Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is situated in the southwestern part of Uganda by the edge of the Rift Valley. Dating back over 25,000 years, the hazy hillsides of the forest are concealed by Uganda’s oldest yet the most biologically diverse rainforest containing over 400 species of vegetation. One of the most famous fact known around the world for Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is that it holds and protects almost half of the world’s gorilla population.
It is indisputably an absolutely spellbinding forest view, being home to around 350 kinds of bird species, elephants, and lush foliage. It is also named as a UNESCO Heritage Site, supporting the diverse and rich ecosystems that exist in it. Bwindi park further shelters 120 mammals that include, baboons, chimpanzees, elephants, and antelopes. In this blog, we will be discussing several enchanting experiences you can have when you decide to visit the Bwindi impenetrable national park.
- Go For Mountain Bike Rides In The Buhoma Area
A community support group known as “Ride 4 a Women” offers the trekkers mountain bikes on rent to cycle your way around the huge forest. However, you can also go for the village walk on the same mountain bike with your guide or just simply explore the forest by riding through the slimy and muddy slides and reach the Ivy River Trail. Also, when you rent a bike you are given 3 hours of time to explore the forest along with your guide.
The guide given to you are professionally trained and have been guiding tours for years in the forest. Some guides specialize in birding or some know all about the history the park shares with the inhabitants.
2. Start Your Tour From Chasing Waterfalls And Butterflies In The Forest
There are numerous beautiful and challenging hiking trails that you and find in the Bwindi impenetrable national park. All these long hiking trails present in Uganda Safaris lead to unexpected destination deep into the forest. Some lead you to breathtaking waterfalls, while some lead you to beautifully colored butterflies surrounding you. Such is the gorgeous and sparkling Munyaga waterfall, making its way through bamboos, orchids, and ferns, while hundreds of brightly colors butterflies surround it.
3. Get A Chance To Meet The Batwa People Who’ve Been Residing In Bwindi For Years
Batwa people living in Bwindi impenetrable national park have now mastered the art of living among some of the most dangerous and endangered species present in jungles. When going through Bwindi impenetrable national park, you should definitely take out some time and visit this amazing community of hunters and gathers. Give yourself a chance to be absorbed in a truly different ethnic culture and practices of the jungle. The Batwa tribe is known as the “keeper of the forest”.
4. Get To Witness The Diversity Of Species Present In The Forest
The Bwindi impenetrable national park is home to around 120 different species of mammals, these include, elephants, chimpanzees, antelopes, Leopards, Lions, Forest Hogs, and Bush pigs.
5. Get To Know Why Bwindi National Park Is Known As The Birder’s Paradise
The Bwindi impenetrable national park is home to various bird species, therefore, it is a must to witness this when tripping in the Bwindi forest. For this, you need to have binoculars as you’ll need them when making your sight through the lush foliage and their high branches. Some of the must-see bird species include, Chapin’s flycatcher, Green tinkerbird, the African green broadbill, and Uganda’s national bird; the Grey-crowned crane. Once you enter the bird’s paradise, the chirping of bird will definitely take all your worries away and the tree canopies high up above your head will give you an unrealistic ambiance.