Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.” The Ultimate Gorilla Experience”
Of Uganda’s many treasures, the most magnificent and unique are its mountain Gorillas. A Uganda safari to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park offers you chance to explore these glorious unique Gorillas and other wildlife in the Park. Bwindi National Park lies in the oldest impenetrable forest and the most biologically diverse rain forest of Uganda. The forest has over 400 species of plants, 350 bird species, 310 species of butterflies, 88 moths, 120 types of mammals including 10 primates suitable for tourists having a Uganda wildlife safari.
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park covers an area of about 321 square kilometers sited in south western Uganda. It was gazetted in 1991 and gazetted as a UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site in 1994. Travelers that visit this Bwindi find it a very interesting place for a Uganda wildlife safari tour.
Bwindi National Park is acknowledged for being a home to over 400 of the world’s critically threatened estimate of 880 Mountain Gorilla population. (November 2012). Therefore, Uganda is the foremost country in the world for hosting Gorilla trekking safari tours Uganda. Besides Bwindi, other Gorillas can be viewed in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, in the Virunga Mountains bordering Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. For a traveler to trek these Gorillas, he must make book a Gorilla permit at the Uganda Wildlife Office in advance because only 8 people are allowed to trek a given gorilla group, therefore in a day there may be a total of 30 people tracking these gorillas.
How get to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park Uganda
While on a Uganda gorilla safari , Bwindi Impenetrable National Park can be accessed by road from Kampala using the Kampala – Kabale – Kanungu – Buhoma road which is about 414km with a drive of around 7- 8 hours, or Kampala – Ntungamo – Rukungiri – Kihihi – Buhoma road has about 390km and this takes about 7 hours to get to the park. From Kabale to the south of the park one just takes 2-3 hours to get to the park. Tourists who use the road appreciate watching beautiful scenery on their way to the park like the Magical snowcapped Rwenzoris.
While driving to Bwindi National Park, a stop-off for a Uganda Wildlife tour at Queen Elizabeth National Park is simply awesome since it takes less than 3hours. Queen Elizabeth has wonderful attractions like the crater lakes, savannah grasslands, Kazinga channel, Lake George and Edward, the Ishasha plains that are famous for their tree climbing lions, Kyambura gorge with its chimpanzees. Queen Elizabeth National Park has lots of other delightful game viewing like Elephants, Hyenas, Leopards, Monkeys, Warthogs, Hippos, Crocodiles, Antelopes, Crocodiles, Bush Pigs, and Butterflies
Tourists have choice to use hired cars, personal cars, taxis and boda bodas or even walk to the park.
Bwindi can also be accessed by flight. By air, charter airlifts can be arranged at Entebbe international airport or at Kajjansi airfield. These private aircrafts land at one of the three airfields; Kihihi, Kayonza in the north and Nyakabande in Kisoro.