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Top tourist activities in Bwindi impenetrable national park

Top tourist activities in Bwindi impenetrable national park

Top tourist activities in Bwindi impenetrable national park

Top tourist activities in the Bwindi impenetrable forest are also known as attractions that attract most of the tourists to visit the park.  While visiting Bwindi impenetrable forest national park, you will get a chance to enjoy one of the greatest experiences in the misty lush tropical rainforest which is home to the few remaining mountain gorillas. The rest is shared by the Mgahinga gorilla national park in Uganda, Volcanoes national park in Rwanda, and Virunga national park of DR. Congo.

Bwindi impenetrable forest national park is among the best tourist destinations in the south-western region of Uganda, it can be easily accessible from Rwanda. This forest is a beautiful tropical rainforest that one should not miss out on any gorilla safari in Africa, as it is inhabitant of the unique endangered mountain gorillas, a lot of bird species, insects, plants, and among others.

Bwindi impenetrable forest national park is a blessed park with many tourist attractions which include; the unique endangered mountain gorillas, plant species, bird species, a lot of flowers plus Batwa people just near the park and they depend on the forest for food and others. There are many activities in Bwindi impenetrable forest national park, one can do and enjoy the beautiful views of the park with amazing memories only to take back home.  These are top activities to do in Bwindi impenetrable national park that you will never forget in your lifetime as below;

Birding watching

Bwindi impenetrable forest national park is blessed with many tourist activities and bird watching is among the top best attractions in the park, with about 350 bird species being recorded. Some of the bird species in the park are migratory birds which come once in a while, others are unique and endemic. These are some of the bird species you can see on your birding safari in Bwindi impenetrable forest national park include; African green broadbill, blue-headed sunbird, red-faced woodland warbler, Black-breasted Barbet,  Chapin’s Flycatcher, short-tailed warbler, Western Green Tinkerbird, Grauer’s Rush Warbler, Kivu Ground-Thrush, Africa Green Broadbill, Handsome Francolin, Collared Apalis, Red-throated Alethe and among others. Bird lovers who are planning to visit Bwindi impenetrable forest, it is good to come with binoculars which will help you to spot more species.

Gorilla trekking

Gorilla trekking in Bwindi impenetrable forest national park is one of the best tourist activities which attracts most tourists to visit Uganda. Gorilla trekking in the Bwindi forest gives you a chance to explore the already habituated mountain gorilla families from any Bwindi sector. This park has four gorilla trekking sectors which include the Ruhiija gorilla trekking sector, Rushaga gorilla trekking sector, Nkulingo gorilla trekking sector, and Buhoma gorilla trekking sector which is mostly visited by luxury travelers, Rushaga sector.  Half of the remaining few mountain gorillas are found in those four sectors of Bwindi impenetrable forest national park. Therefore, on gorilla safari to Bwindi forest national park of Uganda, you get an opportunity to see these unique primates.

To enjoy gorilla trekking in the Bwindi forest, you must have a gorilla trekking permit to avoid any disturbance. Gorilla trekking permit is for 700USD for foreign non-residents per person per trek, 600USD for foreign residents, and 250000 for East African citizens. You’re advised to book a gorilla trekking permit like three months back to the travel date to avoid disappointments since gorilla trekking permits for Bwindi forest are in high demand. There are few permits are available whereby only 8 people are allowed to trek a gorilla group every day and after meeting them, you are given only 1 hour and interact with them as well as explore more about these unique gorillas. You can get your gorilla trekking permit from Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) or a trusted tour operator like Africa Adventure Vacations who will help you to process your permit and you need only wait to get in Bwindi forest and enjoy one of the best amazing experiences in the entire world.

Gorilla habituation experience.

 Gorilla habituation is the process of making wild gorillas welcome and appreciate human interaction. When you’re planning to visit Bwindi impenetrable forest for gorilla safari and you want to spend more time with a mountain gorilla, it is good for you to do a gorilla habituation experience and get a big chance to explore these welcoming primates with 4 full hours. While learning their behaviors, characters, lifestyle, and others. Also, need to book your permit in advance to avoid disappointments since four travelers are allowed to trek a gorilla habituated family per day. A permit for gorilla habituation experience is for 1500USD per person and per visit. Gorilla habituation experience is one of the top amazing experiences in Bwindi impenetrable forest national park with wonderful memories.

Guided Nature walks in Bwindi forest.

Nature walks safari in Bwindi impenetrable forest national park give you a big opportunity to explore more about this ancient forest, with many trees. A lot of bird species, primates such the unique endangered mountain gorillas, monkey species like vervet, red trailed and so on, baboons, bush pigs, forest elephants and among others. You will also see rivers and waterfalls during nature walks in Bwindi impenetrable forest national park.

Cultural and community walk.

Bwindi impenetrable forest national park is surrounded by communities that are Batwa community who were the first people to occupy the forest but later they were chased away and this place turned into a national park which under Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA), Buhoma community Centre. While on your gorilla safari to Bwindi Impenetrable forest national park, do not miss out on participating in cultural and community walks which are usually carried out in the evening after gorilla trekking of a day after, where you will get a big chance to interact and explore more about these communities like their lifestyle, traditional dance and many more.

Where to stay while doing top activities in Bwindi forest.

Bwindi impenetrable forest national park is completed with many accommodation facilities.  Bwindi forest is among the best destinations in Africa for mountain gorilla trekking as well as in the entire world. Therefore, spare some time and visit Bwindi forest and have a wonderful experience as you spend your night in the lodges that are comfortable and fitting to your budget in Bwindi forest. Bwindi Forest National Park has a lot of accommodation facilities that are from the budget, midrange, and luxury. Some of these lodges are; Buhoma lodge, Nkuringo Bwindi gorilla lodge, Volcanoes Bwindi Lodge, Chameleon hill lodge, and others.