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Bwindi impenetrable national park, the home to the endangered mountain gorillas was declared a UNESCO world heritage site in 1994 due to its incredible biodiversity .currently Bwindi impenetrable national park harbors more than half of the world’s population of mountain gorillas making it a desirable place for gorilla trekking in Uganda. Known as impenetrable meaning “a place of darkness “due to its dense canopies.it is a collection of rainforests lying on 321square kilometers close to the borders of Rwanda and the democratic republic of Congo.

The forest is not only home to the mountain gorillas but also harbors 350 bird species 23 of which are endemic to Albertine rift valley. The park has 120 species of mammals, 220 species of butterflies, chameleons, and many more wildlife species. Mammals in the forest include elephants, duikers, squirrels, pangolin, other primates like chimpanzees and olive baboons and monkeys. There is a dense network of water streams formed by rain that flows into rivers Munyanya, ivi and many other.

For better conservation purposes, the park is divided into 4 sectors: Buhoma, Rushaga, Ruhija and Nkuringo. Trails for gorilla trekking are established in all sectors for specific gorilla families. Habitat destruction is a key threat to the endangered species.

 

Bwindi impenetrable national park offers a variety of activities that would make your stay a memorable one and these include, gorilla trekking and habituation, nature walks to see the waterfalls, birding tours, and community walks to the Batwa community(pygmies).a few kilometers from the park, you can have a beautiful view of lake bunyonyi and mutanda.

Generally, the weather in this mountainous region is on the cooler side and therefore it’s always cold especially evening and early morning. Visitors are advised to have warm clothes than light ones. The best time to visit the park would be July, August September December and February. The park can be reachable by both air and road transport means. The gorilla permit mentions the sector so that you can stay close. Scheduled flights between Bwindi and Masai Mara are also available to any other destinations of choice.

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