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Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is home to over 370 gorillas, accommodating almost a half of the world’s population of mountain gorillas. A tour to this park enables you get up close and personal with the rare species. This safari will give you an opportunity to see these rare and threatened gorillas.

The park covers about 200 square miles of extremely dense rainforest and was proclaimed a world Heritage site. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park was gazetted in 1942 as a forest reserve (Bwindi Gorilla Forest Reserve) and upgraded to the status of being a national park in 1992.

Bwindi Gorilla Parks rests on 327km2 of tangled vegetation draped over a deeply fissured landscape of steep, slippery valleys and high, draughty ridges. It is well worth the effort to trek through Bwindi, one of Africa’s most ancient rainforests, in search of the endangered Mountain Gorillas. Gorilla tracking is ranked among the world’s top wildlife adventures.

Bwindi Forest is characterized by thick tropical rainforest, often shrouded in mist, and is regarded as one of the most biologically diverse forests of Africa. It is a true rainforest with 1,500mm of rainfall per annum at an annual average temperature range of 7oC-20oC with the coldest period being June and July therefore requiring warm clothing plus wet weather gear since Bwindi receives up to 2390mm of rain per year.

Heavy rains are usually in September-November. Short rains are in March to May and instead of short tropical deluges, rain in Bwindi often falls as long hours of soft drizzle


Mountain Gorillas

Bwindi accommodates the largest populations of gorillas still left in the world

Bird life

Bwindi offers some of the finest montane forest bird watching in Africa, and is a great destination for any birder visiting Uganda. There are an estimated 350 bird species with 23 endemic to the Albertine Rift and 14 recorded nowhere else in Uganda. Globally threatened species such as African Green Broadbill and Shelley’s Crimsonwing are also found here. Other birds include the Handsome Francolin; Black-billed Turaco; African Broadbill; Black and Cinnamon-chested Bee-eaters and many more


Gorilla tracking

This is the most captivating and an unforgettable experience which is worth the effort put in when you get to meet the gorillas and stare deep into their eyes. Gorilla tracking can be challenging and you need to be reasonably fit.
Gorillas live in families but categorized as groups that are open for tourists to track. The different live in different areas.

  • In Buhoma area there are four Gorilla Groups: Mubare Group, Habinyanja Group, Rushegura Group and
  • In Ruhija area there are two groups: Bitukura Group and the Oruzogo Group
  • In Rushaga area their five groups: Nshongi Group, Mishaya Gorilla Group, Kahungye ,Busingye and Bweza Gorilla Groups.
  • In Nkuringo area there is the Nkuringo Group
  • Other captivating activities in Bwindi include:

  • Bird watching
  • Cultural community walks like the Batwa community Experience
  • Guides nature walks



For tourism purposes a straight route is always considered the most accessible Kampala- Ntungamo-Rukungiri-Kihihi-Buhoma. This is the quickest and the most direct route from Kampala, following a tarmac road to Rukungiri (390km) followed by 82km on murram roads to Buhoma park headquarters

Alternatively the other access roads are by through Kampala-Kabale-Ruhija-Buhoma. The Kabale-Ruhija-Buhoma section on this route is 95km on the murram road and takes 3-4hrs. Always 4WD safari vehicles are recommended for use.


Tourists intending to visit Bwindi by air can Charter or use scheduled flights from Entebbe Air port to Kihihi airstrip and thereafter ground transfers can be arranged to choice of accommodation.


Any time, throughout the year


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