BWINDI IMPENETRABLE FOREST NATIONAL PARK

BWINDI IMPENETRABLE NATIONAL PARK

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More famously, this “impenetrable forest” Protects and shelters an estimated 400 mountain gorillas – roughly half of the world’s 620 gorilla population, including several habituated groups, which can be tracked.

Other primates living within this park are chimpanzees, blue monkeys, red colobus monkey, black & white colobus monkeys, grey-checked Mangabeys plus the L’Hoest monkeys.

Bwindi was gazetted as a National Park in 1991 and declared a UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site in 1994.

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park lies in southwestern Uganda on the edge of the Rift Valley. Its mist-covered hillsides are blanketed by one of Uganda’s oldest and most biologically diverse rainforests, which dates back over 25,000 years and contains almost 400 species of plants.

This biologically diverse region also provides shelter to a further 120 mammals such as;  Forest Elephants, duikers, buffaloes, golden cats, bush pigs, giant forest hogs, black-fronted Duiker, yellow-backed duiker, clawless otter, side-striped jackal, civet, numerous bats and rodents. including several other primate species such as baboons and chimpanzees,

There are around 350 species of birds hosted in this forest making it a birders paradise such as Jameson’s Antpecker, Pink-footed Puff back, Waller’s Starling, Crested Guinea fowl, Barred Long-tailed Cuckoo, Grey Crowned Crane, White-headed Saw-wing, Yellow-rumped Tinkerbird, including 23 other Albertine Rift endemics.

Spread over a series of steep ridges and valleys, Bwindi is the source of five major rivers, which flow into Lake Edward.

Community visits and farm tours and also a great activity in this park on a guided nature walk.

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park has very beautiful lodges with in and around the park that range from budget to luxury that you can choose for your stay. These safari lodges cost between $40 to $500 per night.

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