Bwindi national park is situated in the corner of south western Uganda on the Congo ? Uganda border just on the edge of the eastern arm of the great East African rift valley. Bwindi impenetrable forest covers up to 128 square miles of land containing thick under growth, montane & low land forest. The park which is a UNESCO world heritage site is popularly known as the home of over half the last surviving endangered mountain gorillas in the world, thousands of tourists travel to south western Uganda each year for a chance to see these giant apes in the wild. Apart from the gorillas, other 199 mammal species, 348 bird species, 163 tree species, 220 butterfly species and over 1000 flowering plants have been recorded in the forest.?
Bwindi forest contains four habituated gorilla families namely; Rushegura, Habinyanja, Nkuringo & Mubare which can be visited all year round by only 9 people including an UWA guide per day. You are only given one hour in their midst, take pictures and observe them play and feed. ?A gorilla permit in Uganda costs US$ 600 per person but during the low season months of April, May and November, the price goes down to US$ 350 per person. You can book gorilla permit at the UWA offices in Kampala or let a tour company book on your behalf.
Top activities include gorilla tracking, Bird watching, cultural community tours, mountain hiking & nature walks.
Getting there- (Routes , Distance & Time)
A self drive safari to Bwindi is one of the longest road trips in Uganda lasting up to 7 hours when passing via the Kabale- Mbarara road. It?s 472 km from Kampala city and only 206 km from Mbarara-
Accommodation in Bwindi forest
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