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Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda Gorilla Habitat.

Size 321 Sq Kms

This is one of the most popular conservation areas in Uganda and home to more than 50% of the World’s endangered mountain Gorillas, though it also harbours other wildlife that includes; chimpanzees, monkeys, elephants and various small antelopes. It’s also known to be Africa’s number one birding spot, with over 350 recorded bird species and has 23 of the Albertine rift endemics.So mountain Gorilla trekking is one of the most popular activities here and a lifetime experience. The park has 4 tourism sectors, Nkuringo, Rushaga, Ruhija and Buhoma sector where also the park headquarters are found.  This one day activity normally starts in the morning with a briefing by the park rangers, at the park offices (depending on the family of Gorillas that one is booked for), before penetrating the impenetrable forest to have a glance at these endangered gentle giants. This being a highland, tropical rain forest, the trekking may involve walking under steep, slippery and muddy conditions and sometimes with rain over head. So you need to carry good walking boots, rain jackets, insect repelants and packed lunch, while going for this activity.    Also birding and nature walks are some of the activities done in this park.

Mountain Gorilla in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest