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Highlights of Uganda Tour (10 Days)

Exploring the highlights of Uganda on a fully guided ten-day tour and discover the incredible destinations this magnificent country has to offer including the Bwindi Forest National Park which is home to the mountain gorillas. This guided tour with set de...

 

Primates and Predators Uganda Tour (12 Day)

The fully guided, inclusive safari package for the 12 Day Primates and Predators Uganda Tour includes Entebbe, the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, the Queen Elizabeth National Park, the Kibale National Park, Semliki and the Kidepo Valley Nationa...

 

12 Day Ugandan Odyssey Tour

Visit the magnificent country of Uganda where beautiful landscapes and breathtaking wildlife encounters make for lasting memories. During the 12 day fully inclusive, guided tour, travellers visit the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, the Queen...

 

4 Day Magical Bwindi Tour

This 4 Day fully inclusive, guided Tour in Uganda, East Africa, offers a full day Gorilla tracking experience in the Nkuringo area whilst staying at the extraordinary Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge in the southern sector of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest Natio...

  Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

6 Day Classic Rwanda & Uganda Tour

This unforgettable guided 6 Day Classic Rwanda & Uganda Tour leads guests through the fantastic landscapes of Uganda and Rwanda in search of fabulous wildlife including the gorillas. Duration: 6 Days & 5 Nights Locations: Kigali | Volcanoe...

 

Bakers Lodge

The Baker’s Lodge in Uganda is located on the South bank of the Nile River which runs through the magnificent Murchison Falls National Park. Set within a private area with direct river access, this intimate safari lodge offers exceptional wildlife e...

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  Murchison Falls

Buhoma Lodge

Buhoma Lodge Features only eight wooden cottages, all of which have been built in a traditional style, staying at this wilderness camp makes for unforgettable memories in one of Africa's most remote destinations. The lodge in Uganda offers travellers a...

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  Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National, Bwindi National Park

Chameleon Hill Lodge

The quirky Chameleon Hill Lodge in Uganda overlooks Lake Mutanda and faces the beautiful Virunga Volcanic range. A very relaxed atmosphere in a breathtaking rainforest setting, this lodge features comfortable standard accommodation and serves delicious m...

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Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge

The Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge is in Nkuringo, Southern Bwindi of Uganda, East Africa. Set high on the Nteko Ridge, above the Impenetrable Bwindi Forest which is home to the rare mountain gorillas, this luxury retreat offers travellers a great base fr...

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  Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National, Bwindi National Park, Bwindi National Park

Gorilla Valley Lodge

Situated on the southern border to the magnificent Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park in Uganda, the Gorilla Valley Lodge offers travellers an ideal access point to the famous Gorilla Trek. Beautifully set on a hill near Rushaga, close to the Rusha...

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  Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Bugambira

Legends of Uganda Tour - 8 day Gorilla Trekking

Experience gorillas in their natural habitat of the magnificent Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park and admire Africa's breathtaking wildlife in the Murchison Falls National Park of Uganda. Day 1 Arrive at Entebbe Airport. Meet and greet b...

 
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Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp

The magnificent Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp nestles in the heart of the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in the south-west region of Uganda. Set in a UNESCO World Heritage Site, this wilderness camp is one of the most atmospheric and remote in Africa. The Bw...

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  Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Bwindi National Park, Bwindi National Park

Uganda Gorilla Tracking 10 Days

Travel through some of the most amazing landscapes of Uganda for 10 days and experience the thrill of a Gorilla Trekking safari when visiting the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. 10 Days Uganda Wildest Places Tour Duration: 10 Days (9 Nig...

 

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest / Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Uganda's Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is in the southwestern region of the country.  The national park forms part of the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, located along the border to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) next to Virunga National Park, on the edge of the Albertine Rift.

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park covers an area of 331 square kilometres of pristine jungle forests and is home to lowland and montane forest.  Accessible only by foot, this forest attracts adventure travellers from all over the world in search of the rare mountain & silverback gorillas. Being a UNESCO-designated World Heritage Site, the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park consists of one of the richest ecosystems in Africa and has a high diversity of species. 

Wildlife

Habitat for more than 120 species of mammals, 220 species of butterflies, 348 species of birds,  28 species of frogs, geckos, chameleons, and many endangered species is established here.

This park is a sanctuary for many primates including the colobus monkeys, the chimpanzees as well as many birds such as hornbills and turacos.  This national park is well known for its Bwindi gorillas (about 300).  It is here where half the world's population of the critically endangered mountain gorillas live.  Four habituated mountain gorilla groups live here which are accessible to tourism.

Mountain Gorilla groups:

  • Mubare group
  • Habinyanja group
  • Rushegura group near Buhoma
  • Nkuringo group at Nkuringo.

Flora and Fauna

In regards to the floral kingdom, Bwindi counts as being one of the most diverse forests in Eastern Africa.  It is here where more than 1,000 plant species can be found.  These include more than 160 species of trees and more than 100 species of ferns.  The northern region of the national park, which is at a low altitude, is rich in species of the Guinea-Congolian flora which include two species internationally recognised as endangered.  These are the brown mahogany and the Brazzeia long pedicellate.

Mountain Gorillas in Uganda

The Bwindi National Park is home to about 340 individual mountain gorillas, who are referred to as the Bwindi population.  These gorillas make up almost half of all the mountain gorillas in the world.  The other mountain gorillas live in the nearby Virunga Mountains. 

The diet of the magnificent Bwindi gorillas is higher in fruit than that of the Virunga population.  The Silverback Gorillas and the Bwindi Gorillas are more likely to climb trees to feed on fruits and foliage.  During some months of the year, the Gorillas diet is very similar to that of the Bwindi Chimpanzees.   The gorillas found in Bwindi usually build their nests in trees, which are almost always in Alchornea Floribunda, locally called an 'Echizogwa', which is a small understory tree.  Mountain Gorillas are endangered with an approximate total population of 650 individuals.

  • Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
  • Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
  • Mountain Gorillas
  • Silverback Gorillas
  • Located along the border to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)
  • Next to the Virunga National Park / on the edge of the Albertine Rift
  • Covers an area of 331 square kilometres
  • Home to lowland and montane forest
  • Accessible only by foot
  • Mountain / Silver back gorillas trekking
  • UNESCO-designated World Heritage Site
  • One of the richest ecosystems in Africa
  • The great diversity of species.