Bwindi Impenetrable forest is found in southwestern Uganda on the edge of the Rift Valley. It is a UNESCO designated world heritage site with one of the richest ecosystems in Africa and a diversity of animal and bird species. Its mist-covered hillsides are blanketed by one of Uganda’s oldest and most biologically diverse rainforests, which dates back over 25,000 years and contains almost 400 species of plants, 348 species of birds and 220 species of butterflies. Famously, this impenetrable forest protects an estimated 400 gorillas – roughly half of the world’s population, including several habituated groups, which can be tracked. They are 15 habituated mountain gorilla groups that are open to tourism in four different sectors of Buhoma, Ruhijja, Rushaga and the Nkuringo all under the management of Uganda Wildlife Authority.

Activities

  • Gorilla tracking
  • Batwa visiting
  • Nature walk
  • Bird watching
  • Butterfly sighting
  • Gorilla Habituation

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