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Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is one of the best national parks in Uganda in close proximity to Virunga National Park southwest of Uganda near at the edge of Albertine Rift at the Uganda- Democratic Republic of Congo border.

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
Evergreen cloud forest on the slopes of Bwindi forest in the border area between Uganda, Rwanda and DR Congo.

This impenetrable park was established in 1991 and declared a United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization in 1994 as a selected World Heritage Site on a 321 square kilometers (128 sq mi) land dominated by montane and lowland forest which can only be accessible on foot.

All You Need To Know

Legend has it that Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is over 25,000 years old on the hillsides covered by mist and harboring at least 400 species of plants, about 400 mountain Gorillas believed to be half of the world’s population of gorillas making it the most suitable park for Gorilla tracking and habituation experience.


The impenetrable montane and low-land forests is home to over 120 mammals including elephants and antelopes, primate species like gorillas, baboons, and chimpanzees.

Another estimated 350 bird species like the short-tailed warbler and blue-headed sunbird, easily seen African Emerald Cuckoo, Common Bulbul, African blue and White-tailed blue flycatchers and Red-headed Bluebill including 23 Albertine Rift endemics are available in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park for birdwatching safaris.


  • Gorilla trekking
  • Gorilla Habituation Experience
  • Birding
  • Cycling /Mountain Biking in Bwindi
  • Hiking
  • Nature Walks in Bwindi which include the Muyanga Waterfall Walk, Rushura Hill Walk, Muzubijiro Loop, The Ivi River Walk, The Buhoma-Nkuringo Trail and the Habinyanja(Railegh)Trail

Cultural Encounters

  • Buhoma Community Tours/ Mukono Development Association
  • Nkuringo Community Conservation and Development Foundation
  • Nkuringo Community Conservation and Development Foundation (NCCDF)
  • Buniga Forest Nature Walk
  • Nkuringo Cultural Centre (NCC)
  • Nyundo Community Eco-Trails
  • Conservation through Public Health (CTPH)
  • Rubuguri Village Walk (NCC)


Areas of Interest

  • Muyanga Waterfall
  • Rushura Hill
  • Muzubijiro Loop
  • The Ivi River
  • Buniga Forest
  • Nkuringo Cultural Centre (NCC)
  • Rubuguri Village

For a safari in Queen Elizabeth National Park, simply call us today on +256-779298794 or send us an email to to speak with the reservations team.



Willaim Wright

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