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Bwindi National Park

Bwindi national park is a magnificent park with a natural forest that dates back 25,000 years ago, located southwest of Uganda, bordering Virunga National Park in Congo DRC, along the Albertine Rift. Bwindi consists of kilometers of montane and lowland forest, hills and valleys; it is home to half of the world’s population of mountain gorilla, 160 species of trees and ferns, over 300 bird spices, birds and butterflies.

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A morning distance view of Bwindi.

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 About Bwindi national park

About Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is located on the southwest of Uganda; The Park is part of the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, bordering Democratic Republic of Congo next to the Virunga National Park and on the edge of the western Great Rift Valley shared by Rukungiri, Kabale and Kisoro Districts. The park covers about 331 square kilometers of jungle forests on an Altitude Range of 1160 meters (Ishasha gorge) to 2607 meters (Rwamanyonyi Peak) and contains both montane and lowland forest; the park has no roads and is only accessible on foot.

There are about 786 mountain gorillas in the whole world, Bwindi has about 375 gorillas; making it the most populated gorilla area in the world. The park is also home to over 30 elephants and 120 species of mammals including 7 diurnal primates, over 300 bird species and over 200 species of butterflies. This Afro montane forest has about 324 tree species, fern, vines and shrubs. 


At Bwindi national park, there are various types of accommodation either within or surrounding the park; this includes luxury lodges, rest houses, hotels, private and public camp sites; check out some of our recommended hotels and lodges on the accommodation tab above. 

When to Visit

Bwindi national park is usually cold in the morning and night (7⁰C to 20⁰C), June and July are the coldest months, while the long rains are in March through May and the short rains in September to November; the total annual rainfall is about 2390mm. the best time to visit Bwindi is from June to September or December to February. 

Getting there

Bwindi national park is approximately 540km from Kampala City and 17 kilometers from Butogota; it’s an 8 hours road drive from Kampala, 3 hours from Queen Elizabeth national park and 2 hours from Kibale town. There are daily public bus from Kampala to Butogota via Rukungiri and Kihiihi. 

By air, Bwindi national park can be reached via Kihiihi or Kayonza airstrip in northern Bwindi from Entebbe international airport or via Kisoro airstrip in south of Bwindi.  

Gorilla Trekking

Gorilla Trekking

Bwindi Gorilla Trekking

This a 3 days Gorilla trekking and nature walk safari holiday at Bwindi national park, driving from Kampala to Bwindi; where you will spend the two days relaxing, on nature walks to watch the beautiful landscapes and the Mountain Gorillas. A great place to watch the Mountain Gorillas,

Tour Cost From

$ 1,215

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Gorilla and Chimps Trekking

Gorilla and Chimps Trekking

5 Days Gorilla and Chimps trekking

This a 5 days a pure Gorilla and Chimpanzee trekking safari holiday at Bwindi and Kibale national park, driving from Kampala to Bwindi; where you will spend the two days on nature walks and tracking the beautiful Mountain Gorillas and then transfer to Kibale to watch the chimpanzees.

Tour Cost From

$ 1,815

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Wildlife and Chimps safari

Wildlife and Chimps safari

5 Days Safari and Chimps trekking

This a 5 days a pure Wildlife and Chimpanzee trekking safari holiday at Queen Elizabeth and Kibale national park, driving from Kampala to Kibale; where you will spend the two days on nature walks and tracking the beautiful primates and then transfer to Queen Elizabeth to watch more

Tour Cost From

$ 1,500

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Wildlife and Chimps Trekking

Wildlife and Chimps Trekking

7 days Safari & Primates Trek

This is a 7 days Safari holiday full of real adventure; the holiday begin in Kampala, driving down to Kabale national park to watch primates and bird watching, then proceeds to Queen Elizabeth national park for wildlife safari and finally head down to the famous Bwindi impenetrable forest

Tour Cost From

$ 2,300

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Hotels in Bwindi

There are plenty of Hotels, Lodges, Tented camps and Camping sites at Mbwindi National Park; accommodation ranges from top luxury 5 star hotels, private excluded bush lodges to budgeted camping sites. Whether it’s a Gorilla trekking tour, photography or birds watching safari; there is always accommodation for you. Check out some of our recommended hotels below or contact our holiday expert to find accommodation that suits you.

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