+254 (020) 3521301
+254 722 739397
Adventure Vacations East Africa
Adventure Vacations East Africa
Adventure Vacations East Africa
Adventure Vacations East Africa
Adventure Vacations East Africa

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is located in the southwestern part of Uganda. At 331sq KM, its one of the largest natural forests in East Africa.

It is also part of Albertine Rift Valley, one of Africa’s most important conservation areas. Bwindi is home to about half of the World’s mountain Gorillas, and has over 90 mammal species, 11 primates and of prominence the black-and-white Colobus, over 300 bird species, more than 200 butterfly species and tree and plant species only endemic to the area.

Gorilla trekking through the rugged mountainous terrain is tough and should be prepared for up to 8 hours of hiking (good physical condition is a must).

Anyone with any sign of communicable disease will be not allowed to trek. The three groups of gorilla habituated for trekking are the Mubare, Habinyanja and Rushegula. Each group has approximately 15-20 individuals. A fourth family; Nukiringo, was opened for trekking in 2004, although access to this group is from Kisoro.

Permits are few and the demand is hign. Advance booking is recommended 4-12 months out to avoid disappointment.