Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is Uganda’s oldest and one of the biggest forests which lie in the southwest corner of Uganda on the Rift valley edge. The forest impresses with a truly theatrical landscape with the entire region full of volcanoes, mountain ranges, waterfalls, jagged valleys and lakes. Bwindi is unique as it is home to one of the rarest animal species that is the Mountain Gorillas.
In the whole world, these animals are only found in Africa, in 3 countries and Bwindi has almost half the population in the whole world. On the other hand, the forest is home to another type of primates, different bird species, and a wide variety of tree species, among others. This offers the more intimate adventurous type of safari whenever you visit the National Park. There are also opportunities to meet the people who make up this welcoming place.
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest Wildlife
Bwindi is a UNESCO World Heritage site and is an awe-inspiring area with over 200 species of butterflies and 350 species of. It is however elusive that Mountain Gorillas are the main attraction of the park where almost a half of the world’s population plan to visit this place every year. There is an estimate of 300 mountain gorillas living in this forest and up to 200 of these gorillas are habituated.
There are many other primates in the park including black and white colobus, red colobus and blue monkeys, grey-cheeked mangabey and L’Hoest’s monkeys, e.t.c These are classified as near threatened and can only see in the Albertine Rift Valley. The Bwindi Forest provides a furthermore shelter for more mammals like the forest elephants, antelopes, among others.