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Overview

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is nestled on the southwestern edge of the Rift valley in Uganda. The rich biodiversity of the region aids on Tourism in Uganda. With the mist covering the peaks and the abundance of lush greenery makes this oldest national park the best and the most biodiversity rainforest of Uganda. The forest region of Bwindi ages back to 25,000 years housing an abundance of wildlife and some of the endemic and rare species. There are around 120 mammals, 350 bird species and 23 endemics of Albertine Rift. Explore the entire forest region with the species of 400 or more flora. What makes the park the most visited and famous region of Uganda is the family of Gorillas extending to more than 400 in number. The Bwindi Impenetrable National Park houses more than half of total population of Gorillas of the world. Being a famous attraction for travelers, there are stalls that exhibit the handicrafts and the art of the region. There are cultural trails as Bakiga and Batwa Pygmy cultures where you can discover a lot about the bygone tradition.

Best Time To Visit Bwindi National Park

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is a year-round destination that can be explored throughout the year, especially for Gorilla tracking tour. However, the dry season is mostly preferred for a tour as the low humidity, pleasant climate and accessible routes makes the time best to visit Bwindi National Park.

Season from December to February and June to September is the best time when you plan a gorilla tracking tour here. The wet seasons are not much preferred as hiking can get difficult due to slippery lands and long hour of rains can hamper the plan.

Things To Do In Bwindi National Park

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Bird watching at Bwindi

Bird watching at Bwindi

Recorded with 350 different species of the bird out of which 23 species are endemics, bird watching is the best thing to do in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. This oldest forest of Uganda is known for a diverse birdlife attracting a majority of bird water and photographers here. Emerald Cuckoo, Common Bulbul, and Red-headed Bluebill are some of the species dwellings here.

Nature walk at Bwindi

Nature walk at Bwindi

With the six nature trails, the Bwindi national park is one of the most picturesque forests offering a scenic trail to hike. There are Muyanga Waterfall Walk trails, the Buhoma-Nkuringo Trail, Muzubijiro Loop, The Habinyanja (Railegh) Trail, Rushura Hill Walk and The Ivi River Walk trails where you can discover the immense wilderness and scenic lush.

Cycling tours

Cycling tours

Get ready for an adventurous tour of the mountains to discover the narrow and rugged pathways of Bwindi National Park. The long 13km stretch houses an abundance of wildlife as bushbucks, black-and-white colobus and red-tailed monkeys to offer you an exceptional experience. The long clean trail of the tour is the best thing to try during the Bwindi National Park.

Gorilla tracking

Gorilla tracking

The mountain Gorilla Family in Bwindi national Park welcomes a majority of travellers to track their habitat. From exploring their dwelling region to the behaviour, their relationship with nature and lot more, the tracking tour is an exceptional experience for all visitors. There are two family groups that are habituated in the wild region of Bwindi National Park.

Village walking tour

Village walking tour

Explore the village region and the culture of Buhoma living near the premises of Bwindi National Park in Uganda. From the local art to the use of handicrafts and the art dating back to the bygone era, the village tour offers a complete educational trip. Meet the people and interact, observing their lifestyle and culture.

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Uganda Gorilla Safari

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How to Reach Bwindi National Park

The Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is not well connected with a mode of good or direct transport. One needs to interchange and experience a long journey to reach Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

Via Air; Entebbe International Airport is the nearest airport to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in Uganda that is connected via charter flights. You can get the flights from Entebbe or Kampala airstrip to Kisoro airstrip to reach the destination. Bwindi has 3 or 4 airfields at Kihihi plus Kayonza,  Mishaya, Nshongi and Nkuringo.

Via Land; with a distance of 520kms, Kampala is connected to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park via the road that takes around 5 hours of journey. There are other routes from Lake Mburo national or Queen Elizabeth national park to reach the destination.

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