Bwindi Impenetrable National Park Facts
Bwindi impenetrable national park is located in the western part of uganda on the border of Uganda and DRC and near the Virunga National park.its one of the parks at the adages of Albertine rift valley.Bwindi impenetrable National park is part of the Bwindi forest.Bwindi impenetrable forest has a tropical vegetation because of the trees hence is not affect by dry season and it doesn’t experience dry season throughout
Bwindi impenetrable national park is the most income generating to the government of Uganda because of the Gorilla permit’s sold to the Tourist.Its the park that contribute the highest percentage of the income generated in Uganda national park.
The park is located in Kanugu district and the nearest towns are Kabale,kisoro,and kanugu.The park area covers 331km2 .
Bwindi impenetrable national park is the notable in the whole world historical heritage as the park with the highest population of endangered mountain gorillas.
How to access the park?
The park park can be accessed by either Road or air means of Transport.Air transport can be used direct domestic flights for Entebbe international airport to Kihihi airstrip or Kisoro Airstrip.
Road transport is cheaper but it takes allot of time,its appropriately 8hours drive from Kampala city to the park.One can use Kampala-masaka Mbarara Road and another one can decided to use Kampala fort portal- Kasese and then Bwindi depending on the direction and other activities you would with to do
Tourist activities in Bwindi national park
The headline of Visit to Bwindi national park is Gorilla trekking. the park has half of the total population of gorillas in the world. Gorilla trekking is done in different sectors. The park has four sectors Buhomain Northwest of Bwindi Park, Ruhijja in the east of the park, Rushaga southern of the Bwindi park, and Nkuringo southern of Bwindi park, each sector can be accessed through the different Districts respectively Kanungu, Kable, and Kisoro, all sectors are managed by Uganda Wildlife Authority. there are fifteen gorilla groups that are habituated in four different trail-head
Three groups of the gorillas are found in the Buhoma sector, four groups are found in Ruhijja Sector, and the eight groups are located in Rushaga and Nkuringo Sector. The number of tourists for gorilla tracking is always limited by limiting the gorilla permits maximum of 120 permits per day to reduce the risks of gorillas getting affected by people’s infections and diseases since they are 99% human beings. there are strict Rules and regulations that guide the tourist on how to do trekking in order to reduce the risks of transmitting diseases to the Gorillas.
Gorilla trekking is done in three countries Uganda, Rwanda, and DRC.the price of gorilla permits depend on the country you want to visit and DRC Congo have the cheapest permit for gorilla tracking but due to instability in the country their few tourists who go for trekking, Uganda is the second cheapest at $700 and the country is stable you can trek any day you want, Rwanda is the country with the expensive gorilla permit $1500 among the three countries.There is no discount for gorilla permits.
For the tourists to do tracing you need to book the gorilla permits earlier like 1month before the tracking day. This can be done through booking with a tour operator or you can book direct with Uganda wildlife Authority. one head per permit, there is no group Permit. Every sector has a different permit so you need to identify the sector and the family you would wish to track
Other Tourist activities in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Bwindi impenetrable national park has a tropical climate that favors most of the bird species due to the available food and water for different bird species, it was named a bird watcher with over 370 bird species in the forest. Different birds can be seen in the Bamboo zone on the main trail of the Buhoma sector, Bwindi swamp in Ruhiija sector. The best season for bird watching in Bwindi is November to April. Different birds include Western green tinker bird, montane oriole African green Broadbill, fine banded woodpecker,shortlisted warbler, regal sun-bird, common bulbul African emerald, Grauers mentioned but a few mentioned but few. Morning time is the best hour for the birds, to experience the different melodies and different bird feeding and rooming in the Ruhiija sector.
The forest experience a tropical climate which is important for the water catchment.The water from different water streams within the forest results in a source of rivers which can be discovered on a nature walk. Different rivers rise from the park streams and including Munyaga, Ishasha, Ivi, Ntengyere, and Ihizizo River, they flow to the northern part of the Bwindi National park and pour water into Lake Edward, the rest flows into lake Bunyonyi and lake Mutanda. You will discover that most of the people around Bwindi get water for domestic and agricultural areas from these rivers and water streams
The forest experience a tropical climate which is important for the water catchment.The water from different water streams within the forest results into a source of rivers which can be discover on nature walk.Different river a rise from the park streams and this includes Munyaga,Ishasha,Ivi,Ntengyere and Ihizizo River,they flow to the northern part of the Bwindi National park and pour water into Lake Edward , the rest flows into lake Bunyonyi and lake Mutanda.You will Discover that most of the people around Bwindi get water for domestic and agricultural areas from this rivers and water streams