Get to Know Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and the Virunga mountains on the Rwandan side are the two best places to see the endangered mountain gorilla.
Bwindi covers only 330 square kilometres, but is home to almost half the remaining wild mountain gorilla population. This Unesco World Heritage Site is a jumble of dense tropical rain forests, steep hills and cascading waterfalls. It has a magnificent diversity of fauna and flora, including a wide variety of primate species, birds and butterflies. If you're a birder keen to find the endemic birds species of the Albertine Rift, Bwindi offers you a chance to find 32 of them.
Why Bwindi Impenetrable?
- Home to trekking with mountain Gorillas
- UNESCO World Heritage Site
- Its impenetrable nature is due to the dense growth of herbs, vines and shrubs that covers the valley floors, this makes it the ideal habitat for mountain gorillas.
- It is very important that gorilla trekking permits are secured prior to arrival to avoid disappointment.