Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Bwindi impenetrable national park, is located in the southwestern part of Uganda and the closest town near the national park is kabale. This national park is part of Bwindi impenetrable forest and is situated along the Democratic Republic of Congo border that is next the virunga national park and also in the edge of the Western rift valley.
Bwindi impenetrable national park comprises of 331 square kilometers of only pure African jungle forests and it also contains both Montane and lowland forest.
Bwindi impenetrable national park is regarded to be one of the most biological forests in the whole of Africa, largely due to its antiquity and also an attitude range of between 1160 meters and 2607 meters above sea level.
Bwindi impenetrable national park, tourism focuses on gorilla trekking at two good nice looking locations and these are, Buhoma and the recently established location at Nkuringo. More than half of the world’s mountain gorillas population are residents in Bwindi with an estimated number of about 320 individuals living in simply 15 troops .
The park, has recorded a wide range of specie diversity and due to that, the national park harbors unique wildlife species that can not be found in any national parks in Uganda and all these records show that the park harbors at least 120 mammal species but especially the big list of these mammals mainly consists of small mammals. Some of these mammals on this list includes Rodents and bats, the park also has over 11 different types of primates in its premises and these also includes the healthy chimpanzee population, the red tailed and blue monkey, black and white Colobus monkey and the olive baboon.
Bwindi impenetrable national park has also got over 350 bird species but most of these in particular and more interesting species to birders are only 23 species endemic to the Albertine rift. At least 14 species have been recorded no where else in any other national park in Uganda but only in Bwindi and some of these birds species that make Bwindi impenetrable national park unique includes African green broadbill, white-tailed blue flycatcher, brown necked parrot and frazers eagles owl, on addition to its extensive bird checklists.
The park, is also a home to over 200 butterflies that are making the premises of the national park to be colorful and some of these that are in charge of doing this includes eight Albertine rift endemics. All that and more of it have turned this place to be delighted because of its pure nature .
The park is also well known for the activity of gorilla trekking and this park has got 12 gorilla groups that are available daily for tourists.
Due to the nature in this place and the area being big in size, also nature walks are carried out. Bwindi impenetrable national park is widely thought to support the greatest diversity of any East African forest and also the Buhoma area has more to offer and during these five different trails offer you the opportunity to enjoy the humidity of the forest accompanied by several different monkey species. Over 190 bird species have been recorded in the Buhoma area, it’s an ideal short walk for visitors with little time and here you can see birds and primates of the forest edge. The trails include the water trail, loop trail, Rushuga trail, Ivo river trail and many more.
The national park, has also got one of the most comfortable accommodations and these includes both up market and budget accommodations. Some of the lodges that are found in the premises of Bwindi impenetrable national park include; Gorilla forest camp, which is a modern tented camp with flashing toilets and solar power. This is followed by volcanoes Bwindi camp and also Mantana camp which is classic site tented camp that adjoins a small patch of the forest rustling with bird life it has also got self contained tents and all have solar lightings with an eco friendly toilet and a private veranda.