All you need to know about Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
The Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is famous as one of the last places where endangered mountain gorillas can be seen in their natural habitat. This primordial forest is a gem of diversity and is home to many species which are threatened...
What is Bwindi famous for?
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park has more than half of the world’s mountain gorillas.
UNESCO World Heritage Site
How big is Bwindi Impenetrable National Park?
Map of Bwindi
Gates into Bwindi
Where is Bwindi Impenetrable National Park?
How do I get to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park?
Travelling from Kampala, Uganda
fly to Kihihi Airport north of Bwindi, then drive south fly to Kisoro Airport south of Bwindi, then drive north drive straight there
Travelling from Kigali, Rwanda
Reaching the trailheads
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
Bwindi and gorilla trekking
What is a gorilla trek like?
Gorilla trekking permits are issued on a first-come, first-served basis.
Gorilla habituation experience
Gorilla trekking sectors of Bwindi
Buhoma sector in the north Nkuringo sector in the west Ruhija sector in the east Rushaga in the south
Bakiga and Batwa peoples
The Bakiga cultural experience
The Batwa cultural experience
Hiking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
The different hikes
Hikes for bird lovers
Biggest, baddest hikes
Wildlife of Bwindi Forest
forest elephants (in the eastern portion of the park) yellow-backed duikers (small antelopes) chimpanzees (though these are rarely spotted) blue monkeys l’Hoest’s monkeys (also called mountain monkeys) red-tailed monkeys vervet monkeys black-and-white colobuses
black bee-eaters black-billed turacos short-tailed warblers Grauer’s rush warblers African green broadbills handsome francolins African black ducks Cassin’s grey flycatchers
Best time to visit Bwindi
The best time of year to visit Bwindi National Park is December to February or June to September.
Where to stay in or near Bwindi