Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, located in South-Western Uganda, occupies an area of 321 square kilometers. This ancient Rain-forest is the home to half of the world's Mountain Gorillas. Looking deep into the expressive brown eyes of these gentle giants is considered to be the most exciting wildlife encounter in Africa, and possibly, the world; humans and Gorillas share 94.8% of the same genetic makeup.
This national park is home to 120 mammal species, 346 species of birds, 202 species of butterflies, 163 species of trees, 100 species of ferns, 27 species of frogs, chameleons, geckos many of which are endangered.
The main activity in Bwindi is Gorilla Tracking. 9 groups of Mountain Gorilla families have been habituated. Only 8 tourists per Gorilla family are permitted to engage in a single day. There are 4 trail-heads in Bwindi for Gorilla Tracking, which lead to other attractions such as rivers, waterfalls, swamps-all of which have a high level of wildlife concentration. Gorilla tracking Permits must be booked in advance; Visit Gorillas Uganda Safaris is happy to arrange these permits for our clients.
Other activities that are offered in Bwindi National Park are forest guided walks, and Mountain Biking.