Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Home to about half of the world's mountain gorillas and covering part of the Rift Valley mountains in southwestern Uganda, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is an adventure haven. It is the best place for gorilla trekking safaris and nature hiking adventures in East Africa.

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Situated within the lush green expanse of rainforest enveloping the Rift Valley mountains across Uganda, Rwanda, and the DRC, the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest stands out as one of Africa's most ecologically rich forests. Contrary to its challenging name, it's delightfully secluded.

Housing approximately half of the world's remaining mountain gorillas, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park offers the best gorilla trekking experience in Uganda. 

Accompanied by skilled guides, you'll venture into the heart of this thriving ecosystem to encounter habituated gorilla families, allowing for a magical hour in the company of these majestic apes. 

With a daily success rate of around 90%, these conservation-focused treks contribute to the positive growth of the gorilla population.

However, a Bwindi safari isn't solely centered on gorillas; it features 11 other primate species and a variety of mammals, from elusive forest elephants to massive forest hogs. Bird enthusiasts will be delighted by the excellent bird watching opportunities, with 23 endemics among the 350 recorded bird species. Even the most seasoned nature lovers will be captivated by the vibrant colors displayed by Bwindi's 200 butterfly species.

As a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park is a top destination on many Ugandan safari itineraries. It seamlessly complements the country's savannah reserves like Murchison Falls and Queen Elizabeth National Park. Specialized gorilla trekking accommodations are available near the forest—share your requirements with us, and we'll ensure your Bwindi Forest gorilla trek becomes an unforgettable adventure.

Bwindi Gorilla Tours & Safaris

If you're looking for a gorilla trekking experience in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, your search ends here. Our Bwindi gorilla tours and safaris cater to various preferences, offering options ranging from brief and focused gorilla treks to comprehensive itineraries that extend to Uganda's savannah parks and iconic East African destinations like the Masai Mara and Serengeti. Additionally, many of our suggested itineraries include chimpanzee tracking in Kibale Forest, providing a comprehensive primates safari.

Explore our curated pre-packaged tours and safaris for Bwindi, or reach out to one of our Uganda safari experts for a personalized itinerary.

Activities in Bwindi

Accommodation - where to stay

From eco-lodges to tented camps, the array of accommodations in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park caters to various preferences. While the primary focus is on enhancing the gorilla trekking experience, our carefully selected Bwindi accommodations ensure a comprehensive immersion in the rainforest ambiance.

For those seeking a gorilla trek in one of Central Africa's safest, most accessible, and rewarding rainforests, our curated collection of Bwindi accommodations is bound to spark inspiration and streamline the planning of your Uganda safari.

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