Bwindi Forest National Park: (Budget Uganda Gorilla Treks 2023)

Bwindi Forest National Park: (Budget Uganda Gorilla Treks 2023) are exciting to do in Uganda. Bwindi Forest National Park: (Budget Uganda Gorilla Trek 2023) are reliable, affordable, effective, efficient to all travelers that visit Uganda on holiday Tour.

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is found in the South Western part of Uganda where the mountain forests and plain meet. It has more than 160 species of trees ,birds, ferns, butterflies as well as other endangered species like the mountain gorillas. It covers 32000 ha hence its exceptional diversity.

In 1964, the reserve/ park was founded to inhabit the Mountain Gorillas covering an area of 330.8 square kilometers with the Batwa/ pygmy people occupying the green forest vegetation around the park.

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is popularly known for viewing the Mountain Gorillas in different sectors i.e Buhoma, Nkuring, Ruhija and Rushaga. To trek the Gorillas in these sectors, you Must have a valid Gorilla trekking Permit which costs US $700 per person. 

How to get to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Bwindi Impenentrable National Park can be accessed by use of both Road and Air Transport.

By Road

When traveling by bus, car, you can access Bwindi Forest National Park a journey that takes you 7-8 hours’ drive from Kampala via Mbarara to Kabale then to the Park.

By Air

Bwindi Forest National Park can also be accessed by use of Air as you board a domestic flight from the Entebbe International Airport or the Kajjansi Airstrip to the Tarmac Airstrip in Kisoro and Savannah Grass Kayonza airstrip. While here, you are picked up by a driver to the park.

Best time to visit Bwindi Forest National Park

Bwindi Forest National Park can be visited any time around the year although the Best Time to visit the Park is during the short rain season in the months of June and August, then December through to February.

Things to Do in Bwindi Forest National Park

Gorilla Trekking

Gorilla Trekking at BwindiBwindi Forest National Park is prominently known to offer Gorilla trekking Adventures in the green forest vegetation habitat. The Trekking Process includes transferring to the park headquarters for precise short briefing on conduct around the Mountain Gorillas then later you are allocated into groups of 8 with a park ranger guide leading each cluster.

After allocation, you proceed to trek the Mountain Gorillas in their natural forest for 3-5 hours following different trails. After a while you get to meet the Mountain Gorillas then in an hour, stay in their presence following different rules and regulations, take photos with your clear camera without a flash and afterwards proceed back to headquarters for your Gorilla Trekking certificate.

Gorilla trekking Permits  in Uganda

Gorilla trekking Permits in Uganda are obtained through contacting the Uganda Wildlife Authority direct to book and reserve these on your behalf or reaching out to an authentic company to book these on your behalf before your date of arrival in Uganda.

Gorilla trekking Permits in Uganda are given individually with each valid Gorilla trekking Permit costing US $700 per person interested

Bird watching

Bwindi Forest National Park has numerous Birds that can be watched by all kinds of travelers from all over the world. The Park comprises of 347 bird species like Shelley’s Crimson-wing, African Green Broadbill and Chapin’s Flycatcher. Bird watching in the Park is done along the Buhoma Waterfall Trail, bamboo zone and Mubwindi Swamp trail in Ruhija.

Batwa Cultural Encounters

While at Bwindi Forest National Park, you can go visit the local Batwa communities and when here, you are introduced to their traditions and customs as you engage in varying activities like Music, Dance and drama. They give you an introduction to their life style as well as narrate to you their survival from the ancient Days.

Munyaga walk

This walk starts from the park offices at Buhoma, to those who have done gorilla trekking that same day and would wish to participate in this activity, they don’t pay for park fees but they are subject to other charges. The walk takes you down towards the villages of Nkwenda and kachwampale all the way down to the river dam, the chances of seeing other animals like black and white colobus monkeys are high.

Nature Walks (Nkuringo)

This walk takes you through Buhoma all the way to Nkuringo, its 3 hours walk to those who are still in perfect state but to those who are old aged can take up to 5 hours whoever is taking this walk, one will be required to have enough water to be able to cover for this walk.

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