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Bwindi Impenetrable Forest Safaris, Vacations & Wildlife Experiences


  • 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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Learn about the history and culture of Uganda, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about Uganda's nature and wildlife, weather and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering Uganda for yourself. Start exploring… book one of our Uganda tours today!

 

Extend Your Trip

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Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

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    FIRST-CLASS | TAILOR-MADE: 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 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,687
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Safaris Worldwide, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Gorilla Forest Camp, Bwindi: Stays of Distinction

    DELUXE: TAILOR-MADE: Venture into the heart of Bwindi National Park to search for mountain gorillas in their natural habitat. When you’re not trekking for gorillas, enjoy the 5-star comforts of a private tent at Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp, a luxury retreat in the heart of the jungle.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,513
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Bucket List Travel Ideas, Luxury and Beyond, Stays of Distinction, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Essential Uganda: Bwindi, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Kibale & More

    FIRST-CLASS | SMALL-GROUP: 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$ 6,670
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Bucket List Travel Ideas, Safaris Worldwide, Single Friendly, Small Group Touring
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  • Gorillas and Ishasha Breakaway: Entebbe, Bwindi & Queen Elizabeth National Park

    FIRST-CLASS | PRIVATE-GUIDED: Perfect for those with limited time, this trip offers the opportunity to explore two of Uganda’s most visited areas. Start off with a Gorilla trek in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest before heading to the Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park for a safari drive.
    Duration:
    6 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,860
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Private Experiences, Safaris Worldwide
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  • The Best of Uganda: Bwindi, Queen Elizabeth National Park & Kyambura Gorge

    FIRST-CLASS | PRIVATE-GUIDED: This safari vacation is perfect for travellers wanting a complete experience of Uganda’s wildlife. After arriving in Entebbe, connect into Bwindi to search for mountain gorillas. Then head south for a traditional safari in Queen Elizabeth National Park as well as a chimpanzee trek.
    Duration:
    8 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 5,619
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Bucket List Travel Ideas, Private Experiences, Safaris Worldwide
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  • Gorillas Galore: Entebbe, Bwindi & Volcanoes National Park

    FIRST-CLASS | PRIVATE-GUIDED: See the endangered mountain gorillas in both Uganda and Rwanda. Beginning in Entebbe, this trip will take you to both Bwindi and Volcanoes National Park, with not one but two opportunities for gorilla trekking.
    Duration:
    6 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 5,282
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Multi Country Vacation Ideas, Private Experiences, Safaris Worldwide
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  • Gorilla Express: Entebbe, Bwindi & Ishasha

    FIRST-CLASS | SMALL-GROUP: This Ugandan safari is perfect for travellers who are short on time, but keen to see mountain gorillas and other fascinating wildlife in the African wild. After get acquainted with Uganda in Entebbe, you’ll head to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park to see endangered mountain gorillas and Queen Elizabeth National Park to spot lions and hippos in the wild.
    Duration:
    6 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,949
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Bucket List Travel Ideas, Single Friendly, Small Group Touring
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  • Deluxe Mountain Gorilla Encounter Uganda

    DELUXE | TAILOR-MADE: 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 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,114
    Trip Type:
    Safaris Worldwide
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