Bwindi National park is located on the South-Western parts of the Republic of Uganda and on the edge of the Albertine Rift Valley. The name “Bwindi” is derived from the word “Mubwindi” which means a place of total darkness.
The Bwindi impenetrable forest is one of biologically diverse places on Earth where about 600 endangered mountain Gorillas live in this jungle. The forests has been made a UNESCO World Heritage Site from its biological and ecological importance and conservation of the endemic afromontane fauna to the Western Rift Valley.
As a result from its different altitude elevations, Bwindi forests has high populations of indigenous trees, African bamboo forests, over 120 species of large and small mammals, reptiles, more than 300 bird species and butterflies.
What to Do
Gorilla tracking is the main activity carried out in this jungle among bird and other primates watching. Seeing and tracking these creatures is a once in a lifetime experience, please follow the strict rules in place by the Uganda Wildlife Authority to minimize any risks.
When to Go
The jungle is visited all year around although during rainy seasons from March to June and from November to December the hike to Gorilla families can be challenging.
Where to Stay
Acommodations are in several Luxury, Budget Lodges and tented camps run and managed by local communities.
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