BWINDI IMPENETRABLE NATIONAL PARK:

Bwindi impenetrable national lies in south western Uganda on the edge of the rift valley. Its mist-covered hillsides are blanketed by one of Uganda’s oldest and most biologically diverse rain forest, which dates back over 25,000 years and contain almost 400 species of plants more famously, this “ impenetrable forest” also protects an estimated 600 mountain gorillas- roughly half of the world’s population including several habituated groups, which can be tracked.


This biological diverse region, also provides shelter to a further 120 mammals, including several primate species such as baboons and chimpanzee, as well as elemphants and antelopes. These are around 350 species of birds hosted in this forest, including 23 Albertine rift endemics.
The neighboring towns of Buhoma and nkuringo both have an impressive array of luxury lodges, rustic bandas, craft stalls and guiding services. Opportunities  abound to discover the local Bakiga and Batwa pygmy culture through performances, workshops and village walks.

NOTE:
-Size:321 square kilometer.
- Altitude: 1,160m – 2,607m above sea level.
-Bwindi was gazette as a national park in 1991 and declared a UNESCO Natural world heritage site in 1994.
- The mubare gorilla group was the first to become available for tourism in Uganda in April 1993. Thirteen groups are now habituated for tourism, and one for research.
-Spread over a series of steep ridges and valleys, Bwindi is a source of five major rivers which flow into lake Edward.