Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park Uganda

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park Uganda

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park – is one of the best travel destinations in Uganda famous for being home for the mountain Gorillas trekking. The park is rich in fauna and flora with countless species of butterfly species, Primates, birds and other wildlife unique only to only this impenetrable forest.

The forest got its name impenetrable forest from the dense vegetation that makes exploration of the forest very challenging because of the dense nature of vegetation in the forest and the word “Bwindi” means “darkness” in the local language and the darkness is caused by the dense vegetation and canopies that make Bwindi dark once you go hiking in this park you will observe this.

The national park is located in southwestern Uganda on the rim of the Rift Valley with the mist-covered landscape is an ancient and very biologically varied rainforest in Uganda dating more than 25,000 years with  400 varied plant species.

This Uganda gorilla safari destination, Mgahinga National Park and Mt Rwenzori national park where a national Park declared in 1991.

Bwindi covers 327 km2 a landscape that is steep, slippery valleys and high, draughty ridges. The terrain is not easy to manage but worth the effort to trek because it gives you a fulfilling and a lifetime memory.

Bwindi impenetrable national park is home to over 50 percent of the worlds mountain gorilla population that is currently registered at around 1020 currently a species one can only find in the forest, the Volcano national park in Rwanda and the Virunga forest in the democratic republic of Congo no mountain gorilla lives in any Zoo in the world.

In addition, the park is rich in biodiversity with high counts of 129 mammal species and 202 butterfly species, 214 bird species and 7 diurnal primate species, species 163 species of trees and 104 fern species, 16species of trees only found in the Bwindi area of Uganda like Lavoa swynnertonii that is an endangered tree species.

Endangered species in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is home to a great number of endangered animal species worldwide with a tally of 9 and the famous Primate the mountain gorilla that the national park is associated with, the L’Hoest’s Monkey and the African giant swallowtail, the African elephant poached mainly for the ivory, birds  like  Chaplin’s flycatcher, African broadbill, Grauer’s Rush Warbler and cream-banded swallowtail.

Animal species like buffaloes and leopard got extinct from Bwindi impenetrable national park because of extensive poaching in the area before the conservation efforts in the national park started and this was from mainly the hunter-gathering communities that lived in the Bwindi community used to eat these animals.

Activities in Bwindi impenetrable national park
These are some of the the activities you can engage in at bwindi impenetrable national park.

  1. Bird watching in Bwindi National Park

    Bird watching in Bwindi is one of the great activities one can engage in at the national park with the park having about Bird 350 Species recorded with 23 endemics to the Albertine rift valley region some of the bird species in the national park include; Grauer’s broadbill, Shelley’s Crimson-wing, Handsome Francolin, Chapin’s Flycatcher, Mountain-masked and Collared Apalis, White-bellied Robin Chat, Black billed Turaco, Purple-breasted, Blue-headed and Regal , Fraser’s Eagle, Western Bronze-naped Pigeon and Sunbirds.etc. And birding watching in the forest mainly is in the Mubwindi Swamp in Ruhija sector.Bird watching in Bwindi National Park

  2. Beautiful Scenery Viewing

    Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is a birders paradise ranking as Number 1 one birding spot in the whole of Africa with 23 Albertine endemics birds and 14 of these are recorded nowhere else in Uganda .the Buhoma and Ruhija regions are habitats of the bird species threatened globally like African Green Broadbill and Shelley’s crimson wing.
    The park is home of the Batwa short people (pygmies)
    The park has Afro-montane forest that is perched presenting a point of meeting between the low land and montane forest presenting ideal encounters for nature walksBeautiful Scenery Viewing in Bwindi National Park

  3. Cycling Tours Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

    The park offers Cycling Tours opportunity and these biking adventures are women’s group that offers trained guides and this is one of the great activities the national park has created to empower women groups in the region.

What Bwindi Impenetrable National Park Offers?

Uganda safaris in this national park are amazing enjoy our Ultimate Gorilla habituation Experience, Mountain Gorilla trekking tours and tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.
The park and the surrounding towns like Nkuringo and Buhoma have great accommodation suiting various budgets like luxury lodges, budget campsites, and Midrange Accommodation. The restaurants serve great international and local cuisines. Book a 3 day gorilla safari tour with us and this will get you to explore the culture of the people the Bakiga and Batwa Pygmy watch their cultural dances and see their way of life.
Trekking this Africa’s most ancient rainforests for mountain gorilla ranks among the best tourist activities on the planet.
We at Amani Apillar safaris also offer safaris to other national parks   in Uganda, besides the mountain gorilla’s safaris we take you to safari Kidepo National park, Murchison Falls National park, Queen Elizabeth National park, Lake Mburo National Park among others
We offer combined tourist trips in the East African region in Uganda, Tanzania, Kenya, Rwanda and The Democratic Republic of Congo.


Uganda safaris Tours

Gorilla Trekking Uganda Safaris

3 Day Gorilla Tracking Bwindi Impenetrable

2 Days Gorilla Tracking Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Day Uganda Safaris

1 Day Rhino Tracking Tour at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary

1 Day Jinja City Tour

1 day white water rafting adventure safari in Jinja on the Nile River

1 Day Kampala city tour

1 Day Lake Mburo national park tour – Wildlife safari.

Short Uganda Safari Tours

2 Days Jinja tour with White water rafting safari on the Nile River

2 Days Tree Climbing Lions Tour Queen Elizabeth National Park

2 Days Murchison Falls safari Murchison Falls National Park

2 Days Chimpanzee tracking Budongo Forest tour Murchison Falls national park

2 Days Chimpanzee tracking- Birding in Kibale national park Tour Bigodi swamp

3 days queen Elizabeth safari Uganda – Tree climbing lions, Boat Cruise

3 Days Big Five safari Rhino, Lions, Elephants, Leopards, Buffaloes.

2 Days Murchison Falls safari Murchison Falls National Park

3 Days Murchison Falls Big5 Safari & CHIMPANZEE TOUR

3 Days Murchison Falls Tour

2 Days Murchison Falls Wildlife Safari

3 Days Murchison Falls National Park

2 Days Queen Elizabeth National Park Safari trip

3 Days Flying Gorilla Trekking safari in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest national park.

3 Days Murchison Falls national park safari & Rhino tracking tour, Ziwa Rhino sanctuary

3 Days Lake Bunyonyi Tour – Kabale, Uganda

Long Uganda Safari Tours

5 Days Kidepo Safari Tour

5 Days Gorilla tracking Safari, Lake Mburo and Queen Elizabeth Trekking Tree climbing lions

5 days Lake Mburo& Queen Elizabeth National Park Tree climbing lions, Chimpanzee Tracking

11 Days Birding Uganda safari and Wildlife Safaris Uganda

6 Days wildlife and chimpanzee tour – Murchison Falls, Kibale Forest and Queen Elizabeth

16 Days Uganda safari tour wildlife and primates tour

5 Days Uganda Queen Elizabeth tour and Gorilla tracking Rwanda.

14 days wildlife culture safari in Uganda

8 Days Uganda wildlife and Rwanda Safari tour.

6 Days Queen Elizabeth and Murchison falls tour safari in Uganda

7 Days Kidepo & Murchison Falls Safari

6 Days Gorilla tracking, Lake Mburo National park, Lake Bunyonyi and Volcanoes

8 Days Uganda safaris for chimpanzees and wildlife tour

11 days Uganda safari Best of Uganda wildlife tour

Uganda Mountaineering & Hiking Safaris

3 days sabyinyo hiking safari

3 days Mgahinga hike