Bwindi Impenetrable National Park Uganda
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park lies in southwestern Uganda on the edge of the Great Rift Valley. Its mist-covered hillsides are blanketed by one of Uganda’s oldest and most biologically diverse rainforests well known as the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, which has lasted for over 25,000 years and contains over 400 species of plants.
More famously, this “impenetrable forest” also protects an estimated number of 400 mountain gorillas which are grouped under 18 families making roughly half of the world’s population.
This biologically diverse region also provides shelter to a further 120 mammals, including forest Elephants, several primate species such as baboons and chimpanzees, a large number of butterflies, as well antelopes. There are about 350 species of birds hosted in this botanical Impenetrable forest, including 23 Albertine Rift endemics.
The adjacent towns of Buhoma and Nkuringo both have a magnificent assemblage of luxury safari lodges, homely bandas, and budget campsites, as well as restaurants, craft stalls, and guiding services.
Chances are extremely high for you to discover the local Bakiga and Batwa Pygmy cultures through performances which you’re on the cultural encounters and visits, workshops, and village walk.
Mountain Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest Park
Mountain Gorilla Trekking is focused attention on of all visits done in Uganda and certainly, mountain gorillas are the major reason as to why very many travelers visit Uganda gorilla safari destinations of Bwindi Impenetrable forest and Mgahinga gorilla parks to find more information about gorilla trekking holidays and to see gorillas in the wild.
How to acquire a Uganda Gorilla permit
Uganda gorilla permit costs $600 for foreigners and $500 for Ugandans, due to the comfortable trekking trails provided by the Uganda Tourism Police while in the Jungles of the forest, A gorilla permit in Uganda will cost the US $700 from July 2020.
When to Go for Mountain Gorilla Trekking in Uganda
Although mountain gorilla tracking can be operated all year round in Uganda due to the somewhat damp seasons experienced by Bwindi Impenetrable Forest park in which these gorillas stay, a large number of travelers prefer visiting from June to September as well as from December up to February. You can visit Bwindi forest at any time of the year, the low season calls for cheaper gorilla permit price.
Mountain Gorilla trekking in Uganda is the most captivating experience and it is only conducted in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. About 18 groups have been habituated for visitor encounters in Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable forest and each of them belong to specific trailheads in the Bwindi except the one in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park.