How to get to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park Uganda
Getting to Bwindi impenetrable Park , where is Bwindi Impenetrable Park located in Uganda Africa, Location of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park Africa. While on Uganda safari, connecting to various sections of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park including; Buhoma, Ruhija, Rushaga, and Nkuringo can be arranged from the following points to enable you to carry out your Uganda gorilla trekking tour
Getting to Bwindi impenetrable Park by Road
- For wild game park Uganda Safaris, 4 x4 wheel drive is recommended due to the nature of Uganda safari roads most especially in the rainy seasons.
- Bwindi Impenetrable National Park can also be connected to through public transport means. Buses connect from Kampala to Butogota passing through Kihihi and Rukungiri towns. From Butogota, one can arrange a private vehicle to connect to Buhoma or jump on a boda-boda ( public transport motorcycle). Other Buses connect to Kabale and others to Kisoro for those connecting to the southern sector and from these towns, private means can be arranged to connect to lodge at a lesser cost. The departure and arrival times for the Buses are not certain.
You can use your local Uganda Tour Operator for your Uganda car hire and rental services or go online and do it your self but the using a Uganda safari company is the best option
Getting to Bwindi impenetrable Park by Air
Air transfer is also possible to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and the fastest means of getting to Bwindi National Park. Kihihi Airstrip and Kayonza Airstrip in the north are used to connect to the northern sector of Buhoma and even Ruhija in the east. Nyakabande Airfield in Kisoro helps to connect to the southern regions of Rushaga and Nkuringo. Charter and scheduled flights service these points from Kajjansi Airfield or Entebbe International Airport and an example of this is Aero Link.
Activities in Bwindi impenetrable national park
Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Forest Park; Gorilla tracking is done in any of the four sectors of Ruhija, Buhoma, Rushaga, and Nkuringo. Families in Ruhija include; Orozogo family, Bitukura family and Kyaguliro family. In Buhoma there is Habibanja family, Rushegura family, Mubare family and Katwe family. In Rushaga there is Nshongi family, Bweza family, Kahugye family, Busigye family, Mishaya family and Bikiyingi family. Read More
Nature walks in Bwindi Forest Park; The park has developed nature trails that can be taken by tourists and each of these can enable a tourist to have a glimpse at many of the bird species, primates, beautiful butterflies and the tree species at your disposal while in the park. These nature trails enable a tourist to indulge almost all his or her sensory organs while in the park because mother nature here keeps giving you more than what you imagined. Read More
Cultural visits in Bwindi Forest Park; These visits are aimed at creating a thrilling encounter between the tourists and the local communities in order to appreciate the culture and way of life of people living on the peripherals of this park and also develop an understanding of the challenges existing between the locals and the park. Some of the cultural encounters that can be undertaken by tourists include; the Batwa cultural experience. Read More
The Bwindi impenetrable national park has various attractions and these include mountain gorillas, other mammals like chimpanzees, monkeys and bush elephants, tree species, butterflies species, bird species, and the Batwa people.
Mountain gorillas; Mountain Gorillas in Bwindi Scientifically termed as Gorilla beringei beringei, mountain gorillas are typically gentle and amazingly shy and calm animals that have thick and long fur and this enables them to live in cooler temperature climatic zones, each gorilla can be identified basing on its nose print which is unique to each individual Read More
Best time to visit Bwindi Impenetrable National Park: June- August and December- February this is so because these months are in the dry season when all the murram roads are easily navigable in the 4 various sectors of the park. Other people prefer to visit during the wet months. Read More
Chimpanzee in Bwindi; These are close relatives of humans with a 99% matching DNA to that of humans, there are two species of chimpanzees, Common chimpanzee species and the Bonobo species, Bwindi impenetrable national park has the common chimpanzee species with an estimated population of 350 chimpanzees Read More
Black and white colobus monkeys; These monkeys have a black color with a strip of white color on the side of their body, limbs and around their face and also at their tail ending, these strips are called mantle, these monkeys live in groups of 5-15 members led by a male, their weight ranges between 4-14 kg, they have a body length of up to 75 cm or 30 inches Read More
Bird species in Bwindi; Bwindi impenetrable national park habituates about 348 bird species making it one of the biggest birding site in Uganda. The birds found here include the African green Broadbill The African green broadbill has a body length of 13.6-15.6cm and weighs between 29-32.5g. this bird has a short tail and a green broadbill. Read More
Trees species in Bwindi; Bwindi impenetrable park has many equatorial rain forest trees and these trees can grow to a height of up to 55-75 feet, they form thick canopies, many trees have broad leaves and contain hard wood. Bwindi forest has a thick under growth which makes it hard to access hence its name Bwindi which means impassable or impenetrable. Read More
Cultural Encounters; On the hinges of Bwindi impenetrable national park, are two tribes of people and these include the Bakiga and the Batwa. Bakiga people; On the peripherals of this park, are communities of bantu people called the bakiga. According to the 2014 population census, there are 2,390,446 bakiga in western Uganda which represents. Read More
The beautiful scenery; Bwindi is gifted with many hills such as Rwamunyonyi, Kahungye, Mubare, Rushura. All these are blanketed by various tree species which act as habitat for the diverse wildlife which in found in this great eco system. The hills can also act as a view point for the Virunga volcanoes in the far distance, lake Edward and George in queen Elizabeth Read More
Gorilla Trekking Safari in Uganda & Chimps 10 days; This Uganda Safari is the highlight of Uganda Safaris & Tours. It features Gorilla trekking, wildlife game drives, chimps trekking, boat cruises and beautiful scenery viewing….. Read More