Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

DESCRIPTION

Situated along the Great Rift valley, Bwindi extends over a series of steep ridges, its massive rainforest almost impenetrable, its interior providing the perfect habitat for the gorilla population. Terrain varies from swamp and bamboo forest to dense thicket from the ankle up, which makes up 90% of the park.

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is home to a population of around 330 Mountain Gorillas, roughly half of the worlds' total population. Bwindi is the only forest in Africa to have Chimpanzees and Mountain Gorillas co-existing.

The park is on UNESCO's list of world heritage sites due to its ecological uniqueness and natural beauty. Bwindi is home to a number of other primate species, including black-and-white colobus monkey L'Hoest's monkey, red-tailed monkey, blue monkey, vervet monkey and baboon. In addition there are 79 mammal species including duiker, elephant, bushbuck, bush pig, giant forest hog and several small cat species.

More than 350 species of birds have been recorded, of which many are regional endemics. The forest birding ranks best in Uganda with 23 highly localised Albertine Rift endemic present.

ACCOMMODATION

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Buhoma Lodge

Buhoma Lodge has spectacular and uninterrupted views of the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, home to the rare and elusive Mountain Gorilla...

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Bwindi Safari Lodge

Bwindi Safari Lodge overlooks the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, home to gorillas, monkeys, chimpanzees and birds. Gorilla tracking in the "impenetrable" forest is an exhilarating experience...

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Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge

Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge comprises of 8 stone cottages with two of these being double-roomed family units ideal for people travelling together...

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Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp

Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp is nestled deep inside Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in southwest Uganda, home to just over half the world's last surviving mountain gorillas...

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Mahogany Springs

At Mahogany Springs it is the little touches that make the big difference, from the tiny details in the design of the lodge through to the unrivalled service levels provided by the highly trained mana...

ITINERARY IDEA

Day 1: Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Meal Basis: Bed & Breakfast

The former seat of Uganda’s government, Entebbe just a short drive from the current capital and offers plenty to keep visitors amused. Tourists can while away days on the beaches along the banks of Lake Victoria, stroll around the fields and forests of the Botanical Gardens, or pay a visit to Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary, a haven for country’s remaining chimps.

Day 2 - 4: Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Meal Basis: Full Board plus Activities

The Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is where you have the best chance of spotting a mountain gorilla family going about their business. Once you have your permit you are led across the rugged terrain and though the awe inspiring jungle to where the gorillas were seen yesterday and then you track them down. Aside from the amazing gorilla interactions there are numerous forest walks and 346 species of birds to track down, many of which are amazingly coloured.

This itinerary is a guideline, Africa & Beyond tailor every trip to your individual specifications including all accommodation, flights, transfers & activities, please contact us to discuss your ideas.

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