Visit Bwindi Forest National Park

Getting to Bwindi impenetrable national park for gorilla trekking Experiences

Why you should visit Bwindi

Why you should visit Bwindi: The park is found at edge of rift valley. The landscape is misty and is sheltered by the oldest biological diverse jungle rainforest of the park and it is dated 25,000 years ago and it is composed of 400 plant species.

The park is reached by foot and comprises 331 sq.km with lowland and Montana forests. Bwindi is well known for hosting 320 mountain gorillas. It has half of the world gorilla population. There are also habituated Gorilla groups that are trekked.

The park hosts mammals like primates and they include chimpanzees, elephants, leopards, antelopes, monkeys, and the white and black colobus monkeys.

There are almost 350 bird species and they include green tinkerbird, Turacos, mountain and yellow-streaked green bulls, Cinnamon-chested bee eaters, white tailed fly catcher, white browed, red faced woodland warbler, and are hosted in the rain forest with110 species of butterflies, 23 Albertine Rift endemics, 120 species of trees and species of ferns.

Bwindi impenetrable national park is made up of 4 gorilla trekking sectors such as Ruhija, Nkuringo, Rushaga and Buhoma and they are all open to be accessed for tourism

Bwindi forest was once a home to the Batwa people and known to be first people to settle in the forest for over 400,000 years ago.

Bwindi Park is among the best national parks in Uganda, it is exposed to a big number however they end up missing the dreamlike world of the forest.

Therefore there are various reasons you should choose to visit Bwindi impenetrable national park, and among the reasons is being the celebrated park for the endangered mountain Gorillas.

Getting to Bwindi impenetrable national park

The park is reached through using the road and air but it depends on your time and budget. You can hire a private car and 4WD car is recommended because you cannot struggle while climbing up to the hills.

It will take you up to 9-10 hours when driving to the Kisoro or Kihihi airstrip from Entebbe international airport using a flight and will take you 40 minutes.

While travelling on this trip, you will encounter a lot of stopovers and they include culture museum, equator, craft shops and it will be wonderful if you travel using the road.

People and culture

You will explore the first inhabitants of the forest. You will sincerely enjoy the culture of the Batwa and enjoy the performance of traditional songs, dances and storytelling. Explore and understand the cultural heritage of the Batwa.  You will celebrate and enjoy the life of the jungle rainforest after learning the culture of the Batwa people.

Resting at Bunyonyi Lake and Lake Mutanda

When gorilla trekking is over and you’re exhausted, you can decide to rest or relax at Lake Bunyonyi. It is good for those who are trekking in Nkuringo and Buhoma sector. Lake Bunyonyi is a magnificent place that you should never miss. There are different activities that take place here and they include boat cruises, water spots, canoeing and among others. Those who would love to visit Ruhija for gorilla trekking, you should visit Mutanda in Kisoro to do a variety of activities like cycling, boat rides, sun bathing and community walks.

Accommodation and lodges

Bwindi sectors have wonderful luxury, midrange or budget lodges, craft stalls, restaurants and among others. Lodges are at the headquarters of the park. Uganda provides gorilla habituation for tourists and you can spend four hours with these gorillas and researchers are given a chance in Bwindi impenetrable national park.

Habituation is a familiarity to train mountain Gorilla to be near to human beings. You will find two families in Rushaga sector that are trained to be near to humans. You can now tell why should visit Bwindi.

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