Bwindi Impenetrable forest national park is one of the most visited national parks that is found in southwestern Uganda and the park is known as the home for the endangered mountain gorillas.
In the whole world, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National park is known as the destination with more than half of the endangered mountain gorillas. Mountain gorillas are the major attractions that most of the visitors come to Uganda to visit this wonderful country Uganda. Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park is found in southwestern Uganda and it was established as a national park to conserve the endangered mountain gorillas which were almost going extinct.
Other than the engendered mountain gorillas, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National park also harbors another primate that includes the L’hoest monkeys, the black and white colobus monkeys, and other animals species that include the golden cats, elephants, bush pigs, and other bird species such as the Rwenzori Batis and the handsome francolin among others species of the animals that are found within the National park.
Moving to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National park will require the visitors to drive to the southwestern part of Uganda and visitors can access the park either through road transport or air transport. By road transport, visitors can use several means of getting to the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. you can use the public transport to access the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National park or you opt to self-drive through the Kampala capital city, Masaka city and then Mbarara city where you can stop and have lunch and after you continue to Ntugamo, Kabale and it is from Kabale that you will enter the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National park in any of the sectors where you would like to go and enjoy the facilities. It is quite far from Kampala to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park and visitors will need to move for about 9 hours’ drive to reach Bwindi Impenetrable Forests National park.
Visitors can also link to Bwindi Impenetrable Forests National park through Queen Elizabeth national park which is one of the most visited lakes found in southwestern Uganda. Visitors to Queen Elizabeth national park will have to drive to Ishasha sector where you will get a chance to see the climbing lions that are found climbing the trees and then continue to move Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National park to get to the park headquarters and from Queen Elizabeth National Park, visitors will have to drive for about 4 hours to access the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. By use of public transport, you will be able to board the bus in one of the Kampala bus terminals through Mbarara Kabale and after here you will have to hire a special hire or the Boda Boda to take you to the park headquarters. There is also the bus that operated from Kampala up to Rukungiri and then from here you link up to the Nkuringo park headquarters for the Gorilla trekking safari in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National park.
Getting to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park through the use of the Air transport
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park can be accessed through the domestic airlines which operate in Uganda and these include the Aerolink Uganda limited that conducts the scheduled flights and the daily chartered flights from the Kajjansi or Entebbe international airport and then fly to Kihihi or Kisoro airstrip.
The flights leave from Entebbe air terminal at 7:00 am, 10:15 am, and 12:00 pm and show up at Kihihi airstrip at 8:45 am, 11:25 am, and 2:40 pm separately. Guests leaving from the Kihihi airstrip will set off at 9:45 am, 11:40 am, and 2:45 pm and show up at Entebbe air terminal at 11:25 am, 1:30 pm, and 16:15 separately. Upon landing in the air terminal you will interface with the recreation area base camp by street in a safari vehicle. Visitors from Rwanda in fact can easily get to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park by flying to Kigali international Airport and the drive to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National park through the Katuna border or through using the Cyanika border and here you can trek the gorillas of Rushaga or Nkuringo sector. We can say the air transport is the safest and the easiest way of getting to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National park and it is perfect for visitors who don’t like traveling long distances.
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park is known as the destination for gorilla trekking and as I earlier said it herb pours more than half of the remaining gorillas. Gorilla trekking presents the best chance for the visitors to go and enjoy the gorilla trekking.
The gorilla trekking safari is done on the gorilla families that are fully habituated and more than 17 gorilla families are habituated which means that they are available for gorilla trekking. Other than the gorilla trekking, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park also offers a variety of activities, such as bird viewing, as it is home to over 350 bird species, including 23 endemics to the Albertine Rift and 14 species not found anywhere else in Uganda. Blue-headed Sunbird, Neumann’s songbird, Handsome francolin, African wood owl, dark honey bee-eater, Rwenzori batis, western green handyman bird, Kivu ground thrush are among the bird species found in the park.
Batwa cultural trail and the nature walk safaris are some of the other activities that can be done in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park and therefore other than the gorilla trekking, there are other several and interesting safari activities that you can engage in while in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. Just come and book with us as we take you to the jungle for the gorilla trekking safaris.