Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Gorilla in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Image © Olaf Tamm.

Terrain – Rainforest
Park Size – 310 km²

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is the richest in diversity of any forest in Africa with an impressive list of 120 mammal species and Uganda’s foremost attraction, the rare mountain gorilla! Roaming the impenetrable forest are some 30 gorilla groups, 9 of which have been habituated for tourism purposes. The park was listed a UNESCO/World Heritage Site in 1994 in recognition of its biodiversity. Bwindi Forest is at least 25,000 years old and in this time has accumulated 350 species of bird, 310 species of butterfly, 51 reptiles and 200 species of tree.

Activities:
Gorilla tracking, scenic helicopter flight, nature walk, community cultural walk, batwa (pygmy) experience, bird watching.

Key Species:
Mountain gorilla, red tailed monkey, blue monkey, black & white colobus monkey, olive baboon, side striped jackal, forest elephant, bushbuck, giant forest hog, monitor lizard, 350 bird species recorded.