16 Feb Experience the stunning beauty of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park may be most famous as the home of around half of the world’s mountain gorilla population. Seeing gorillas in their natural habitat is an unforgettable experience and one of the most popular activities offered by Venture Uganda.
Still, Bwindi is a place of multiple riches and so it is not surprising to learn that it has been named as one of the most beautiful places on earth. It was declared a UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site in 1994.
Situated in southwestern Uganda, the Park is covered with lush rainforest and misty hillsides, making it a haven for a diverse range of wildlife. Baboons and chimpanzees can be spotted here, as can elephants and antelopes.
Meanwhile, it is host to around 350 bird species, including a number of Albertine Rift Endemics. Mubwindi Swamp, at high altitude, is an excellent bird watching location, which offers lucky visitors an occasional glimpse of the endemic African Green Broadbill.
What else can I do at Bwindi Impenetrable National Park?
The biodiverse setting makes Bwindi an ideal place to enjoy a nature walk and go birdwatching.
For those who wish to learn more about the local community, it is possible to discover the Bakiga and Batwa Pygmy cultures through village visits, performances and workshops.
The towns of Buhoma and Nkuringo neighbouring the park have a good selection of craft stalls, hotels and lodges and restaurants.
Of course, for those who wish to get even more out of their trip to see the legendary mountain gorillas, the Venture Uganda team can arrange additional experiences such as talks and opportunities to work with local conservationists.
What animals can I see at Bwindi Impenetrable National Park?
Animals: mountain gorilla, chimpanzee, blue monkey, baboon, elephant.
Birds: Shelley’s Crimsonwing, Red-throated Alethe, Yellow-eyed Black Flycatcher,
Red-faced Woodland Warbler, Short-tailed Warbler, Mountain Masked Apalis,
Rwenzori Batis, Red-headed Malimbe, Dusky Twinspot, Cape Wagtail, Brown-backed
Scrub-Robin, Mackinnon’s Fiscal, Western Citril, Dusky Tit, Equatorial Akalat, Northern Double-collared Sunbird, White-browed Crombec and Shelley’s Greenbul.