Bwindi Forest National Park
Bwindi Forest National Park is located in the South Western Part of Uganda offering remarkable Gorilla Trekking Tours to all kinds of people that visit Uganda to trek and watch the Mountain Gorillas in their natural forest vegetation habitat. Bwindi Forest National Park lies along the Democratic Republic of Congo border close to Virunga National Park occupying an area of 321 square kilometres (124 sq mi) with for 120 species of mammals, 348 species of birds, 220 species of butterflies, 27 species of frogs, chameleons, geckos.
There are more than 1,000 flowering plant species, including 163 species of trees and 104 species of ferns with colobus monkeys, chimpanzees, and many birds such as hornbills and turacos.
Bwindi Forest National Park is one of the top places in Uganda where you can watch the Mountain Gorillas in their natural forest vegetation habitat. The Park includes thick forest vegetation that is impenetrable hence offering a very challenging yet exciting adventure as you trek, search then watch the Mountain Gorillas in their natural habitat as they take you through their daily activities or way of life.
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There are 4 Sectors in Bwindi Forest National Park where you can trek the Mountain Gorillas and these include; Buhoma Sector, Rushaga Sector, Ruhija Sector, Nkuringo Sector. These comprise of varying Mountain Gorilla Groups that are trekked for 3-5 hours and when met, only an hour is allowed in their presence.
The Mountain Gorilla Families at Bwindi Forest National Park are Mubare Gorilla Family, Habinyanja Gorilla Family, Rushegura Gorilla Family, Bitukura Gorilla Family, Oruzogo Gorilla Family, Nkuringo Gorilla Family, Nshongi Gorilla Family, Mishaya Gorilla Family, Kahungye Gorilla Family, Bweza Gorilla Family, Busingye Gorilla Family, Kyaguriro Gorilla Family.
Gorilla Trekking Process at Bwindi Forest National Park
Gorilla Trekking process at Bwindi Forest National Park begins at the Park headquarters where you are shortly briefed on the conduct around the Mountain Gorillas then later in allocated groups of 8 with a park ranger guide, you enter the forest and trek the rare species of Mountain Gorillas for 3-5 hours.
After a while navigating through the steep valleys, raised terrains/ hills searching for the Gorillas, you get to meet them and in an hour you stay in their presence taking many photos to keep with you as memories. After trekking the majestic Mountain Gorillas, you return to the park headquarters to pick your Gorilla Trekking certificate the after go to your hotel or the Airport to board flight back home.
Best Time to visit Bwindi Forest National Park for Gorilla Trekking
Bwindi Forest National Park can be visited anytime around the year for Gorilla Trekking however the Best Time to visit the impenetrable forest for Gorilla Trekking is during the months between June and August then December through to February.
How to get to Bwindi Forest National Park
Bwindi Forest National Park can be accessed by use of both Road and Air Transport and these are chosen according to the travelers’ preference.
Bwindi Forest National Park can be accessed by use of Road as you transfer in a 4×4 wheel drive that transfers you to the South Western Part of Uganda via Mbarara Town to Kabale then after to Bwindi Forest National Park at the sector of your choice.
Bwindi Forest National Park can also be accessed by use of Air Transport where you board a domestic flight from the Entebbe International airport or the Kajjansi Airfield to the Kihihi Airstrip or the Savanna Airstrip where you are picked up by a driver guide to Bwindi Forest National Park.