Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is located in South Western Uganda, on the edge of the Albertine Rift Valley, on an altitude range from 1.160 meters to 2.607 meters. This is a real Tropical Rain forest, which is spread over a series of steep ridges and valleys.
It is regarded as one of the most biologically diverse forests in Africa. In the local language “Bwindi” from “mubwindi” means “dark place”, referring to the impenetrable nature for human beings of the Swamp located in the South East of the actual Park, that is according to the people’s local legends.
There are about 11 species of Primates, including Chimpanzee, La-Honest, Red‐tailed and Blue Monkey, Black and White Colobus, Olive Baboon. Bwindi particularly is home to 360 Mountain Gorillas, approximately more than half of the total remaining world population of 700. There are 346 species of Birds recorded (Bwindi contains 90% of all Albertine Rift Endemics, difficult to see in any other place in East Africa), and 200 of Butterflies. Mammals count only 30(Buffaloes, Leopards, Elephants). There are 324-recorded species of trees.
Activities and Attractions:
The main activity is “Gorilla Tracking” to the habituated families of Mountain Gorillas. Hiking trails are open to people to view Birds, Butterflies, Primates, and Tree species along with the Munyaga Waterfall, Rushura, River Ivy, and Bamboo zone trials.
Especially recommended for Bird watchers and enthusiasts are the River Ivi and Mubwindi Swamp Nature Walks. Cultural walk to Buhoma community Village, traditional homesteads, the local healer, the banana brewing, handicrafts, and a cultural performance.
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