WHY VISIT BWINDI
Covered in thick tropical rainforest and often shrouded in mist, Bwindi provides a perfect habitat for mountain gorillas. Spread over a series of steep ridges and valleys it certainly looks the part and having survived the last ice age is considered one of the most biologically diverse forests in Africa. The birding here is big and colourful, the forest dark and inviting and the sense of adventure palpable.
- Come face to face with mountain gorillas
- Search for dazzling turaco’s and black and white colobus monkeys
- Visit the local Bwindi community hospital
- Follow forest walks to waterfalls and traditional villages
A LITTLE MORE ABOUT BWINDI
Bwindi is considered one of the world’s most biologically diverse areas and recognised by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. The national park has over 90 species of mammal, including 11 primates, including chimpanzees (rarely seen) and the black and white colobus (always seen!). The forest birding ranks with the best in Uganda including the colourful turaco, Africa green broadbill and flycatcher,with 23 highly localised Albertine Rift endemics present.
BEYOND THE ORDINARY
Join gorilla vet researchers in the forest on our unique Gorilla Doctor tour, or take up the challenge and hike from one side of Bwindi to the other, walking between lodges…