Things to do in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

Things to do in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

Things to do in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park : Also the most visited safari destination in the Pearl of Africa, Bwindi Forest is Uganda’s prime safari park – hosting almost half of the remaining mountain gorillas population in world.  A Uganda Safari to this park gives you chance to enjoy an endless list of thrilling safari activities which give you life time memories.

Besides gorilla trekking in Bwindi forest, there are many interesting things to do in Bwindi impenetrable Forest National Park;

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Gorilla trekking

This is the key attraction and things to do in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park that has influenced many travelers across the world. Gorilla trekking starts with an early morning briefying at the park headquarters. While here get to know about dos and don’t in the forest while trekking, you are also grouped into groups of 8 people. Later transfer to the starting point and begin the trek with the escort of the park rangers. Upon locating a gorilla family, you are allowed to spend one hour with it, feel free to take videos and photos as you watch their fascinating lifestyle behaviors in the Forest. Later return to the park headquarters for a certificate of appreciation before you drive to your lodge.

Gorilla Habituation Experience

This activity gives tourists a 4 hours experience with a gorilla family in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National park. Gorilla habituation is one of the top things to do in Bwindi forest national park. It offers you a chance to participate in the habituation process – where mountain gorillas are being trained to get used to the presence of human beings before they are made  open gorilla trekking experience.

Bwindi forest has only two  gorilla  groups available for gorilla habituation. You can choose to fly from Kigali Rwanda to Bwindi forest, in 3 hours drive you get to Rushaga sector where you get chance to enjoy the gorilla habituation adventure. There is a wide range of accommodation lodges and camps ranging from budget, midrange and luxury lodging therefore you can stay either in Rushaga or Nkuringo region for the habituation experience.

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Birding Experience. 

Bird watching is one of thrilling things do in Bwindi forest impenetrable National Park. It is best done in Buhoma sector along the forest Margins and in the Ruhija sector along Bwindi swamp trail. Here you get an opportunity to see the rare Albertine endemic species such as; Handsome Francolin, Blue-headed sun bird, Rwenzori night Jar, yellow-crested Helmet shrike, African green Broadbill,  Grauer’s Rush Warbler among others. If you are a bird lover, a tour to Bwindi Forest is the best choice for you this season.

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Guided Nature Walks

This is thrilling thing to do in Bwindi Forest and actually the most rewarding way to explore the beauty Bwindi Forest. It gives you an opportunity to enjoy a refreshing hiking. The guided nature in Bwindi forest walk takes you through 6 main Hiking trails that are found in Buhoma sector of the park. Here you get an opportunity to sight more bird species in the park.

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Visit the Batwa experience

Popularly known as the shortest people in the world, the Batwa used to live inside Bwindi Forest National Park. However, to ensure sustainable gorilla tourism, they were evicted out of the forest thus they settle at the edges of Bwindi Forest to live life like any other human being. Initially they were fruit gathers and hunters surviving 100% on the forest. When you take a gorilla tour to Bwindi Forest National, if time allows grab chance to visit the Batwa in their communities, while here groove on their exciting traditional cultures exhibited through their cultural dance performances and songs. This gives you an insight about behavioral patterns of life.

The Batwa experience in Bwindi forest is best done in Buhoma sector. However if you are trekking gorillas in the southern region of the park then you can visit the Batwa Pygmies in Buniga forest.

Community charity project in Bwindi Forest ( Visit The ride for a Woman)

A ride for women is another exciting things to do in Bwindi Forest  community support group that began in as a mountain bike hire. The money collected from this bike rental is put back into the community to support the local women who have been victims of domestic violence.

This small project of bike rental is done in Buhoma, apparently its a sustainable women empowerment group with over 100 women. These are have been exposed to various skills like tailoring, catering and hospitality. This women project has managed to establish a guest house where many tourists on a gorilla safari can stay. This association at the same time acts as a training centre for many young women in the hospitality industry. The ride for women guesthouse offers high quality accommodation services with excellent services and  meals at an affordable price.

There is an endless list of things to do in Bwindi Forest Park that you need to consider experiencing if you are planning a Uganda safari this season.  Feel free to book with us a tailor made Uganda gorilla safari. Simply get in touch with our tour consultants for all safari arrangements.