What Can I Do In Bwindi Impentrable Forest National Park In 2024



Bwindi impenetrable forest national park is situated in southwestern Uganda, in Kanungu district. Bwindi impenetrable forest national park was gazetted in 1991 with the main purpose of protecting the endangered mountain gorillas.  


Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park accommodates not only the endangered mountain gorillas but also other different wildlife species such as forest elephants, bush pigs, buffaloes, giant forest hogs, antelopes, primate species like l’hoest monkeys and baboons, different bird species, beautiful butterflies, and plant species.


Mountain gorilla trekking is an exceptional tourism activity in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, where tourists move deep into Uganda’s tropical rainforest while searching for mountain gorillas. Bwindi impenetrable national park habituates about 19 mountain gorilla families, which are located in four different sectors of Bwindi, namely the Buhoma sector in the north, the Rushaga sector in the south, the Nkuringo sector in the south, and the Ruhijja sector in the east.


The mountain gorilla habituation experience is yet another extraordinary and incredible tourism activity in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, where visitors have the opportunity to spend at least four hours with the gorillas during the habituation process.


Gorilla habituation is a procedural activity where the wild gorillas are trained to get used to human beings’ presence. The gorilla habituation process takes about 2 to 3 years to be done completely, and it involves a team of researchers, travelers, scientists, and park rangers. Gorilla habituation is only done in one sector, called the Rushaga sector, in the southern part of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.


Bwindi impenetrable national park accommodates more than 360 bird species, which include Albertine Rift endemic species, forest birds, and migratory birds, making Bwindi Forest the birder's paradise. Bwindi forest bird species include African green pigeon, giant kingfisher, African emerald cuckoo, Ruwenzori nightjar, common bulbul, cinnamon chested bee-eater, handsome francolin, blue-headed sunbird, dwarf honeyguide, collared apalis, red-throated Alethe, red-faced woodland warbler, yellow-eyed black flycatcher, archer’s robin chat, strip-breatered tit, Kivu ground thrush, strange weaver, dusky Crimsonwing, and many more.


 The nature walk is an incredible tourism activity in Bwindi impenetrable forest national Park, where travelers can explore Bwindi forest on foot with a well-trained, experienced park guide and an armed park ranger to protect everyone from danger


Batwa cultural experience is an interesting tourism activity in Bwindi impenetrable forest national park that gives you an incredible opportunity to interact with Uganda’s pygmies, the Batwa people, who used to stay in Bwindi forest before it was turned into a national park


When is the best time to tour Bwindi Impenetrable forest national park in 2024

The best time to visit Bwindi Impenetrable forest national park is during the two dry seasons. The long dry season lasts from June, July, August, September and the short dry season starts from December to March.


During this season, traveler have the best chance to see the clear weather in Uganda. Although it can rain at any time and touring Bwindi forest national park can be hiked throughout the year.


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