Other people would prefer to call this park which is the home of mountain gorillas different names such as moist montane forest, tropical and lowland montane evergreen rain forest among others. Stunning mountain views, dense landscapes and an abundance of African wildlife are the top reasons why Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is one of the top adventurous place to visit in Uganda.
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is found in south western Uganda on the edge of the Rift Valley and Kabale town is the nearest main town to the park, 29 kilometres (18 mi) away by road. Its mist-covered hillsides are blanketed by one of Uganda’s oldest and most biologically diverse rainforests, which dates back over 25,000 years and contains almost 400 species of plants. The surrounding towns centres of Buhoma and Nkuringo are well known for their impressive array of luxury lodges, budget campsites, Good restaurants, craft stalls and guiding services. There are more opportunities abound to discover the cultures of the local Bakiga and Batwa Pygmy through their traditional performances, workshops and nature walks.
This is major activity that takes place within bwindi impenetrable national park. Gorilla trekking has attracted many travellers all over the world to this park for a quiet period of time and still many travels are in love with it. Gorillas in bwindi impenetrable forest national park will be basically spotted in areas of Buhoma, Ruhija, Rushaga, and Nkuringo.GorillaTracking can last from a few hours to a whole day, depending on how far the group has moved.
The park being the Uganda’s oldest forest means it harbours a variety of birds estimated at 350 species recorded, including 23 endemics (90% of all Albertine Rift endemics) such as the Short-tailed Warbler and Blue-headed Sunbird as well as seven IUCN red data listed species. The following bird species are easy to be seen within the park:- African Emerald Cuckoo, Common Bulbul, African Blue and White-tailed Blue Flycatchers and Red-headed Bluebill.
BATWA CULTURAL VISIT
The batwa (Pygmies) who hail near the park practice traditional cultures that have always won the hearts of almost if not all the travellers. Their way of living and entertainment is so interesting that one would wish to see repeatdily.The Batwa community is one of ethnic groups in south western Uganda. They take pride in demonstrating their way of hunting as well as cooking.
Mountain biking is basically practiced in Buhoma part of bwindi which is provided by Ride 4 a woman community group and offers the best guided experience.