BWINDI National Park

Bwindi is one of Uganda's most recently created national parks. Formerly known as the Impenetrable Forest, the park covers 330 sq km (128 sq mi) in the south-west of the country, very close to the Congo border. It encompasses one of the last remaining habitats of the mountain gorilla, and is home to half of the surviving mountain gorillas in the world - an estimated 320 individuals. Because of the unrest in Rwanda and eastern Congo, Bwindi has become the main place in East Africa to see the gorillas.

The chance to come face to face with the exceptional Mountain Gorillas and Looking deep into their expressive brown eyes is surely the most thrilling and poignant wildlife encounter that Bwindi has to offer on the African continent as the most rewarding and an emotive experience, however, this should not distract us from Bwindi’s broader biodiversity of other primates like the Chimps, birding ranks the best in Africa, with 23 highly localized Albertine Rift endemics, diverse numbers of mammals, the unique cultures of the different people most of all the Batwa, (Pymies) the scenic features of the Montane forest and much more in fact the park is one of the richest areas in Africa for flora and fauna, containing elephants, the rare giant forest hog and at least 10 species of primate.