Gorilla Trekking Tours in Bwindi Forest Uganda
Gorilla trekking tours in Uganda are only done in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and Mgahinga Gorilla National Parks. Gorilla trekking is the main attraction among all the activities in these two National Parks when it comes to tours and safaris. Enjoy in these National Parks for your Gorilla Trekking, Photography and Filming of the Mountain Gorillas in the mist, Gorilla Habituation Experience, Bird Watching Experience, Nature Walks like the Nkuringo Walking Trails starting from Nkuringo in the south towards up to Buhoma in the north, Butterflies and other Reptiles in the Park, as well as Cultural Tourism.
Bwindi National Park is famously known for the Mountain Gorilla safaris and it has got 4 different sectors and each has specific Gorilla families. These sectors include the Buhoma the northern, Ruhija the eastern, Rushaga and Nkuringo both in the southern. Mgahinga Gorilla National Park has got one sector and one Gorilla family. If you are interested in a Gorilla trekking tour/safari contact Great Adventures Uganda for any information about Bwindi Gorilla trekking in Uganda.
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is a tropical rain forest with an annual mean temperature range of a minimum of 7–15°C to a maximum of 20–27°C. Its annual rainfall ranges from 1,400 to 1,900 millimeters. The heavy rains climax from March to April and from September to November.
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest one of the World Heritage Sites is very popular to the world because of Gorilla tracking. It is a habitat for more than half of the world’s remaining Mountain Gorilla population. These gentle primates are highly endangered species and the forest possesses more than 400 individuals of the plausible 800 plus Mountain Gorillas in the entire world. They are highly endangered because of poaching, habitat loss and diseases. This National Park generates one of the highest revenues to Uganda Wildlife Authority amongst all the other safari parks in Uganda.
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park is located in the southwestern part of the country on the edge of the rift valley. Commonly referred to as the impenetrable forest, Bwindi is bordered by the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on the western side, Kabale town to the southeast is the nearest main town to the National Park with 29 kilometers away by road. It covers an area of 331 square kilometers and is located in the highest parts of Kigezi highlands with an altitude of 1,190 to 2,607 meters above sea level and 60% of this magical National Park has an elevation of over 2,000 meters above sea level. The highest elevation of this National Park is at Rwamunyonyi hill at the eastern edge and the lowest part of the park is at its most northern tip.
Bwindi Forest National Park is approximately an 9-10 hours drive from Entebbe/Kampala by road and just 1 hour away by chartered flights. Usually the first and last days of Uganda Gorilla Tours and Safaris are reserved solely for traveling and a few other minor activities along the way. The journey is quite long especially when you are traveling by road but definitely worth it as you get to see the country side with its scenery. There is just a lot behind this destination appearing among the most visited Uganda safari parks and am sure you will see it when you travel.