Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

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BWINDI GORILLA TREKKING

FACE TO FACE WITH MOUNTAIN GORILLAS

With your chances of seeing gorillas at 90%, Bwindi gorilla trekking is what Uganda is renowned for. Few wildlife experiences can match the undiluted thrill of sitting with a gorilla family as they forage and interact with each other. Set deep in the rainforest, it’s a charmingly gentle scene – the gorillas are habituated to our presence – but they remain watchful, perhaps as curious of us as we are of them.

Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park is part of the great rainforest that blankets equatorial Africa and it provides sanctuary to half of the world’s thousand or so remaining mountain gorillas. It is also one of the most biologically diverse forests in Africa and gorilla trekking is just part of the Bwindi experience. This is a destination where you can search for other rare primates such as the golden monkey and enjoy sightings of endemic birds as well as clouds of dazzling butterflies. There are local communities to meet and hiking trails to explore plus opportunities to go mountain biking or on a boat cruise.

Bwindi gorilla trekking takes place from specialist lodges set in the park itself or scattered around its edges. There is a good range of accommodation available – complete with honeymoon suites as well as larger family units – and you’ll find something to suit all budgets from budget-friendly camps to top-of-the-range lodges with butler service and a complimentary massage.

Accessible by road or air from Uganda’s international entry point of Entebbe, Bwindi Forest is usually part of a larger itinerary within Uganda or destinations further afield. Keep it local and you can add Uganda’s heavyweight safari destinations like Queen Elizabeth National Park and Murchison Falls to the experience as well as one of Africa’s best chimpanzee trekking destinations – Kibale Forest. Go further afield for the Serengeti, Masai Mara, Kruger Park or Zanzibar – each a tried-and-tested combination with Bwindi.

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Bwindi Forest is home to Uganda’s best gorilla trekking & it combines with big game safaris & chimpanzee trekking too. GET IN TOUCH NOW

TOP EXPERIENCES

1. GO GORILLA TREKKING

Enjoy an unforgettable hour with these gentle giants as they go about their daily life in the rainforest; it’s one of the world’s most unique wildlife experiences & your gorilla trek contributes to their continued survival.

2. LOOK FOR OTHER PRIMATES

Walk Bwindi’s jungle trails with a sharp-eyed local guide & you’ll see other primates such as black- and-white colobus & red-tailed monkeys – perhaps even the rare golden monkey, at home in Bwindi’s thick bamboo forests.

3. VISIT THE COMMUNITY

Join your guide on an informative tour to a Bwindi community to meet with local Ugandans & learn about & perhaps contribute to a grassroots economic project or conservation programme.

4. HIKE & BIKE

Several Bwindi lodges have hiking & mountain bike trails for you to explore with a guide – a great way to feel the pulse of the local environment as well as your own!

5. GO BIRDWATCHING

Bwindi’s bird list of around 350 species includes many regional endemics which makes it a very rewarding bird watching destination, especially if combined with Queen Elizabeth or Murchison Falls National Parks.

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