Things to do in Bwindi forest National Park

Bwindi forest

Bwindi forest is known for being home of the amazing mountain gorillas which usually casts a shadow on the other magnificent attractions in this impenetrable forest and the activities surrounding it . Bwindi being the biggest habitant of the endangered mountain gorilla is a protected and habituated area , with limited access to it so as to prevent the encroachment to it , with that in mind , this keeps Bwindi impenetrable forest natural and flourishingly vibrant .

Bwindi forest is endowed in the best way possible , making it a mystery and a fascination to those who decide to venture into it to experience the magnitude of its charm and diversity . Apart from the Gorilla experience , one can experience Bwindi in a whole new light with the diversified activities that work hand in hand with the community and conservation in order to protect the gorilla habitat and promote community sustainability . The different tourist activities around and within Bwindi are ;

Hike to the Rushaga water fall

The hike to this astonishing water fall is more of walk with a few climbing , during this hike , it is educative when you get to see the amazing very tall mahogany trees which are over a hundred years old , the different plants and forest monkeys , the tantalizing forest sounds which are both strange and sensational at the same time , the dark well hidden caves which lead to the telling of the stories about the indigenous Batwa people . Finally , you will hear the sound of the water falls , these surprisingly beautiful waterfalls are hidden away in a gorgeous very tall and big cave of rocks , this spectacular view and its coolness as the water falls from the high rocks is worth the hike and will most definitely take your breath away , it is a gem hidden in the depth of the impenetrable forest .

Community women dances and crafts

The community is one important part of the Bwindi forest and in order to prevent the community from exploiting the forest , activities are created to help the community in earning an income for their social and economic sustainability ; these activities include ;

Crafts and weaving ( for sale to Tourists )

The making of crafts and weaving helps produce products for sale to the tourists which help the local community earn a living especially the women , also , when tourists visit the local community , they get a chance to interact with the women who usually teach them who to weave , grind sorghum and tell them stories about their ways of living which is always eye opening , solely interactive and fun .

Local dances in Bwindi forest

The community women have a community group which organizes dances and entertainment for guests and the guests are free to join , the dance are usually delightful , energetic and is viewed as a way of bonding appreciation amongst people .

Finally , Bwindi forest is hub of many different activities , because of its natural diversity and uniqueness which makes it a prime destination in Uganda .