Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Famous for Gorilla tracking and its Albertine Bird Endemics, the 330km2 UNESCO world heritage site is the most biologically diverse ancient tropical forest on African continent. Lying on the hilly eastern edges of Albertine Rift Valley, the rich Impenetrable forest rises between 1160-2607m asl. Gazetted to the current status in 1991, Bwindi Forest is the home of more than half of the world’s Endangered Mountain Gorillas troops alongside other 121 mammal’s species including Chimpanzee, L’hoest Monkey, Blue, Red-tailed Monkeys, Forest Elephants and Forest Buffalo thou seldom seen and other Duikers. Birding through the forest’s diverse ecosystems produces rare sightings of restricted range species with some only recorded here. A total of 350 bird species are recorded including 23 of 24 Albertine Rift Endemics including African Green broadbill, Brown-necked Parrot, White-tailed Flycatcher etc.
17 habituated families of Gorillas can be tracked from 4 Sectors of the Park; Buhoma is in North-West also the main headquarters, Ruhija in the East is the highest point of Bwindi also a Rich Area for Birding, Rushaga in the south has the biggest groups and Nkulingo sector lies in the South West. (It’s crucial on booking accommodation to know which sector you’re tracking from).
Quick Facts about The Park
Size: 3840 km2
Birds: 350species, 10 primates,
and 45 other small mammals.
Mammals: 122 species including Gorilla