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Bwindi Impenetrable national park.

The Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is a large primeval forest located in south-western Uganda in the Kanungu District. The forest is on the edge of the Albertine Rift, the western branch of the East African Rift, at elevations ranging from 1,160 to 2,607Metres and sits on area of 321km2 and formally Bwindi was gazetted as a National Park in 1991 and declared a UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site in 1994. 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. More famously, this “impenetrable forest” also protects an estimated 400 mountain gorillas – roughly half of the world’s population, including several habituated groups, which can be tracked. Mubare gorilla group was the first to be visited by tourist in Uganda in the month April 1993. Twelve other groups are now habituated for tourism, and one for research.

Biologically this diverse region also provides shelter to over 120 mammals, including several primate species such as baboons, black and white colobus, chimpanzees, as well as forest elephants and antelopes. There are around 350 species of birds hosted in this Bwindi forest, including 23 Albertine Rift endemics.

The neighboring trading Centers of Buhoma, Ruhija and Nkuringo both have an impressive array of luxury lodges and budget campsites, as well as restaurants, craft stores and community guiding services. Opportunities abound to discover the local Bakiga and Batwa Pygmy cultures through performances and village walks.


  • Gorilla Trekking
  • Gorilla Habituation Experience
  • Birding in Bwindi
  • Primate Encounters 
  • Mountain Bike Rides
  • Village Walks
  • Bwindi Community Hospital 

  • Sanctuary Gorilla Lodge
  • Forest Camp
  • Buhoma Lodge
  • Bwindi Lodge
  • Haven Lodge
  • Bakiga Lodge
  • Ruhija Gorilla Lodge

What to Carry For Gorilla Trekking In Bwindi 

  • Hiking Boots
  • Hat & Sun Glasses
  • Pair of Binoculars
  • Long Sleeved Shirt/Blouse
  • Rain Jacket
  • Garden Gloves
  • Camera With an Extra Battery(s)
  • Energy giving Snack/drink
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