Bwindi National Park

Found in the South western of Uganda, you will find Bwindi National Park, which borders the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and sits on the edge of the Albertine Rift.   Made up of around 33000 hectares of montane and lowland forest, this is the perfect home setting for the mountain gorillas.

Around 400 Bwindi gorillas have made this their home making up half of the world's population of the critically endangered mountain gorillas. 14 habituated mountain gorilla groups are open to tourism in four different sectors of Buhoma, Ruhijja, Rushaga and the Nkuringo all under the management of Uganda Wildlife Authority. Aside from the amazing gorilla interactions there are numerous forest walks.

Species diversity is a feature of the park. It provides habitat for 120 species of mammals, 348 species of birds, 220 species of butterflies, 27 species of frogs, chameleons, geckos, and many endangered species. Floristically, the park is among the most diverse forests in East Africa, with more than 1,000 flowering plant species, including 163 species of trees and 104 species of ferns.

The park is a sanctuary for colobus monkeys, chimpanzees, and many birds such as hornbills and turacos.