Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
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Nestled in the misty hills of southwestern Uganda, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is a verdant sanctuary renowned for its mountain gorilla population. The park, covering an area of 331 square kilometers, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the last strongholds for these endangered primates. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park's name gives you an idea of the dense, almost mystical, jungle environment, filled with a chorus of bird calls, rustling leaves, and the occasional thud of gorilla footsteps.

One of the ultimate wildlife experiences to be had here is gorilla trekking. The park is home to nearly half of the world's remaining mountain gorillas, offering a rare and deeply emotional opportunity to observe these gentle giants in their natural habitat. Trekking can be physically demanding due to the steep, often muddy terrain, but the reward of coming face-to-face with a gorilla family is an indescribable, once-in-a-lifetime experience.

While the gorillas are the star attraction, Bwindi is also incredibly biodiverse, hosting 120 mammal species, including forest elephants and various species of primates like baboons and chimpanzees. It's a haven for birdwatchers, too, with 350 species of birds recorded, including 23 that are endemic to the Albertine Rift.

The park's dense foliage is also home to a myriad of butterflies; in fact, Bwindi boasts 220 species, some of which are endemic to the park. The richness in plant life is no less impressive, with more than 1,000 flowering plant species, including many types of ferns and trees like the brown mahogany and African greenheart.

Bwindi is not just about wildlife; it also offers an opportunity to engage with local communities. Several indigenous groups, including the Batwa pygmies, offer cultural experiences that range from traditional dances to guided forest walks, where they share their intimate knowledge of the forest that was once their home.

In summary, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is not just a wildlife destination but a profound journey into one of the planet's most ancient habitats. Whether you're locking eyes with a mountain gorilla, spotting a rare bird, or learning about indigenous forest lore, a trip to Bwindi offers a rich tapestry of experiences that stir both the heart and soul. It's a place that brings you closer to the essence of the wild and leaves you with a sense of awe and respect for the natural world.

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Geeky Facts about Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

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There are about 350 bird species, and 23 are endemic to the Albertine Rift.

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The park protects a population of 300 mountain gorillas.

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There are 400 plant species.

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Uganda - Gorillas in the Mist

Uganda - Gorillas in the Mist

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14 days from

£8,569 / person

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Gorillas & Game Parks

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£3,236 / person

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Remarkable Rwanda & Gorillas of Uganda

Remarkable Rwanda & Gorillas of Uganda

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Uganda Overland: Gorillas & Chimps

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Nairobi To Kigali (13 Days) Gorillas & Gameparks

Nairobi To Kigali (13 Days) Gorillas & Gameparks

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£975 / person

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15 Days Uganda Rwanda Safari Guided Motorcycle Tour

15 Days Uganda Rwanda Safari Guided Motorcycle Tour

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£2,878 / person

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Beaches, Game Parks & Gorillas

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27 days from

£5,464 / person

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14-Day Explore Uganda Wildlife Safari and Apes Uganda

14-Day Explore Uganda Wildlife Safari and Apes Uganda

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£3,740 / person

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East Africa Overland: Serengeti & Safari Drives

East Africa Overland: Serengeti & Safari Drives

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£4,529 / person

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15-Day Uganda & Rwanda Gorilla Safari

15-Day Uganda & Rwanda Gorilla Safari

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£2,938 / person

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5-Days Mountain Gorillas & Chimpanzees Tracking Adventure - Budget Safari

5-Days Mountain Gorillas & Chimpanzees Tracking Adventure - Budget Safari

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£1,381 / person

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Gorillas & Hiking Uganda's Rwenzori Mountains

Gorillas & Hiking Uganda's Rwenzori Mountains

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12 days from

£3,780 / person

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