Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Bwindi should have made the number one of the top 10 destinations in Uganda because it protects Uganda tourism’s most precious jewels, the mountain gorillas, but it’s only popular with international tourists and not the locals. As names go, there’s hardly a more evocative Uganda destination than The Impenetrable Forest of Bwindi. This swath of steep mountains covered in the thick, steamy jungle is just as magnificent as it sounds. The 32,092 ha (320 sq km) UNESCO World Heritage-listed Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is one of Africa’s most ancient habitats, even surviving the last Ice Age as most of the continent’s other forests disappeared.

Located in a mountainous area in southwest Uganda (near the border with Rwanda in the south), Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is famous for its giant primate inhabitants, the mountain gorillas. The 331 square kilometers of tropical forest spread over steep ridges and valleys is one of the largest areas in East Africa, which still has Afromontane lowland forest extending to well within the montane forest belt.

Best Time to Visit

Gorilla tracking in Bwindi is open all year round, but the best times

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  • Gorilla Tracking
  • Chimpanzee Tracking
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The forest is very significant as a home to more than half of the critically

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How to get there

There are four discrete trailheads for gorilla trekking in Bwindi.

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