Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
An ancient rain forest, the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest extends over a series of steep ridges in the Virunga Volcanoes mountain range.
Declared a UNESCO world heritage site due to its ecological uniqueness and natural beauty, roughly half of the world's total gorilla population live in this park.
Gorillas can be tracked all year round, although they are easier to track in the dry season. The migratory birds visit during the wet season.
- Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to its ecological uniqueness and natural beauty, the forest is home to roughly half of the world’s total gorilla population.
- Gorilla trekking is available from 4 different areas namely: Buhoma, Ruhija, Rushaga and Nkuringo. Each of these areas has specialized accommodation close to the tracking area.
- 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.
Uganda and Rwanda are both near the Equator. As a result the climate does not change much, this makes both countries all year round destinations. Tropical with temperatures averaging about 26ºC (78ºF) during the day and about 16ºC (48ºF) during the evening.
The warmest period is December to February. The rainy season in the South is April to May and October to November with the wettest month being April. In the North the wet season is April to October and the dry season is November to March.
- Best time to travelGorillas can be tracked all year round, although they are easier to track in the dry season. The migratory birds visit during the wet season.
- WildlifeThe main attraction in Bwindi is its mountain
gorillas. Of its population of approximately 340 individuals, more than a hundred are habituated.
- LanguagesThe official language in Uganda is English. However, limited English is spoken beyond the main centres.
- Flying to Bwindi Impenetrable National ParkSeveral International flights land at Entebbe, near the capital city of Kampala. Networks of domestic light aircraft flights provide access to airstrips adjacent to all major parks. Road transfers are also available but due to poor road conditions, this may take considerably longer.
- CurrencyThe currency is the Ugandan Shilling (USh), US Dollar (USD) is widely accepted
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