Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park is located in the south west part of Uganda, bordering along Democratic Republic of Congo which is next to the border of Virunga National Park at the edge of the Albertine Rift. The park is composed of 340 square Kilometers of lowland forest and Montane and it’s a world heritage site which can only be accessed on foot. The park is a habitat to 120 species of mammals, 340 species of birds, 230 species of butterflies, 30 species of frogs, geckos, chameleons and many more species.

The park is a diverse forest in East Africa inhabiting more than 1000 plant species such as 170 species of trees and 105 species of ferns.

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National park is a primate habitat with a number of chimpanzees, colobus monkeys, bird species, turaco, hornbills and many more.

The park is a habitat for over 480 mountain Gorillas in the world of endangered mountain Gorillas. There are 14 habituated mountain Gorilla families that are open for tourism in four gorilla trekking sectors including Rushaga, Ruhijah ,Buhoma and Nkuringo which is under the management of Uganda Wildlife Authority.

The park has a combined reserve of 208 kilometers. However in 1964, the reserve was combined as a sanctuary and this was to provide protection for the mountain Gorillas.

Bwindi impenetrable Forest National park covers upto 330 square kilometers and Mountain Gorillas are the most range of species in the park.

The Batwa pygmy, were the first people who lived in the forest however currently they no longer stay in the forest as they were evicted from the forest.

Gorilla trekking is the main activity in the park and it started in 1993. This became a tourist destination. Bwindi Forest Impenetrable National park is at the edge of the western Rift valley in the highlands.

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park is a rainforest and it keeps raining throughout the year round. The park is located in the south western part of Uganda.

It inhabits 430 mountain gorillas which is half of the world’s populations in the world. Apart from the Virunga Mountain Gorillas, Bwindi Impenetrable national park is believed to be holding a subspecies of mountain Gorillas.

Mountain Gorillas during 2006 census they a population of 300 mountain Gorillas apparently their 430. They face habitat loss, poaching and diseases as the great threat. Bwindi Impenetrable National park, has a lot of fruits than the Virunga ranges, that’s why the silverbacks in the park are able to climb trees to feed on foliage ,epiphytes, fruits and actually the diet is the same as of Bwindi Chimpanzees. The Bwindi Mountain Gorillas move further per day than Virunga Gorillas.

Mountain Gorillas are endangered species, with estimation of 980 individuals in the world.

Bwindi Impenetrable National park main activity is Gorilla trekking, birding, nature walk, primate walk, see the butterflies, tree species ,mammals, beautiful sceneries, Batwa trails  and many more.

The park is, located southwest part of Uganda it takes 9 hours from Kampala the capital city of Uganda.

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