Bwindi Impenetrable National Park Activities and Attractions
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park Activities and Attractions : Bwindi Impenetrable National Park a world’s capital of primates mostly the endangered mountain gorillas ,located in southwestern part of Uganda in the western arm of the Great Rift Valley ,boosting with various tourists attraction and is divided into four regions where gorilla trekking tours takes place namely Buhoma region or gorilla section in the north of Bwindi ,Rushaga in the south ,Nkuringo in the south and Ruhija in the east and number of attractions are to be seen in these sectors such as Birding ,Hiking ,Mountain Biking ,Cultural encounter ,the ancient Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and Mountain gorilla trekking which is currently available to all regions.
However, the ancient Bwindi Impenetrable rainforest is one of the few forests in Africa which still flourished even in the last ice age. More so ,the park covers an area of about 332 square kilometers at an altitude of 1,160 meters to 2,607 meters within the Ishasha gorge, up the Rwamanyonyi peak .Bwindi’s average temperatures ranges between 7 to 20 degrees Celsius and the temperatures is normally cool in the months of June and July .The park also receives heavy rain in the months of March ,April ,September and November though its normally dry in the rest of the year but however ,there is no guarantee that it won’t rain since Bwindi is a tropical rainforest.
The ancient Impenetrable rainforest is a habitant to over 600 mountain gorilla individuals in other words ,estimating half of the total population of mountain gorilla in the whole world thus making Uganda among the three countries Rwanda and Congo the best leading Gorilla Safari destination .More then ,the tropical rain forest also inhabits over 120 species of mammals of which 7 species are diurnal primates ,about 350 species of birds ,200 beautiful butterfly species as well as over 324 tree species of 10 species cannot be found in any other part of Uganda including the 23 Albertine Rift Endemics thus rewarding Bwindi Forest favorable for Gorilla trekking .
The Mountain Gorillas
This is the main and most fabulous activity in Bwindi Impenetrable national park which has attracted many tourists thus promoting more gorilla visits in Uganda. Bwindi a home of mountain gorillas and currently hosting 21 habituated gorilla families which are divided into four gorilla trekking sector that is Buhoma, Ruhija, Rushaga and Nkuringo.
Bwindi Gorilla trekking costs USD700 per person per day, therefore tourists who wish to participate in gorilla trekking are required to have their Gorilla trekking permits which can be acquired through contacting the ‘UWA’’ Uganda Wildlife Authority head offices or through help of reliable tour agent like we Achieve Global Safaris.
While tracking gorillas, trackers are allowed to spend one hour with the gorillas in a group of 8 people per gorilla family assigned for trek. Gorilla trekking tours and safaris has age limit which is 15 years and above. Therefore, clients below 15 years are not allowed for gorilla trekking. Through trekking gorillas, you’re able to view the colorful beautiful birds, butterflies, the black and white colobus monkeys among others animal species.
Hiking /Guided nature walks
Hiking through the Bwindi impenetrable forest is quite exciting as you enjoy the nature walk ,you will be led by the park’s guide who leads you to amazing view of various beautiful bird species while listening to their sweet melodies ,butterflies ,have rewardable sight-seeing of beautiful scenery of the green vegetation and waterfall trails with in the forest very interesting .While hiking ,you will be able to see small primates like chimpanzees ,black and white colobus monkeys and other primates. Of all regions Buhoma has the most rewarding hike trails including Rushara hill walk, Munyanga waterfall trail, Muzabajirro loop trail, Ivi river walk, Buhoma Nkuringo trail and the Habinyanja trail.
Bwindi Impenetrable forest is paradise of birds with about 350 species .Bird to spot include short-tailed warbler ,Red headed Blue bill ,Blue-headed sun bird ,White tailed blue flycatchers ,African Emerald cuckoo ,Cinnamon-chested bee-eater ,Grauer’s broadbill ,Black-faced warbler ,Black faced rufous warbler ,Many –colored bush-shrike ,Yellow-streaked greenbul ,Western green tinker bird ,Regal sunbird, Ruwenzori apalis ,Olive-breasted greenbul ,Neumann’s warbler, Mountain masked apalis among others. The best birding time is in the months of March and September and June and July though heavy rain might interfere with your bird-watching time. Migratory birds a good see from November to April. Endeavor to carry a pair of binoculars thus Bwindi Impenetrable National Park Activities and Attractions.
Mountain biking at Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is carried out in and around Bwindi Impenetrable forest, offered by a women organization called Ride ‘’4’’ a women organization. As your biking, you will be able to climb the Buhoma mountain trail and while at the top the view is rewardable with wildlife and the beautiful scenery of the forest thus leaving you with quite unforgettable experience at Bwindi.
In Bwindi cultural encounter can be done in the local communities of the Batwa people and Bakiga local people. Where you will be able to enjoy their amazing cultural dances and singing, learn how to prepare their local food, engage in craft activities, farming skills and meeting up with the blacksmiths.
Essentials to pack on your safari to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest national park
Essentials include Comfortable hiking boots, sun hats, waterproof bags, digital cameras, enough mineral water bottle, insect repellent, warm clothes, snack and packed lunch boxes.
Where to stay
With no worry, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest national park has got a number of classic accommodation facilities ranging from luxury –Mid-range and Budget. Some of the accommodation facilities you can choose to book for your comfortable stay at the park include Gorilla Heights Lodge, Lake Mulehe Gorilla Lodge, Ruhija Gorilla Lodge, Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge, Bwindi Forest Lodge, Ichumbi Gorilla Lode and Sabinyo Guest House many more.
Book now your safari to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest national park and get marveled with quite unforgettable activity of Gorilla trekking or Gorilla habituation experience a whole day tourist’s activity. Book Now! Travel Today!