Bwindi Impenetrable National Park


World's Gorilla Tracking Destination

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park famously known as the “impenetrable forest” also protects an estimated 459 mountain gorillas – roughly half of the world’s population, including several habituated groups, which can be tracked.

The park lies in southwestern Uganda on the edge of the Rift Valley. 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.

This biologically diverse region also provides shelter to a further 120 mammals, including several primate species such as baboons and chimpanzees, as well as elephants and antelopes. Around 350 species of birds are hosted in this forest, including 23 Albertine Rift endemics.

Bwindi is home to at least 200 butterfly species including the eight Albertine rift endemics, and many reptile species.

The neighboring towns of Buhoma and Nkuringo both have an impressive array of luxury lodges, rustic bandas, and budget campsites, as well as restaurants, craft stalls, and guiding services. Opportunities abound to discover the local Bakiga and Batwa Pygmy cultures through performances, workshops, and village walks.


Bird Watching
Gorilla Tracking