Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is the leading gorilla safari destination in Uganda.
It is supposed to have one of the biggest biological diversities in the whole of Africa with about 120 mammal species, 200 butterflies, 11 primates and 350 birds.
This strip of very old rainforest extends over the steep valleys and edges of Uganda to its border with D.R.C.
GORILLA TREKKING IN BWINDI
Bwindi’s chief attraction is unquestionably gorilla trekking.
More than half the world’s total Mountain Gorilla populace is found in Bwindi and is approximated to be of about 320 members separated into twenty groups.
Gorilla safaris are majorly focused in two locations which are Nkuruingo which offers a more tiring trek, and Buhoma.
At Buhoma there are 3 groups which have been habituated to be visited by tourists and these are the Mubare, Habinyanja A and Habinyanja B groups.
FACTS ABOUT BWINDI IMPENETRABLE NATIONAL PARK
Bwindi’s outstanding diversity is credited to the antiquities of the forest which date to more than twenty five thousand years back, as well as its altitude which is between 1100 to 2600 meters above sea level.
It is located on the eastern rim of the Albertine Rift valley.
The heavy rains in the region feed into the 5 main rivers.
Bwindi’s 120 mammal species rank it the 2nd to Queen Elizabeth National Park with the most outstanding diversity of mammals.
23 endemics of the Albertine Rift bird species have been recorded here, among which is the green African broadbill.
And fourteen of these endemic species are seen in no other area in the whole of Africa.