Bwindi Inpenetrable Forest National Park

This is the smallest national park and it covers an area of 36 sq km and it was established in1991.It is the Ugandan part of the Virunga National park but with rare species.It is in the far south west of Uganda in Kisoro.It may be small but it is argualy considered as the most panoramic park.The park in habited by mostly the Bafumbira who lead a simple life mainly as cultivater batwa who once lived in the place and fed on ild life are the minority.

Ecosystem and wild life ; being a mountainous area , the park vegetation is afro montane with in a cool climate. The abundant type of vegetation is the bamboo (60%), which is a delicacy to the mountain gorilla. Other types of flora include the lobelia, Haegenia etc.

Tour and Travel Information about the Park

Gorilla Tracking ;This is the most exciting and un forgettable experience , which might take one through a thick jungle. One gorilla group Nyakagezi is currently habituated and available for tourist.It has 11 members ;2 silver backs ,3 adult females ,4 juviniles and 2 infants.Book at least 3 months earlier with

Volcano climbing; Mgahinga Gorilla National park offers three extinct volcanoes for physically fit hikers although they do not require special mountaineering gear. The three volcanoes are Sabinyo, Gahinga ,and Muhavura.

Garama Cave excursion;This is one of the caves where the batwa (who were warriors) once lived and fought their neighbours , the Bantu. The range guide will show you how the abtwwa lived and fought out of the cave . The cave is 342m in length and 14 m deep ,and is now in habited mainly by bats .

Bird watching; Birding along the edge of the park is available request. you will taken out by the guides from 1700 hours to 1800 hours.A stroll along the buffalo wall towards democratic republic of congo yakes you through a wetland area where ibis, speckled mouse birds and fire finch are found.

Viewing plat form; This is about 800metresfrom the parkgate. Once on top , you will have a good view of the park and the surrounding areas. A guide is not necessary and the activity is free.

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