Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Bwindi is one of the world’s most biologically diverse regions, home to more than half of the total remaining total population of the mountain gorillas. Located in South Western Uganda, Bwindi Forest is one of Africa’s best places to go gorilla trekking, a popular adventure activity to see the endangered mountain gorillas in Africa.

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest covers only 330 square kilometres, but is home to about 440 wild mountain gorillas that live in the park. Recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Bwindi Forest is a jungle of dense tropical rain forests, steep hills and cascading waterfalls with diverse fauna and flora, including a wide variety of primate species, birds and butterflies.

For those interested in bird watching, the park hosts several endemic birds species of the Albertine Rift.

Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi

Gorilla Trekking is the major adventure activity in the park and for the past 20 years, thousands of travelers have visited the park and successfully watched the wild gorillas. Today there are 10 habituated gorilla groups that can be visited by tourists – and more or less 440 individual gorillas exist within the park. Each day only 80 people may go to see them each day, and each gorilla group is visited by 8 tourists a day.

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