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  • Gorilla in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
  • Young gorilla
  • Fog lifting from the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
  • Seeing a baby mountain gorilla will be a highlight of your Uganda safari.
  • See one of the most endangered animals in the world on a Bwindi Impenetrable Forest safaris.
  • Eastern mountain gorilla baby in rain the forest

Offering one of the richest ecosystems in Africa, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is found in southwestern Uganda, sharing a border with the Democratic Republic of Congo, and situated on the edge of the Albertine Rift.  A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the forest spans 331 square kilometres (128 square miles) and is only accessible by foot.

In 1932, two blocks of the forest were designated as Crown Forest Reserve and by 1942, these blocks were combined and enlarged to create the Impenetrable Central Crown Forest.  By 1964, the area had been deemed an animal sanctuary to protect the endangered mountain gorillas who inhabited the forest and in 1991, along with Mgahinga Gorilla Reserve and Rwenzori Mountain Reserve it was designated as a national park and renamed Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

On  a Uganda safari, Bwindi Forest is considered impenetrable due to the immense vegetation that covers an array of cracked landscapes that include steep ridges and slippery valleys.  The park is known for is diversity of species containing over 1,000 flowering plant species, 163 types of trees and more than 100 types of ferns.  Approximately 100 mammal species can be found in the park along with almost 350 different types of birds. 

As Uganda, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo are the only countries where it is possible to view mountain gorillas, the park has become increasingly popular with visitors who wish to track these incredible animals ona Uganda safari.

 


 

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Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

  • Best of Uganda

    Head on safari to Uganda to spend your days alongside gorillas and chimpanzees in majestic national parks. Get acquainted with Ugandan rhythms in Entebbe before heading to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park to see mountain gorillas in one of their few remaining habitats and exploring the diverse bushlands, marshes, and savannahs of Queen Elizabeth National Park.
    Duration:
    8 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 4,445
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Safaris Worldwide
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  • Essential Uganda

    Explore Uganda with a unique safari experience that includes chimpanzees in Kibale Forest, game viewing in Queen Elizabeth National Park and of course, gorilla tracking in Bwindi.
    Duration:
    10 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 5,319
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Escorted Coach Touring, Safaris Worldwide
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  • Gorilla Encounter Uganda: Stay of Distinction

    Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp is the only camp located within Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. It is the perfect base for tracking as it offers luxury in the heart of the rainforest.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,876
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Stays of Distinction
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  • Gorilla Express

    Escape on a Ugandan safari to spot mountain gorillas in one of their last remaining natural habitats. Touch down in Entebbe to get acquainted with the country before heading to Bwindi National Park for encounters with mountain gorillas and Queen Elizabeth National Park to spot lions and hippos in the wild.
    Duration:
    6 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,343
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Safaris Worldwide
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  • Gorillas Galore

    Trek into a shrinking African wilderness, home to the Mountain Gorilla.
    Duration:
    6 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 5,953
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Escorted Coach Touring, Safaris Worldwide
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  • Mountain Gorilla Encounter Uganda

    African safari tours come in many forms, but few are as revealing or special as an encounter with Uganda’s Mountain Gorillas. Taken on its own or as an add-on to an African safari, it’s a life-changing experience.
    Duration:
    4-5 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,211
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Escorted Coach Touring, Safaris Worldwide
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