Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

A Guide with complete travel information to help you plan a gorilla safari to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park featuring up-to-date information on attractions, hotels, restaurants, shopping, nightlife, travel tips and more. Rated as #1 destination and vacation planner for Bwindi Forest, South Western Uganda.

Welcome to the Complete Online guide to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in South Western Uganda. This portal offers complete information on the best things to see, things to do, where to stay, where to dine, & travel tips to help you plan gorilla safari. Find local attractions including museums, as well as listing of tourist ammenities including bars, theaters and shops and more.

This site is dedicated to making sure you have and maximize the best of your visit to Bwindi by educating you in advance on all that the destination has to offer and how you can plan a smooth adventure holiday in Uganda.

A safari to Bwindi Forest is a visit to one of the most amazing and special places on planet earth. Since 1994 the park recieves a considerable number of travelers from throughout the world to experience epic gorilla tracking. Experience the magic of the gorillaland – filled with majestic flora, amazing wildlife, spectacular waterfalls, pristine rivers and much more that provide ample opportunity for great exploration and photography.

Who We Are
BwindiImpenetrableNationalPark.com is a local online guide since 2010 and till today it continues to serve its purpose. It is here to help you plan your safari or vacation to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Whether you are looking to gorilla trekking, bird watching, community tours or volunteering, we hope to see you in Bwindi this year!

About the Park

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is the flagship of Uganda’s tourism, the number 1 destination to visit in Uganda. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is home to over half of the world’s 900 mountain gorillas – the rest live in the neighboring Virunga Ranges; Mgahinga National Park in Uganda, Virunga National Park in DR Congo and the Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda.  Read More

Getting There

Where is Bwindi Impenetrable National Park? Located in South Western Uganda, Bwindi Forest is the favorite destination to travelers looking to gorilla trekking in Uganda. The park can easily be accessed from Kampala in Uganda and Kigali in Rwanda. Learn more about getting here and around Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

Travel Guide

Have the guide locate you on the map and show you the best route to each destination in Bwindi. Discover what’s on and places to visit in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, guides to top attractions, where to go shopping, finding hotels, directions to hotels & bars, restaurants. Read More

Top Things to Do in Bwindi Forest

For the active visitor, the park has got a lot to do during your visit. From the popular gorilla treks to nature walks through well developed trails, you will enjoy explorations through the impenetrable jungles of Bwindi. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is an outdoor paradise for wildlife watchers, hiking enthusiasts, family vacationers, outdoor lovers, and photographers of all skill levels. Though gorilla trekking is the major thing to do, there are many adventure activities that tourists can enjoy in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Here are the top things to do in Bwindi Forest.

Gorilla Trekking

Mountain gorillas are indisputably Bwindi’s stars of the show where they were habituated since 1993. There are presently four sectors in Bwindi with over 12 habituated groups where 11 of them are open for tracking while the remaining one (Kyaguriro family) was reserved for research purposes. Read More

Gorilla Habituation

This fascinating experience is only available and possible in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and tourists spend a maximum of 4 hours with a mountain gorilla family. This breathtaking experience is a one of a kind experience in the whole world. There are currently two (2) gorilla groups undergoing habituation and tourists can visit them and experience what others say is fascinating. Read More

Bird watching

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is a birdwatcher’s paradise. It homes over 351 species of birds including 23 Albertine Rift endemics such as Rusty-faced woodland Warbler, Bar-tailed Trogon, Short-tailed Warbler, Kivu Ground Thrush and White-tailed Blue Monarch among others, which are hard to spot in any other part of East Africa. This Park was also selected as Africa’s number one birding site.

The Batwa experience

The Batwa were the indigenous inhabitants of the forest and had lived there thousands of years even before the Bantu people (considered the cultivators of land) arrived. The Batwa commonly referred as the pygmies were initially hunter-gatherers and settled in the jungles of South-western Uganda and beyond. This riveting Batwa experience involves tourists exploring these people’s ancient way of life.

Nature walks/hiking

This is commonly done by tourists who have mostly 2 -4 days to explore the Bwindi. There are various trails thought-out the four sectors (Rushaga, Buhoma, Ruhija and Nkuringo) and tourists can add nature walks t0 their gorilla trek. Nature walks help tourists to explore tree species, some primate species, butterflies, and even bird species. Learn about the most popular trails to take while in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.

Community walks

One of such popular community walks includes the Buhoma Village walk where tourists have a 3-hour cultural walk through the villages to see how the rural Ugandan household lives. This is normally conducted with a tour guide (mostly a native from the village) and is very knowledgeable about the cultural values, customs and practices of the people in the village. Here are the most popular community experiences.

Things to See in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

There are different attractions in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. From the rare mountain gorillas to chimpanzees, scenic water falls and more. Read More

Where to Stay

Are you looking for places where to stay? Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and the neighboring region feature numerous hotel and other lodging facilities. Lodging inside Bwindi is highly desirable but limited. Collectively, hotel and lodging options include rustic, historical, luxury, boutique, banda, local, camping and more.

There are many accommodation facilities in the different sectors of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Whichever sector you are tracking from, there are facilities that will always suite your demand. Some of the popular facilities include Silverback Lodge, Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Lodge, Buhoma Lodge, Mahogany Springs in Buhoma sector, Gorilla Safari Lodge, Chameleon Hill and Gorilla Valley in Rushaga sector, Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge and Nkuringo Safari Lodge in Nkuringo Sector, Bakiga Lodge, and Gorilla Friends Camp in Ruhija Sector. Find out the best places to stay in Bwindi including safari lodges, tented campsites, open camping and more. Read More

Bwindi Travel Planner

Getting There:

How to travel to Bwindi Forest from Kampala (Uganda) or Kigali (Rwanda). Bwindi Impenetrable National park can be accessed by both Air and Road transport. Learn about how you can get to Bwindi Forest.

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park Information – Overview, Climate, Geography, History and travel information for visitors.

Frequently Asked Questions for Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

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Tourist Information Centres: Where do I enter Bwindi Impenetrable National Park?

What is the Best Time to Visit Bwindi? Information on the best times to go gorilla trekking in Bwindi Forest National Park.

Where should we stay? Hotels & Safari Lodges where to stay on a safari in Bwindi – From Luxury Hotels to Budget Accommodations. Find Reviews, Price comparisons, Gallery, Amenities, Booking Information and more.

Restaurants – An insider’s guide to the best places to eat in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, including fine dining restaurants, bars and top spots for lunch.

Featured Activity

Ride For a Woman – Go Mountain cycling for a Local Cause

The “Ride for a woman” is the most common community support project that offers mountain bikes and guided cycling to tourists who visit Bwindi Impenetrable National Park especially in the Buhoma sector. The cycling trail starts from Buhoma up to Ivi River (for about 13 kilometers/6-7 hours)