PARK REVIEW / PARK AT A GLANCE
Size: 321sq. Kms
Altitude: 1,160M – 2,607m – above sea levelGazetted as a National Park in 1991 and declared a UNESCO Natural World Heritage
The Mubare gorilla group: was he first to become available for tourism in Uganda in April 1993. Currently – nine other groups are adapted for tourism and one for research
Spread over a series of steep ridges and valleys, Bwindi is the source of five major river which flows into Lake Edward
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park lies in the 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 rainforests, which dates back to over 25,000 years and is home to over 400 species of plants. This “impenetrable forest” protects an estimated 400-mountain gorillas – half the world’s population including several adapted groups which can be tracked.
This naturally diverse region also provides shelter to other 120-mammals including several primate species like baboons, and chimpanzees. Other available wildlife are Elephants and antelopes. Bwindi hosts around 350 species of birds including 23 Albertine Rift endemics
The neighboring towns of Buhoma and Nkuringo have impressive array of luxury lodges, rustic bandas and budget campsites as well as restaurants.
Chances flourish of discovering the Bakinga and Batwa Pygmy cultures through performances, workshops or village walks
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