Bwindi National Park
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is situated in South Western Uganda, on the edge of the Western Rift Valley (Libertines rift) and is shared by Kanungu, Kabale and Kisoro districts. It I s331 square kilometers in size and on an altitude range of 1,160 metres (Ishasha gorge) to 2,607 metres (Rwamanyonyi Peak). The annual average temperature range is 7 °C – 2°(C with the coldest period being June and July.
Of the local people neighboring the park, the majority are Bakiga and Bafumbira, constituting the most dense settlements in Uganda (350 people/square kilometer). A few Batwa are also found.
This is the major tourist activity in Bwindi, with four gorilla groups currently available daily for tourists, Mubare group (10 gorillas, 1 silverback) was opened for tourism in 1993, Habinyanja group (18 gorillas, 1 silverback) opened in July 1998, Rushegura group (10 gorillas, 1 silverback) was opening in July 2002, while Nkuringo group (19 gorillas, 2 silverback’s) was opened for tourism in April 2004. Get updates from Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) Headquarters or Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Book at least 3 months to two years in advance to ensure that requested dates are available.
Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi can be challenging, therefore ensure physical fitness. Gorilla tracking experience starts at 8:30 a.m. local time and can last from few hours to whole day! Registration at the gate commences at 7:45 a.m.