Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park lies in southwestern Uganda on the edge of the Rift Valley. The park contain a mist-covered hillsides that and it is blanketed as one of Uganda’s oldest and most biologically diverse rainforests, which dates back over 25,000 years. There are over 400 species of plants at this park as well as an estimated number of 400 mountain gorillas (roughly half of the world’s population).  Mubare gorilla group at Buhoma that was the first to be habituated for tourism in Bwindi in April 1993 and to date, the park as about fifteen groups that have been habituated for tourism and can be tracked from four trailheads. Moreover, the park offers more experiences other than Gorilla trekking such as; Forest trails that lead to scenic waterfalls as well as an experience of rift valley viewpoints while community while walking through local villages that provide insights into the lives of the Batwa (Pygmy) and Bakiga people living beside the forest. The park is also one of Uganda’s top bird watching destinations with many Albertine Rift endemics present, notably in the high, draughty Ruhija sector.

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