Bwindi Impenetrable National Park Uganda a home to the rare endangered mountain gorillas in Uganda, is strategically located at the edge of the western rift valley (Albertine rift valley), in South Western Uganda. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park Uganda is shared amongst Rukungiri, Kisoro and Kabale Districts of Uganda.
Bwindi impenetrable rain forest –is among those few in Africa that has flourished throughout the last Ice Age covering around 331 square kilometres with an Altitude Range that goes from 1160 meters in Ishasha gorge up to 2607 meters at Rwamanyonyi Peak. Having an annual average temperature Range of 7-20 degrees Celsius with its coldest period being June and July and experiencing its heaviest rains during March-April and September – November, Other months are usually dry.
The gigantic rain forest homes to over a half of the world’s mountain gorillas thus it is the best area for the unique and amazing gorilla tours in Uganda and all visitors to this destination visiting the endangered mountain gorillas leave with the unforgettable experiences. A deeper look into the inviting beautiful brown eyes of these gentle shy mountain gorillas on Uganda is unarguably the most exciting memorable Uganda wildlife tour encounter that Uganda and Africa at large have to offer coupled with Bwindi’s broad biodiversity that gives support to the Eco-Tourism industry as well.
With an altitude range of 1,160 to 2,607m, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park boasts of 90 mammal species, including 11 primates, with the black-and-white Colobus, which is prominent for its beautiful flowing white tail to show which makes it a flourishing Uganda wildlife safari destination as well. Bwindi with its 23 highly localized Albertine Rift endemics present,, the forest ranks as one of the best birding tour/ birding safari destination in Uganda.
Bwindi is the best birding safari tour destination it’s a sanctuary to over 348 bird species that are impossible or hard to see in any many other part East African regions. Among others, special on its list are; the honey guide, the Wing, White-tailed Blue Monarch Short-tailed Warbler, kivi ground thrush, Wilcock’s, Rusty-faced woodland Gruel’s Rush Warbler, Yellow-eyed black Fly-catcher, Warbler, Bar-tailed Trogon and Dusky Crimson An enthusioustic bird watcher can be able to identify as many as 100 species daily.
Visitor with two or more days in Bwindi impenetrable national park can ably engage in a hiking tour along the four out land hiking trails that are famously done in the park. On all these trails, you will ably experience and get educated about the various bird species, the primates, butterflies, the trees as well as the other members of this Eco system.
It’s advisable that you arrange for a guide’s services and company from the reception for your safety and to attain an excellent understanding of the park’s entire Eco system.