BWINDI IMPENETRABLE FOREST NATIONAL PARK TOP 5 ACTIVITIES
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 to protect 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’s species like l’hoest monkeys, baboons, different bird species, beautiful butterflies, and plants 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 Buhoma sector in the north, Rushaga sector in the south, Nkuringo sector in the south, and Ruhijja sector in the east.
Mountain Gorilla habituation experience is another extraordinary and incredible tourism activity in Bwindi impenetrable forest national park where travelers get a chance to spend at least four hours with the gorillas under the habituation process.
Gorilla habituation is a procedural activity where the wild gorillas are trained to get used to human beings’ presence, 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 recorded which includes the Albertine rift endemic species, forest birds, and the migratory birds which makes Bwindi forest the birders 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 breasted 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 experienced trained 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