Bwindi Impenetrable National Park ~ Gorilla Tour Booking Safaris
Bwindi impenetrable National Park strategically located on the edge of the steep ridges of the Albertine Rift Valley, South Western Uganda and was recognized as a World Heritage Site in 1994. Bwindi impenetrable National Park is a home to roughly half of the world's mountain gorillas. Gorilla trekking is the main attraction. Bwindi actually means impenetrable!

Bwindi covers around 331 square kilometers on an Altitude Range of from 1,160 to 2,607m.  The annual temperatures range 7◦C to 20◦C and with the coldest period being June and July receiving up to 2390mm of rainfall per annum. The national park holds 90 mammal species, including 11 primates, of which the black-and-white Colobus, with its flowing white tail, is the most prominent
Bwindi is the Bird watcher's destiny! With over 348 species of birds and contains 90% of all Albertine rift Endemic such as; the Kivu Ground Thrush , Wilcock's Honey-guide, White-tailed Blue Monarch ,Short-tailed Warbler, Bar-tailed Trogon, Gruel's Rush Warbler, Yellow-eyed black Fly-catcher, Rusty-faced woodland Warbler,  Dusky Crimson Wing, to mention but a few of which some cannot be found in any other  part of East Africa. A visit to Ruhija will make your dream come true.
Bwindi supports a tremendous biodiversity, including 310 species of Butterfly, 51 reptiles, 200 trees, 88 moths and an exceptional 120 types of mammals including Primates. The Latter includes Chimpanzee, red tailed and blue monkey, black and white colobus, baboon and Bwindi’s most famous resident, the Mountain gorillas

NATURE WALKS
Tourist who has 2 or 3 days in Bwindi Impenetrable Park has a chance hiking the trails. While on these trails, you hold the opportunities to see and learn about primates, many species of birds, butterflies, trees, and other organisms. Arrangements are very possible at the reception for a guide. Our guide is obligatory and yet affords you an excellent understanding of nature's system in the park.

THE MUNYANGA RIVER TRAIL
Is an adventurous short walk trail for visitors with little time to spare. Here you can see lots of bird species and primates along the forest edge forest. The Munyanga waterfall trail provides an attractive feature of the forest, epithetic ferns, orchids and Bwindi’s colorful and brightful array of butterflies. The trail takes you to 3 delightful crystal clear waterfalls typifies your impression of a tropical rain forest.

THE RUSHURRA TRAIL
With an expansive views across the western rift valley floor. To the west, Congo's Parc Nationale des Virunga

THE MUZABAJIRRO TRAIL               
This offers a breath taking views of Bwindi Forest. Western Rift Valley and the Virungas. On the way, you witness a number of pre-historic tree ferns species.

THE RUIZI RIVER TRAIL
The longest trail in the park, this will occupy you for a full day. It is highly recommended and most preferred for bird watchers.

RIVER IVI TRAIL
This follows an old road through a beautiful forest emerging near Nkuringo on the Southern edge of the forest. This is highly recommended for bird Watchers.

CULTUAL / COMMUNITY WALK
The local community operates a community/ cultural walk that visit the traditional healers, rural homestead, blacksmith, and brewers.

CULTURAL PERFORMANCE
In the evenings, participate in captivating traditional performances presented by Women's groups. Proceeds from these go directly to improve the welfare of families around the park

ACCESSING BWINDI
Bwindi lies in South Western Uganda, about 530km from Kampala. The park can be accessed by road from several
From Kampala to Kabale via Masaka and Mbarara is a stretch of 414 kms on a tarmac surface and takes you 6-7 hours. An additional 120 kms from Kabale to Buhoma, the Park Headquarters via Kanungu and Kanyantoorogo on Murram surface takes 3-4 hours.
Kampala – Ntugamo – Rukungiri – Kihihi - Buhoma. This is the quickest and most direct route from Kampala; follow the tarmac road from Rukungiri 390km followed by 82km on murram roads to Buhoma
Bwindi can also be reached from QENational Park in the north (2-3 hours), from Kabale to the south (1-2 hours), or from Kampala via Mbarara (6-8 hours). The roads meet at Butogota, 17km from the Buhoma entrance gate. A 4WD vehicle is recommended during the heavy rains
By Air: Of Recent, Aeolink Uganda operates scheduled flights to Kihihi airstrip, x2 daily flights making it much easier reaching Bwindi in only 2 hours than by road spending over 9 hours

ACCOMMODATION
A variety of choices to cater for your accommodation needs is readily available ranging from up market tented camps and lodges to budget markets. Sanctuaries Lodges and retreats operates a luxury-tented accommodation known as Gorilla Forest Camp. Volcano Bwindi camp, Buhoma Lodge, Silverback Lodge, Gorilla Resort, Lake Kitandara Bwindi camp. Mantana luxury tented camp also provides fully furnished luxury tented accommodation. Of recent new high end accommodations have opened up such as the Ruhija View Gorilla Lodge and Engagi Lodge, Trekkers Tarven Camp, Wagtail Eco Camp and Chameleon Hill-African NEW Architectural Satatement with a quality service range.
Camping in Bwindi is not recommended due to cold conditions and excessive rains

The Local community operates a Rest camp with clean, good food and very safe simple Bandas. Breakfast, lunch and dinner is available.

Bwindi Lodges Uganda, Bwindi Accommodation, where to stay


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Budget Accommodation in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park


1:-  Buhoma Community Rest Camp. ( Mid and Budget Accommodation in Buhoma )
      This is found at the edge of  Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. .They  offer 6 well-furnished and self-         contained (en suite) safari tents, 3 self-contained cottages, and 2 non-self-contained twin cottage         bandas. All of our bandas are built with local materials and are
      of African architectural design......Read More


Mid Range Accommodation in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

1:-  Lake Kitandara Tented Camp. ( Mid Range Accommodation in Buhoma )
      Having opened in 1994 Lake Kitandara Tented Camp is the best camp for mid-market visitors to        Bwindi National Park. Recently refurbished in a traditional African style, it has unique tents which      retain some original features but also have modern conveniences.......Read More



Luxury  Accommodation in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

1:- Buhoma Lodge Luxury 
     Buhoma Lodgecommands spectacular and uninterrupted views of the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest,     home to the endangered Mountain Gorilla. Situated on the edge of the National Park, we’re just a       short distance from the meeting point for gorilla tracking.....Read More

2:- Engagi Lodge 
   Engagi Lodge in Bwindi is a modern lodge in a breathtaking setting offering stunning views over        the forest canopy. The lodge is situated in a large tract of land contiguous to the Bwindi                       Impenetrable Forest National Park, and runs from the main road to the Park Headquarters down to      the Munyaga river.....Read More

3:- Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp 
    Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp is nestled deep inside Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, a UNESCO            World Heritage Site in southwest Uganda. This camp is one of the most remote and atmospheric in      Africa........Read More

4:- The Gorilla Resort
   The Gorilla Resort sits on an area over 4,000 square metres next to the main road. Usually a 4               minutes’ walk or 1 minute drive to the briefing point at the Uganda Wildlife Authority park offices    where gorilla trekking commences......Read More

5:- Mahogany Springs 
  Mahogany Springs offers privacy and serenity blended with optimal comfort in a spectacular setting.   With some of the most luxurious accommodation in East Africa the feeling that you will experience   when staying here is beyond compare........Read More

6:- Silverback Lodge
Silverback Lodge is perched on high, atop the valley overlooking Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. The view is absolutely stunning and the best place to enjoy apr├Ęs-tracking cocktails. Read More

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