Experience Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, Uganda

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park is blanketed as one of Uganda’s oldest and most biologically diverse rainforests, which dates back over 25,000 years. The park lies lies in southwestern Uganda on the edge of the Rift Valley and contain a mist-covered hillsides.

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 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 some of the best tourists experiences other than Gorilla trekking such as; Forest trails that lead to scenic waterfalls as well as the perfect view of the Great Rift Valley as you walk through the 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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Recommended Tours Featuring Bwindi National Park

These sample tours will give you an idea of what to expect when either traveling to Bwindi Forest National Park or how we incorporate Bwindi National Park with the other destinations Uganda. Please note that the following tours are meant to inspire you since your safari will be tailor-made by our travel experts to fit your needs and preferences within this destination. 

Lion at Queen Elizabeth

10 Days

Big Five & Gorilla Safari
From $4,373 per person sharing

Destinations visited:
Nairobi, Mara, Diani, Entebbe & Bwindi

Gorilla at Bwindi

5 Days

Classic Gorilla Safari
From $2,758 per person sharing

Destinations visited:
Entebbe, Queen Elizabeth & Bwindi

Gorilla at Kisoro

4 Days

Gorilla Tracking Safari
From $2,585 per person sharing

Destinations visited:
Entebbe & Bwindi

Queen Elizabeth National Park

14 Days

Unrivalled Uganda Safari
From $5,658 per person sharing

Destinations visited:
Entebbe, Murchison Falls, Kibale, Queen Elizabeth, Bwindi & Diani

Map of Bwindi Impentrable National Park

Places to Stay at Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Below are some of our highly recommended places of stay at Bwindi that have been tested and chosen by our travel specialists

Bwindi Lodge

Bwindi Lodge

Commanding a spectacular and uninterrupted views of the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, Bwindi Lodge offers 8 comfortable bandas

Buhoma Lodge

Buhoma Lodge

Buhoma lodge sits just a short walk from the park headquarters in Bwindi National Park and it is endowed with 10 comfortable chalets which have been built from locally sourced materials without compromising levels of comfort.

The Engagi Lodge

Engagi Lodge

Engagi Lodge in Bwindi is a modern lodge in a breathtaking setting offering stunning views over the forest canopy. The lodge is situated in a large tract of land contiguous to the Bwindi and runs from the main road to the Park Headquarters down to the Munyaga river.

Mahogany Springs

Mahogany Springs

Mahogany Springs offers privacy and serenity blended with optimal comfort in a spectacular setting. It is the perfect base from which to begin you Gorilla Tracking or Bird watching adventures. 

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