Bwindi Forest National Park

Bwindi Forest National Park is located close to the border of Rwanda in the South Western Part of Uganda. Bwindi Forest Impenetrable National Park is known to have Mountain Gorillas and is an exceptional safari destination for all travelers interested in trekking and watching the majestic Mountain Gorillas in their natural forest vegetation habitat.

Getting to Bwindi Forest National Park requires you to transfer for 7 to hours from the Entebbe International Airport or Kampala City. En-route on journey, view the green terrain landscape, bird species as well as have a lunch break at the Agip Motel Mbarara.

On reaching the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, you shall be amazed about this thick jungle as you prepare to meet the rare Apes in their habitat the next Day.

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park can also be accessed by use of Flight as you catch a domestic Flight to transfer you to the Kihihi Airstrip where you meet our driver guide to drive you to the park to encounter the Mountain Gorillas. There are lots of Flight companies that can offer you comfortable travels to the Park i.e Aero Link Uganda.

Gorilla Safari Highlights to Bwindi

  • Watch the Mountain Gorillas up close in the thick green forest vegetation
  • En-route to watch the Gorillas you shall view waterfalls, bird species, forest elephants, duikers.
  • In a distance of 7 meters you shall quietly watch the Gorillas
  • With your camera that has no flash, you shall take photos of the Gorillas to keep with you.
  • You are allocated one gorilla trekking group to trek and watch led by park ranger guides

Top Things to do in Bwindi Forest National Park

Gorilla Trekking

Gorilla Trekking at Bwindi Forest National Park is the most popular safari adventure carried out. This gives you an opportunity to watch the Mountain Gorillas in their natural vegetation habitat on a primates and wildlife Tour in Uganda.

Gorilla Trekking starts with purchasing a Gorilla trekking Permit at US $800 per person then get to the park headquarters of the sector you prefer for precise briefing on conduct around the Mountain Gorillas.

You are welcomed and informed further about the Mountain Gorillas, Bwindi Forest then later he allocates you into groups of 8 per Gorilla Trekking family then later assigns you with lead rangers to transfer you into the forest to trek the Gorillas.

The lead rangers take you to the starting point where you get from to enter the forest to trek the Gorillas for 3 to 5 hours depending on reported current location in the forest then after a while following the thick vegetated trails, you shall meet the Gorillas and stay in their presence taking many photos to keep.

After the Gorilla Trekking expedition, you shall proceed to the park headquarters to obtain a Gorilla Trekking Certificate to take with you back home.

Bird Watching

Bwindi Forest National park is ideal for travelers interested in watching various bird species that inhabit the green forest habitat. The park comprises of many different vibrant bird species that are fond of flying from one place to another. The bird species you watch include; the African broadbill, Black bee-eater, Black-billed turaco, Black-faced rufous warbler, Black-faced warbler, Blue-headed sunbird, Cinnamon-chested bee-eater, Grauer’s broadbill, Handsome francolin, Many-coloured bush-shrike, Mountain masked apalis, Neumann’s warbler, Olive-breasted greenbul, Purple-breasted sunbird, Regal sunbird, Ruwenzori apalis, Shelley’s crimsonwing, Western green tinkerbird, Yellow-streaked greenbul.

Gorilla Habituation Experience

Gorilla Habituation experience in Bwindi Forest National Park is very exceptional as you get to trek and watch the Gorillas for a longer period of time.

Gorilla Habituation Experiences in Bwindi cost US $1500 per person interested and the adventure starts early in the morning at 6:30 am so as to watch the Gorillas wake up to make new nests then follow them for a period of 4 hours as they take you through their daily lives with researchers.

This Gorilla Habituation Experience takes place at the Rushaga Sector of Bwindi and gives you a chance to know the Mountain Gorillas more. On meeting the Gorillas in groups of 4 with kead ranger guides, you shall take many photos to keep. After being in the presence of the Gorillas, you shall transfer to the headquarters for your certificate.

Guided Nature Walks

Bwindi Forest National Park is exceptional to explore while on guided nature walk as you follow the various trails with park rangers informing you about Bwindi Forest National Park and the various floral and faunal species that inhabit the green forest.

The hiking and Nature walk trails give you views of the terrain vegetation, bird species and other wildlife animals in the forest. The hiking and nature walk trails include; the Kashasha River Trail, Mubwindi Swamp Trail, Bamboo Trail, Muzabajiro Loop Trail, Ivy River Trail, Habinyanja (Railegh) Trail, Rushura Hill Trail, Munyanga Waterfall Trail.

Batwa Cultural Encounter

Travelers visiting Bwindi Forest National Park can embark on Batwa Cultural Tour as they get an opportunity to engage in various cultural adventures.

You transfer with ranger guides to the Batwa communities and when you reach here, you shall engage in various activities with the Batwa as they introduce you to their local way of living and survival. Involve in Music, Dance and Drama as they sing folk songs an adventure very incredible. After the experience, buy some souvenir to take back with you home.