Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

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At a time when mountain gorillas face oodle threats to their existence, from poaching, animal diseases, and habitat destruction, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest harbours about 600 of them. This constitutes 50% of all existing mountain gorillas in the world. Most mornings as crows of rooster mark daybreak, you will see them climbing trees along chimpanzees to eat fruits, epiphytes, and foliage yet, there is so much more entertainment to this national park than just the gorillas. You will come across over 100 mammal species, 300 bird species, and 200 species of colourful butterflies, over 25 species of amphibians and reptiles as well as hundreds of tree species. This is an ideal tourist destination in Uganda for tourists who appreciate diversity.

Five Unique Things to do in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

Gorilla Tracking

This national park shelters the endangered mountain gorillas. Tourists who would like to go for a trip here and enjoy this thrilling activity would have to contact us to book a three-month in advance gorilla trekking permit. This permit qualifies anyone above the age of 15 years to have a chance of interacting with this endangered species. Mountain gorilla tracking happens in only four specified regions of this national park, including Buhoma area, Rushaga region, Nkuringo, and Ruhija mountain gorilla tracking parts.

Nature Walks

Do not leave your loved ones behind. This is the perfect destination for anyone who loves adventurous nature walks. As you walk across this park, you will enjoy watching numerous animals and tree species, and colourful butterflies and birds that will be filling your ears with melodious chirps.

Hiking

There are six primary hiking trails including rushura hill trail, Muyanga trail, Buhoma-Nkuringo trail, The Ivi River trail, The Rilegh trail, and Muzubijiro Loop trail. A licensed guide will walk you through these trails and explain to you how life happens in the park. As you hike across the forest, you can expect to run into many birds, raging waterfalls, beautiful butterflies, wild pigs, forests, rivers, lakes, and various mountain peaks.

Buhoma Cultural tours

Visiting this national park offers you an opportunity to interact with the friendly locals of Bakiga and Batwa communities. We will organize a three hours cultural tour into these native villages. The locals here are so welcoming and willing to let you into their many cultural activities like traditional songs and dances. The taste of traditional banana beer, juice, and banana jin will awe you. Inside this village is a handicraft shop where carvings made out of wood, beeswax candles, and fabrics crafted by the locals are sold.

Bird Watching

Tourists trekking or cycling through the national park always come across numerous eye-catching bird species that dwell in the native rainforest. You will not miss the melodious chirping that fills the air throughout the forest. Following the fact that Bwindi Impenetrable Forest shelters over 300 species of birds, it is recommended for impeccable birding, making it a significant birding destination in Africa.

All the above adventures are a sure bet for you to experience thrilling fun when you tour the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. This varied habitat is among the best tourist destinations in Uganda with something unique to offer each tourist, so if you have not been there yet, what are you waiting for?

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