Best Activities To Do While In Bwindi Impenetrable National Park : Bwindi impenetrable national park is located in Kanungu district in the Southwestern region of Uganda and it is considered to be among the best destinations one can ever opt to visit while on a Uganda safari because it has in many attractions for example it is famously known as the best spot in the country where tourists can always go for gorilla trekking activities due to the fact that it is a home to large number of about 400 endangered mountain gorilla species that act to be the main attraction in this park that attracts many individuals to travel from all over different parts of the world hence leading to a great development towards the tourism industry of Uganda and these species are easily spotted within the dense forests that act as their natural habitats.
Bwindi Impenetrable national park was established as a national park in the year of 1991 and it was later named as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1994. More so, this National park is among the smallest national parks in the country covering a total surface area of about 321 Square kilometers and it stands at an elevated area of an altitude between 1,160 meters and 2,607meters above the sea level. And Bwindi Impenetrable national park is not only a home to the endangered mountain gorilla species but also it harbours around 400 plant species and 120 mammal species such as; chimpanzees, hippos, giraffes, leopards, lions, cheetahs, Rhinos, zebras, African elephants, olive baboons, African green broadbill, elands, Uganda Kob, and many other primate species like; Golden monkeys, L’hoest monkeys, blue monkeys and many unique bird species among others.
Activities done in Bwindi Impenetrable National park.
Tourists planning to visit Bwindi Impenetrable national park while on their safari in Uganda are blessed with chances of participating in many interesting activities as they explore through the park and while doing these activities, individuals always get to learn new experiences and see many other interesting things. Therefore, some of these activities include;
Gorilla trekking is one of the major activities done in Bwindi impenetrable national park because it is the only place in the country where to trek apart from Mgahinga Gorilla national park. This national is a home to about 400 mountain gorilla species and trekking these species within their natural habitats takes about 2 to 5 hours depending on where they are located. More so, before the trekking process begins, tourists always gather at the park head quarter where they go through registration processes and they are also given short briefings about the rules and regulations they should follow during the trekking for the better safety of themselves and the endangered species and some of these rules include; avoid maintaining direct eye contact with the species, keep a distance of about 8 meters while in the presence of the mountain gorillas, do not eat and drink while in the presence of the gorillas and disable the use of flashlights while using phones and cameras to record pictures and videos of the endangered mountain gorilla species and many others. However, after locating these species in their natural habitats, tourists are always given about 1 hour to spend with the species and this gives individuals chances to learn about the characters and behaviours of the species for example how they watch how they eat and feed their young ones among others.
However, tourists who wish to go for gorilla trekking in this national park are always encouraged to purchase a gorilla trekking permit which is charged at a cost of about 700 USD per person.
Bwindi impenetrable National park is also a perfect destination for bird lovers to visit because it is also a home to over 350 bird species that are always available to see while touring around the park. More so, there are also about 23 bird species that are endemic within the Albertine Rift valley region and this national park has around four trailheads that are considered the best trails for tourists to use with an aim of seeing many bird species. Therefore, these trails include; the River Ivi trail, Mubwindi swamp trail, the Bamboo trail that is situated within the Ruhija sector and the Munyaga river trail among others.
Guided nature walks.
For tourists to explore well through different parts of this national park they can always opt to go for guided nature walks in Bwindi where they are always accompanied with park guides. More so, there are many different trails that they can walk through as they lead you to the great sites within this national park and some of these trails include; the Rushura hill trail which blesses tourists to capture classic views of the Rwenzori Mountains, the plains of the Albertine Rift valley, Lake Edward, the waterfall trail, the Muzabajiro loop trail and the River Ivi trail many others.
Apart from the mentioned above, there are many interesting activities that tourists can engage themselves in as they explore well through the park and these include; community visits, game drives, wildlife viewing, cultural encounters and many others.
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