, Gorilla safari lodge. depending on your budget, you can book the lodge that falls in Mirangem budget or luxury as the region is served with nice lodges for your comfortable stay.

How to access Bwindi forest for Gorilla Habituation experience

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park can be best reached through road and air transport. The gorilla habituation takes place in the Nkuringo gorilla trekking sector located, and Rushaga gorilla trekking sector in the southern part of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park.

By road, one can get to Bwindi impenetrable forest National Park through an 8 to 9-hour long road drive from Kampala or Entebbe via Mbarara city, Kabale Town, and then continue Nkuringo and Rushaga for Gorilla habituation experience. The drive is long but entertains you with a lot of plantation farms and get a chance to sport the Ankole long-horned cattle as well as a stopover at the equator. Still by road, one can access Bwindi Impenetrable Forest Nation National Park for Gorilla Habituation Process via Kigali International airport which is about 5hours’ drive to reach Bwindi through Cyanika border or Katuna Border. This is the shortest route compared to the one using Entebbe internal airport

By air.  Visitors can also fly to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park sector from Entebbe international airport or Kajjansi airfield to Kisoro or Kihihi airfields and then access Nkuringo. There are chartered flights and scheduled fights that are present at Entebbe international airport and the most prominent ones are the airline companies operated by Aerolink and Fly Uganda. Visitors will need to plant and make an arrangement with their travel agency or tour operators for the possible transfer from the airstrip to the lodge.

What is the best time to do Gorilla habituation in Bwindi Forest National Park?

Bwindi impenetrable Forests National Park in the Southwestern part of Uganda can be visited throughout the year but most tourists prefer taking gorilla habituation safaris during the dry season and thus the best time for you to take Gorilla habituation experience safaris is during the dry season in June to September and then December February, this is the time when the trails are good and passable for the tourist going to go for habituation experience. The dry season provides clear views of the great Bwindi Forest given that vegetation becomes dull during the dry season.

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