Bwindi National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that forms part of the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest - one of the richest ecosystems in Africa, containing almost 400 plant species, approximately 320 mountain gorillas – almost half of the world’s gorilla population, 350 bird species, 120 mammals and lots of other endangered species in their natural habitat. Trafeka trained team of professionals will ensure your venture into this African wilderness is a once in a lifetime experience.

Bwindi is best known for Gorilla trekking and Gorilla habituation experiences in Uganda, and it is one of Uganda’s most remarkable destinations for visitors. Located approximately 500km from Kampala, Uganda's capital city, the park lies on the edge of the Western arm of the Great Rift Valley, covering a 321 square kilometres area along the Democratic Republic of Congo boarder in Kalungu District, South – West of Uganda. Book a Gorilla Safari with us, we'll take you to Bwindi for a special gorilla trekking and habituation experiences, featuring accommodation in a luxury safari lodge.

ACTIVITIES: Top Things to Do in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Gorilla trekking and Gorilla habituation experiences are the most sought after activities in Bwindi. However, travellers also take part in nature walks, Batwa / Bakiga – community and cultural visits, as well as hiking & trekking, mountain biking and bird watching.

Below are Trafeka's recommendations;

1. Gorrila Trekking 

Mountain gorillas are without a doubt, Bwindi’s stars of the show, where they were habituated since 1993. There are currently four sectors in Bwindi with over 19 habituated groups where 18 of them are open for gorilla tracking while the remaining one was reserved for research purposes. Bwindi is the prime destination for gorilla trekking and it is the most inexpensive destination to travellers. 

2. Gorilla Habituation

This charming experience is only available and possible in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, where visitors spend a maximum of 4 hours with a mountain gorilla family. There are presently two Gorilla groups undergoing habituation that travelers can visit and experience what others say is charming. Our trained tour specialists, ground handlers, private concierges and wildlife team will ensure this breathtaking experience is a one of a kind for you. 

3. Bird watching

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is considered Africa’s number one birding site. The birdwatcher’s heaven houses over 351 species of birds including; 23 Albertine Rift endemics such as Rusty-faced woodland Warbler, Bar-tailed Trogon, Short-tailed Warbler, Kivu Ground Thrush and White-tailed Blue Monarch among others - which are rare to see in any other part of East Africa. 

4. The Batwa experience

The Batwa were the native inhabitants of the forest who had lived there thousands of years even before the Bantu people (considered the cultivators of land) arrived. The Batwa commonly referred to as the pygmies were originally hunter-gatherers who settled in the jungles of South-western Uganda and beyond. This fascinating Batwa experience involves visitors exploring these people’s ancient way of life with our experienced local guides.

5. Community Tourism

This activity involves community walks, such as the Buhoma Village walk, where travellers have a 3-hour cultural walk through the villages observing how a rural Ugandan household lives. Community tours are conducted with a tour guide (mostly a native from the village) who is also very knowledgeable about the cultural values, customs and practices of the people. 

Accommodation: Where to stay in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park 

Are you ready to visit Uganda for gorilla trekking but wonder where to stay? Are you looking for places to stay in Bwindi? We are available 24/7 to help travellers make their travel more enjoyable with our concierge and personal assistance. Contact us! We'll book you a luxury safari lodge in Bwindi, reserve you gorilla permits and create for you a memorable gorilla trekking experience in Uganda.

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