Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

Bwindi impenetrable National Park is located in Southern Western Uganda on the edge of the Western rift valley (Albertine rift). The park covers an area of 128 square miles with an altitude ranging from 160metres (Ishasha gorge) to 2607 meters (Rwamanyonyi peak). The annual average temperature at the highest point is 7ºc –20ºc with the coldest periods being in June and July.
Bwindi is world famous for being home to half of the world’s population of mountain gorillas left in the wild numbering about 250. There are also 346 species of birds and over 200 species of butterflies. This afromontane forest has dense undergrowth of ferns, vines and shrubs about 324 tree species have also been recorded 10 of which found nowhere else in Uganda.
The prime tourist activity in Bwindi national park is gorilla tracking, with four gorilla families currently available for tourist viewing. For visitors with more time to spare, nature walks along 4 hiking trails could be undertaken. The trails include the Munyanya river trail, the popular waterfalls trail, Rushura trail and Muzabajiro trail. Visitors have an opportunity to see and learn about primates, birds butterflies and tree species.

Key Attractions
Mountain Gorilla tracking
Forest Hiking
Bird Watching

Accommodation Options
High-end accommodation offered at the Gorilla Resort
Camping facilities and a tented camp are available at Buhoma.
Camping is also permitted in several other designated areas within the park.
Lodging is also readily available in nearby Kabale Town.