Bwindi Impenetrable National Park lies in southwestern Uganda on the edge of the Rift Valley. Its mist-covered hillsides are blanketed by one of Uganda’s oldest and most biologically diverse rain forests, which dates back over 25,000 years and contains almost 400 species of plants. More famously, this “impenetrable forest” also protects an estimated 459 mountain gorillas – roughly half of the world’s population, including several habituated groups, which can be tracked.
Mountain gorilla is the top attraction in Bwindi impenetrable national park, the park became popular to the world because of Gorilla trekking! It is a habitat for more than half of the world’s remaining Mountain Gorilla population. These gentle primates are highly endangered species and the park possesses more than half the population of all mountain gorillas in the entire world. They are highly endangered because of poaching, habitat loss and diseases.
This biologically diverse region also provides shelter to a further 120 mammals, including several primate species such as baboons and chimpanzees, as well as elephants and antelopes. There are around 350 species of birds hosted in this forest, including 23 Albertine Rift endemics.
Bwindi is a home to at least 200 butterfly species including the eight Albertine rift endemics.Also a home to many reptiles.
Currently, the forest hosts 14 habituated Gorilla groups namely: Mishaya gorilla group, Kahungye gorilla group, Nshongi Gorilla group, Nkuringo Gorilla group, Mubare gorilla family, Habinyanja Gorilla Group, Rushegura Gorilla Group, Bitukura Gorilla Group, Bushingye Gorilla family, Oruzogo gorilla group, Bweza gorilla group, Kyaguriro Gorilla Family plus the two newly habituated groups namely: Rushaho and Kihingi gorilla group.
The Mubare gorilla group was the first to become available for tourism in Uganda in April 1993.
The neighboring towns of Buhoma and Nkuringo both have an impressive array of luxury lodges, rustic bandas, and budget campsites, as well as restaurants, craft stalls, and guiding services. Opportunities abound to discover the local Bakiga and Batwa Pygmy cultures through performances, workshops, and village walks.
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