Bwindi National Park


A UNESCO World Heritage Site and accessible only on foot, it is one of the oldest and richest ecosystems in Africa which dates back over 25,000 years and contains almost 400 species of plants, providing habitat for over 120 mammal species (including 11 primates), 346 species of birds (including 23 highly localised Albertine Rift endemics), 202 species of butterflies, 100 species of ferns, 27 species of frogs, chameleons, geckos and many other endangered species.

Bwindi is however most notable for about 320 Mountain Gorillas, about half the world's population of this critically endangered primate. Gazetted in 1991, the park rose to her peak after Gorilla tracking became a tourist activity in April of 1993, converting Bwindi into one of the most popular tourist destinations on earth. The ten habituated families include Mubare, Habinyanja, Rushegura near Buhoma, Bitukura, Orizogo in Ruhija area, Nkuringo group at Nkuringo, Nshogi, Mishaya and Rushaga group. The 10th group is dedicated for research

Activities in Bwindi include: Gorilla tracking, Forest walks, Cultural visits with the Batwa people and unbelievable bird watching - Uganda is the richest country for birds in Africa with over 1,000 species recorded including almost half the continent’s known species and over 10% of those recorded around the world.
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest has a tropical climate with the annual mean temperature ranging from a minimum of 7–15°C to a maximum of 20–27°C. Its annual rainfall ranges from 1,400 to 1,900 millimeters. Peak rainfall occurs from March to April and from September to November. The park's forest plays an important role in regulating the outside area's environment and climate.



Bwindi National Park
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park’s 331 sq. kms of montane Read More

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