Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

The Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is a bio-diverse, mountainous area in southwest Uganda. It’s home to many of the world’s remaining mountain gorillas, who feed on roots, leaves and fruits from the park’s many tree and fern species. Restricted numbers of viewing permits help protect the endangered gorilla families. In the park, rough paths weave amid dense forests, which are home to many butterflies and birds.

The Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is gazetted to conserve these Primates, the park in enclosed by the pleicestine natural forest, Bwindi impenetrable forest. The forest straddles its land marks in the southwestern uganda along the the Democratic Republic of the Congo next to the voluminous Virunga National Park that features the great Virunga Mountain Ranges. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park sits on the edge of the Albertine rift, a reowned destination that invites hundreds of tourists who love birding and wild game Safaris.

The forest occupies a vast unspoiled land covering over 321 sqaure kilometres with much to discover on the beaten path. The Bwindi forest hums with life all around visitors. You stand in an awe, twirling about, gazing up at the canopy, searching for the home dwellers, with the Hundreds of birdspecies up in the tree branches singing sweetly. With the sun trying to break lazily through the cracks, lighting up the dirt path ahead of trekkers, decorated with outgrown roots, wildflowers and fallen leaves that crunch beneath my bare feet.

The Bwindi Impenetrable National Park (BINP) is recorded to be a habitat for over 120 species of mammals, the 348 species of birds occupy the dim upper skies, 220 species of butterflies on your nature walks through the trails, it’s must to encounter with these beautifully flying creatures, 27 species of frogs, chameleons, geckos, and many endangered species.

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is inhabited by about 340 individual mountain gorillas (Bwindi population), which makes up almost half of all the mountain gorillas in the world and thus the best ideal destination for all gorilla safaris. The rest of the worldwide mountain gorilla population is in the nearby Virunga Mountains. A 2006 census of the mountain gorilla population in the park showed that its numbers had increased modestly from an estimated 300 individuals in the years of 1997 to 320 individuals in 2002 to 340 individuals in 2006. Disease and habitat loss are the greatest threat to the gorillas. Poaching is also a threat.

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is one of the iconic destination for all Mountain gorilla tracking Safaris, Golden Monkey tracking safaris, Birding Safaris. Along with mountain gorillas, species in the park include the common chimpanzee, L’Hoest’s monkey, African elephant, African green broadbill, and cream-banded swallowtail, black and white colobus, red-tailed monkeys, vervets, the giant forest hog, and small antelope species, the side-striped jackal, African golden cat, and African civet, the side-striped jackal, African golden cat, and African civet.

Gorilla tracking is the park’s main tourist attraction throughout the year, with hundreds of visitors visiting this old protected park (Managed by Uganda wildlife Authority). Tourists wishing to track gorillas must first obtain a permit. Selected gorillas families have been habituated to human presence, and the number of visitors is tightly controlled to prevent risks to the gorillas and degradation of the habitat. Most of the Uganda tour companies are able to reserve gorilla tracking permits for their Visiting travellers to Bwindi. A gorilla permit can be got at 600 USD.


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