The Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is rich in biodiversity, making it the perfect home for the prized Mountain Gorilla. Uganda is home to the half of the world’s Mountain gorilla population.
You will part with US$700, payable to Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA), in order to track the gorillas. With the cost, comes an informed guide. You might want to hire some escorts.
Trekking is no mean fete. You will manoeuvre through some rugged terrain of the jungle, some slopes too sharp, should the gorillas choose to station at hilly angles.
With that mind, you might want to plan for adequate footwear and protection gear for your camera as well as a raincoat. Bwindi is a rainforest where it rains anytime, almost every time.
To get there, you can fly. Eagle Air has daily flights. By road, you can make a booking through a tour and travel company. The park is close to the Uganda-Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) border.
It is one of the National Parks that is a UNESCO-designated World Heritage Site and is within sight of Virunga National Park, in Rwanda, another tourism destination with Mountain Gorillas.
If you care for birding, Bwindi is inviting. Its forest walls are therapeutic. They lead to scenic beautiful waterfalls, draughty Ruhija sector and positions to see the beautiful rift valley.