Travel Guides to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park : Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is renowned as one of the UNESCO’s heritage sites and iconic home for world’s half population of endangered Mountain Gorilla and gorilla trekking. However, it also offers some of the finest montane forest birding in Africa and one of Uganda’s birding paradise. Amongst the numerous possibilities are no fewer than 23 of Uganda’s 24 Albertine Rift endemics, including globally threatened species like Shelley’s Crimson wing and the African Green Broadbill.

Travel Guides for Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

More so, Bwindi National Park is among the few national parks in Africa to have flourished throughout the last Ice Age and it is home to roughly half of the world’s mountain gorillas. More to that, the park is also known for its incredible gorilla tracking and also habitat to other species like forest elephant, chimpanzee, monkeys and many small antelope and bird species. The variant diversity is supported by the fact that Bwindi is extremely old and also it’s slopes extend over a broad altitudinal range of 1447meter above sea level thus enabling habitats ranging from lowland forest to Afromontane vegetation.

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park covers a total area of about 331square kilometers. More so, the park is stipulated into four gorilla tracking sectors including Buhoma, Ruhija, Rushaga and Nkuringo sectors.

Travel guide for Bwindi Impenetrable National Park – The Buhoma sector was the first sector to officially be opened for gorilla tracking safaris in Uganda. It is the most popular sector among the four sectors. Along this sector there is a rewarding walking trails such as; the Munyanga River Trails in the valley of Buhoma, best for a short walk for spotting birds and primates on the forest edge. The waterfall trail which passes beneath tree ferns, epiphytic ferns and orchids to visit the three dazzling waterfalls.

Other walking trails in Bwindi includes; the Rushura Hill Trail, Muzabajiro Loop Trail and the River Ivi Trail of which the latter follows an old road through the forest, emerging close on the southern edge of the impenetrable forest. The Buhoma community walk and cultural performances can take up three hours ‘’3hours’’ visiting a typical homestead, visiting the Batwa pygmies and a banana beer brewery which is organized by the local community. The best activities to do in Buhoma sector are; Gorilla trekking and Batwa cultural experience. Gorilla families in this sector includes; Mubare, Rushegura and Habinyanja.

Travel Guides for Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Gorilla Trekking In Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Nkuringo sector; This sector is found closely to the Buhoma sector for about 10kilometers from Buhoma. Although this distance is covered by the impenetrable Forest and a hiking through the forest takes about 4 hours. Then, connecting by the car from the two points covers about 7 to 8hours.Villages at Nkuringo also operates a community walk experience leads you to visit the rural homestead, blacksmith and brewers.

Ruhija sector; The Ruhija sector is one of the four gorilla sector in Bwindi including; Ruhija, Bitukura and Kyaguriro. It is a famous sector for its various birdlife on top of the gorillas and it is considered the most remote sector of all the four. There is a three-hour visit to Mubwindi swamp a best area for birding. Gorilla families in this sector includes Ruhija, Bitukura and Kyaguriro.

Rushaga sector; This is the best sector that hosts a number of gorilla families including; Mishaya, Nshongi, Kahungye and Busingye. The main done activity is Gorilla trekking.

Facts About Bwindi Impenetrable National Park –Gorilla Trekking in Uganda

What to know about Bwindi National Park: Bwindi National Park is one of the Uganda’s magical conservation areas, located in Southwestern Uganda along the Rift Valley.  More so, its misty valley feature Uganda’s ancient and most biodiversity tropical rainforest. Bwindi has total area of about 332 square kilometers and comprised of montane and lowland forest, offering refuge to over 420 plant species ,120 mammal species and primate species including ; Chimpanzees ,Baboons ,the rare Mountain Gorillas ,Colobus Monkey ,L’hoests ,Red tailed monkeys Black and white colobus monkeys, Velvet monkeys and elephants ,antelopes as well as 350 birdlife including ;the 23 Albertine Rift Endemic species ,1000 flowering plants ,104 fern species and 200 species of trees.

Where to stay in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park;

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park has a wide classic range of accommodation facilities ranging from bandas, campsites, budgets, Mid-range and Luxury facilities. Before you start planning your gorilla trek, make sure that you choose accommodation based on preferred tracking sector.

Some of comfortable lodges in Bwindi to choose from includes; Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge, Buhoma Lodge, Buhoma Haven lodge, Buhoma Community Rest Camp, Silverback Lodge, Volcanoes Bwindi Lodge, Gorilla Safari Lodge, Bwindi Guest House, Mahogany Springs Lodge, Bwindi Camp among others.

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