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BWINDI IMPENETRABLE FOREST NATIONAL PARK GORILLA TREKKING

BWINDI IMPENETRABLE NATIONAL PARK GORILLA TREKKING. Only our National Parks Safari gives you a completely representative impression of Uganda's nature

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park Gorilla Trekking

Bordering Virunga National Park across the border with Democratic Republic of the Congo, is the UNESCO-World Heritage Site renowned for Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. Situated on the Albertine Rift in the Western Rift Valley of southwestern Uganda, the 33.100 ha  national park is part of the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, containing both montane and lowland forest and is accessible only on foot, while it is only accessible on foot.

 

The highest parts are the Kigezi Highlands, vary rugged mountains, with narrow valleys and steep slopes. The elevations in the park vary from 1,190m in the norht to 2,607m in the mountains in the south, while 60% of the park is above 2,000m, with Mount Rwamunyonyi, the highest peak.

 

Why consider booking our Uganda National Parks Safari? Because for a very competitive price, you focus on the real national parks of Uganda without losing valuable vacation time in less interesting non-protected locations in the countryside. Our tour takes you into 6 parks and reserves, accompanied by a naturalist guide. Composed by our world-renowned national parks expert, Dr. Daan Vreugdenhil, this is the best safari on the market. Destinations Overview: UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to the Mountain Gorilla Bwindi Impenetrable National Park  Kibale National Park, Mburo National Park Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda's most famous park Queen Elisabeth National Park, Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, Kampala.

 

Species

Due to its variety in elevations, as well as its higher rainfall, the park is extremely rich in wildlife and includes endangered and endemic species; our lists include about 120 species of mammals, 350 species of birds, 220 species of butterflies, 27 species of frogs, chameleons, geckos, etc.  many endangered species call Bwindi Impenetrable National Park home.

 

With 1,000+ species of flowering plants 165 species of trees and 104 species of ferns, Bwindi is amongst the most biodiverse forests in East Africa. While the northern lowlands of Uganda are more savannah like, the montane Albertine Rift is distinguished by its abundance of endemic species.

 

The park is most famous for its 340 Mountain Gorillas, half the world's population, which can be observed under the guidance and supervision of park rangers, after obtaining a $600 per person gorilla tracking fee. The other half lives across the Border in Virunga National Park, obviously,Gorilla trekking, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park is the safer place. The most common threats to the Gorillas are disease, habitat loss and occasionally poaching.

 

There also is an interesting Chimpanzee population, as well as several Elephant herds.

 

BWINDI IMPENETRABLE NATIONAL PARK: Mountain Gorilla resting.BWINDI IMPENETRABLE NATIONAL PARK: Mountain Gorilla in a tree.

Mountain gorilla resting. 

Mountain Gorilla in a tree.

 

BWINDI IMPENETRABLE NATIONAL PARK: Mountain Gorilla silverback male.BWINDI IMPENETRABLE NATIONAL PARK: Mountain gorillas in the camp.

Mountain Gorilla silverback male.

Mountain Gorillas in the camp.     

 

BWINDI IMPENETRABLE NATIONAL PARK: Chimpanzee with baby.BWINDI IMPENETRABLE NATIONAL PARK: chimpanzee disturbed

Chimpanzee with baby. 

Chimpanzee disturbed

 

BWINDI IMPENETRABLE NATIONAL PARK: Elephant cow.BWINDI IMPENETRABLE NATIONAL PARK: elephant herd.

Elephant cow.

 

Elephant herd.

 

BWINDI IMPENETRABLE NATIONAL PARK: Three-horned Chameleon.Fern in the Tree Erica Forest in BWINDI IMPENETRABLE NATIONAL PARK.

Three-horned Chameleon.

Incredible plant diversity; fern in the jungle.

There is no doubt that Gorillas trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, will be one of the highlights of your life, but don't only have your eyes out for these kind giants, as this park has so many other species you will not find anywhere else.

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