A magnificent verdant swathe across the steep ridges of the Albertan rift valley, this ancient rainforest – one of the few in Africa to have flourished throughout the last ice age – is home to roughly half of the world’s mountain gorillas. Looking deep into the expressive brown eyes of these gentle giants is surely the most exciting and poignant wildlife encounter that Africa has to offer. The national park has 90 mammal species including 11 primates, of which the black and white colobus, with its lovely flowing white tail, is the most outstanding.
What To Do
Gorilla tracking is the main activity in Bwindi National Park. The permits must be pre-booked at the Uganda wildlife authority office in Kampala. Other guided forest walks are available and one popular trail leads to a pretty waterfall while others focus on bird and monkey-watching.
How to get there
Bwindi is located in the South West of Uganda close to the large town of Kabale which is a two-hour drive from Rukararwe. It can also be reached from Queen Elizabeth National Park which is just a one hour drive to the South. Needless to say, you can book a trip to the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park with our friendly team.
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