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General Information About Bwindi National Park

The Mubare group with 16 gorillas and 1 silverback, The Habinyanja group which has about 23 gorillas with 2silver backs, The Rushegura group with 9 gorillas and 1 silver back. The latest of all the gorilla groups in is the Nkuringo group which has about 20 gorillas and 2silver backs. Gorilla trails allows only limited number of tourists to trail the different groups of the gorillas per day and that is 8 people per group are allowed to track the gorillas.But we should not let it distract from Bwindi's broader biodiversity, a result of its immense olden days and an altitude span from 1,160 to 2,607m. The national park has 90 mammal species, including 11 primates, of which the black-and-white colobus, with its lovely flowing white tail, is prominent. The forest birding ranks with the best in Uganda, with 23 highly localized Albertine Rift endemics present.

Gorilla trekking as an activity

This is a major highlight to most of travellers who visit this park, gorilla trekking is an unforgettable experience done within the region, most people say its worth evey penny you pay for this activity and the efforts rendered to reach the Bwindi impenetrable forest is worth while. gorilla watching in the Bwindi forest begins very early in the morning after reporting at the park headquarters for registration and briefing. This starts at 8:00 am either at Buhoma, Ruhija, Nkuringo or Rushaga. Soon after gorilla trekking begins at 8.30 am. You have to follow the ranger guide through the rain forest. The time it takes to track the mountain gorillas is unpredictable since it can go from less than an hour, more than an hour to half or a full day. Either way a reasonable degree of fitness is required. Suitable wear or gear is required and these are strong shoes/boots, long sleeved shirts or blouses. You could have some bottled water and packed lunch from your lodge or residence. Uganda Gorilla permits are at a fee of $600 per person per tracking during the high seasons and they are at $350 during the low seasons. Book your gorilla permit with us to avoid inconveniences. Read more information here about the activities

Bwindi National park Uniqueness

Several people all over the world travel for different reasons and interest but among them include seeing the gorillas. Tourists travel to Uganda (Bwindi national park) for gorilla tracking though the country has a lot to offer including wildlife, sight seeing and adventure. Have you ever imagined that there is really more other great things to see and enjoy with in Bwindi forest? which can make your vacation holiday more exciting than you have ever imagin,try out activities like bird watching and encounter 346 bird species, sight seeing and see around 202 butterflies, forest walk and see 163 tree species,27 frog species at the water stream,chamelons,geckos and lots of mammals.

Accommodation at the Park

Bwindi national park has different park sections with different gorilla families and accommodation. The Northern sector Buhoma, Southern sector (Bubuguri) , and South western sector (Ruhija). Besides, tourists are advised to spend a night before tracking in the accommodation close to the briefing point depending on the sector where they will do the tracking. 1) The Northern Sector Buhoma commonly known as main Bwindi because it is the one with the oldest briefing point of the park. A while a go all tourists used to be briefed at one point unlike today where the park has three Gorilla briefing points to make it easier and convenient to all tourists who gather for the Gorilla tracking activity.
In 1932, two blocks of the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest were designated as Crown Forest Reserves. The northern block was designated as the "Kayonza Crown Forest Reserve", and the southern block designated as the "Kasatora Crown Forest Reserve". These reserves had a combined area of 207 square kilometres (80 sq mi). In 1942, the two reserves were combined and enlarged,then renamed the Impenetrable Central Crown Forest. This new protected area covered 298 square kilometres (115 sq mi) and was under the joint control of the Ugandan government's game and forest departments.
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