Is it safe to visit Bwindi Impenetrable National Park? It is completely reasonable to worry about your safety when entering the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. Some people’s worries are caused by how dense the forest is, while others are caused by the fact that a portion of the forest borders the DR Congo. Half of the critically endangered mountain gorillas in the world live at Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Many visitors come to Uganda to see these amazing animals, but they stay because of the people’s friendliness and warmth. Numerous bird species, including those indigenous to the Albertine Rift, can be found in the woodland.
The dense canopy of enormous trees in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park makes some regions difficult for sunlight to reach. Below the trees, there are dense bushes that make it difficult to go through. There are certain places where trails have been made, allowing one to meander through the dense woodland. The steep slopes of the forest, which are present in the mountainous terrain, present one of the major problems. While on a gorilla hike, we suggest that you enter the forest wearing appropriate hiking footwear and carrying a walking stick because gorillas continue to move through areas without trails. And because Bwindi Forest is a tropical forest, remember to bring a raincoat when you’re on this hike.
Every day, before the guide and clients enter the forest, the park guards make a visit there. When you enter the jungle, you are accompanied by armed guards for further security in case you run into angry woodland elephants and buffaloes. Because it is easy to get lost off the track, it is advisable to heed the ranger guide’s directions and stay on it.
Unlike baboons or even humans, mountain gorillas are typically friendly creatures that pose no threat to human safety. Therefore, with a little prudence, it is safe enough to be in their proximity. For instance, because they are not accustomed to strong light, gorillas can easily be startled by camera flashes and become aggressive in defense. But before beginning a gorilla hike, visitors are informed of all the safety precautions at the park office.
The gorillas that tourists track at Bwindi Impenetrable National Park go through a habituation process where they become reasonably accustomed to people and understand that being around you does not pose a threat to them, which might otherwise prompt them to attack you in self-defense.
You shouldn’t be concerned about picking up any illnesses from the mountain gorillas. Instead, when tourists visit them, it puts the health of the gorillas in danger. As a result, those who are contagious with the illness or a cough are not permitted to embark on a gorilla walk to prevent illness in the critically endangered gorillas. Additionally, it is advisable that you maintain a safe distance of about 8 meters from them. Occasionally, a juvenile gorilla that is persistent will try to touch a visitor, but you are advised to ignore them and relax instead.
Generally, it is safe to travel to and visit Uganda’s several parks, including Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. To provide secure environments, the security organizations collaborate closely with the park rangers. Because they recognize the positive effects that tourism has on their town, the locals are participating in community policing.
Contact Achieve Global Safaris to plan an unforgettable Bwindi impenetrable national park safari tour. We offer hiking safaris up Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa, as well as opportunities to see mountain gorillas in Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park, and Kenya’s Maasai Mara National Reserve. Come see the lovely gentle giants of the Bwindi forest, as well as other unique safari experiences in Uganda and other east African nations. You won’t soon forget this adventure, especially if you book with Achieve Global Safaris.