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Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park is Uganda’s oldest and “Impenetrable” natural forest and most biologically diverse forest in Africa that lies in the southwest corner of Uganda on the edge of the Rift Valley. Bwindi impresses with a truly theatrical landscape of volcanoes, jagged valleys, waterfalls, lakes and dramatic mountain ranges.

Bwindi National Park, a UNESCO Natural World Heritage site is an awe-inspiring area with over 200 species of butterflies and 350 species of birds. Among the birds found in Bwindi National Park include 23 of Uganda's 24 Albertine Rift endemics, including globally threatened bird species such as Shelley's Crimson wing and the African Green Broadbill.

It is however the elusive Mountain Gorilla that is the park's main attraction where roughly half of the world's population, an estimated 320 mountain gorillas, live in this forest. An estimated 116 of these gorillas are habituated meaning they can be visited and viewed by tourists in their natural habitat. There are many other primates in the park including chimpanzees, black and white colobus, red colobus and blue monkeys, grey-cheeked mangabey and L'Hoest's monkeys, which are classified as near threatened and only seen in the Albertine Rift Valley. Bwindi provides further shelter to antelopes, elephants and almost 400 species of plants.


 Why Visit Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Uganda.

  • Visit Uganda’s oldest and “Impenetrable” natural forest.
  • Visit one of Africa's most biologically diverse forests.
  • Visit Bwindi National Park, a UNESCO Natural World Heritage site.
  • Track the elusive Mountain Gorilla through the forest.
  • Visit Bwindi’s primates including chimpanzees, black and white colobus, red colobus and blue monkeys, grey-cheeked mangabey and L'Hoest's monkeys.
  • For birding including 23 of Uganda's 24 Albertine Rift endemics and globally threatened bird species such as Shelley's Crimson wing and the African Green Broadbill.

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