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Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

 

Overview:

 

Bwindi is Uganda's oldest and most biologically diverse rainforest, dating back over 25,000 years and containing nearly 400 species of plants. It is famous for inhabiting almost half of the world’s remaining population of Mountain Gorillas, around 320. This incredible national park also home to a further 120 mammal species including chimpanzees, elephants and antelopes, and around 350 bird species, including 23 Albertine Rift endemics.

 

Activities:

 

Gorilla Tracking

 

Nature Walks either to see the many bird species or to just have a hike through the jungle

 

Batwa (the local indigenous pygmy tribe) trail

 

Location:

 

Located in the southwest corner of Uganda, bordering Congo, Bwindi’s Northern Edge is just over an hours’ drive from Queen Elizabeth NP and, depending on where you are staying, around 8-10 hours’ drive from Kampala/Entebbe.

 

Accommodation:

 

Depending on your route and hence where you will be tracking from (there are four gates which you can track gorillas from) there are a numerous lodges available depending on your budget. Though the better budget options tend to be on the southern side. We feel it’s important to stay near to where you will be tracking, as the roads in this area are not the best and susceptible to being blocked by landslides, also, the last thing you want to do is have to take a long drive that early in the morning to be at your tracking gate for 7am.

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