Wildlife in Bwindi forest national park

Wildlife in Bwindi forest national park.

Wildlife in Bwindi forest national park : Bwindi Forest National Park is a gem safari destination situated in the south western region of Uganda covering Kanungu and Kabale district. This park is one of the star attractions in the Pearl of Africa, it is a must destination on the highlight of many classic Uganda Safaris. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is famous a home to the endangered Mountain Gorilla species. the park boasts in hosting almost half of the remaining Mountain gorilla population the world with about 500 mountain gorilla individuals surviving here. On this note, Bwindi forest is not only a prime safari destination to visit but also ranked as the best place to enjoy gorilla trekking experience in Africa.

Bwindi gorillas

In this article, we are glad to present you Wildlife in Bwindi Forest National Park;

 Wildlife in Bwindi Forest national park

 Besides the Mountain gorillas population, Bwindi forest national park,  is graced with lots outstanding unique wildlife species that have impressed many tourist to explore this park. Bwindi impenetrable National Park is blessed with about 130 mammals, 230 butterflies, over 350 colorful bird species and about 20 exciting primate species including; the endangered rare mountain gorillas, L’hoest monkeys,  red tailed monkeys, olive baboons, white and black colobus monkeys, and many others.

Attractions and wildlife in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

  • Wildlife Such as; Mountain Gorilla, chimpanzees, forest elephants, olive baboons etc.
  • Birdlife
  • Batwa cultural encounter

 Activities and Wildlife in Bwindi impenetrable forest national park

Gorilla trekking

Gorilla trekking experience is the main key activity done in Bwindi Impenetrable forest national park. The park is bisected into four amazing sectors blessed with habituated gorilla families ready for gorilla trekking such as; Buhoma, Rushaga Nkuringo,and Ruhija sector.

Bird watching

Birding in Bwindi forest is best done in Buhoma sector along the forest Margins and in the Ruhija sector along the Bwindi swamp. Here you get chance to sight the rare Albertine endemic species such as; Blue-headed sun bird,  African green Broadbill,Rwenzori night Jar,  Handsome Francolin, Grauer’s Rush Warbler, yellow-crested Helmet shrike,  among others.

Birds of Bwindi National park



Guided Nature Walks

This is the best 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 insight to sight more bird species in the park.

guided nature walks in Bwindi

Cultural encounter with in the Batwa community villages.

Here you get chance to meet and greet with the local people, learn more about their interesting culture that is exhibited through the organized traditional dances and songs.

With the above being mentioned, wildlife in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park is extremely rewarding to all travelers on a Uganda although the primates like endangered mountain gorillas do dominate among the wildlife species in Bwindi forest. This has given opportunity to the gorilla trekking adventure in this safari destination.

A 3 days gorilla tour or more in Bwindi Forest gives all travelers chance to experience the stunning wildlife in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National park.

Batwa cultural walks in Bwindi