Bwindi Forest National Park
Located in the south western region, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is one of the two places tourists visit for Gorilla trekking in Uganda. It covers a total area of 331 square kilometers and part of it is occupied by the renowned Bwindi forest.
Stretching eastwards from the Albertine Rift Escarpment, Bwindi forest shelters the most diverse mammalian fauna in Africa including the species of Mountain Gorillas.
This park boasts a diverse biodiversity which includes 160 tree species, 100 fern species, 120 species of mammals, 350 bird species, reptiles and insects.
Besides Gorillas, visitors to the park see other primates like black and white colobus, L’Hoest’s monkey, Red-tailed monkeys, blue monkeys and olive baboons.
Getting to Bwindi is easier. You can go by road or use air travel, the quickest mean. From Kampala it requires about 8-9 hours to reach your place of residence either in Nkuringo, Rushaga, Buhoma or Ruhija sector.
If not road, air transport is the best alternative and private charters set off from Entebbe airport or Kajjansi airstrip to Kihihi airstrip.