Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is one of the UNESCO world heritage site in Africa listed because of its outstanding natural and cultural values. It is one of the only three UNESCO world heritage sites in Uganda. The two others are
- Kasubi Tombs in Kampala, the capital of Uganda and
- the Rwenzori Mountains National Park located along the Uganda – DR Congo borders.
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is a living tourism site. It gained the status of being a UNESCO world heritage site given its unique characteristic of protecting 3 great apes in Africa. It hosts the endangered mountain gorillas, chimpanzees as well as the Batwa People. The later have been evicted out of the forest so that the conservation of the mountain gorillas can be strengthened.
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park was declared a UNESCO world heritage site in 1994. Bwindi National Park covers 32,000 hectares of land and is known for its exceptional biodiversity. The parks hosts more than 160 species of trees and over 100 species of ferns. The ancient forest also hosts many types of birds and butterflies.
Why Was Bwindi Inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site
Bwindi Impenetrable Forests hosts many endangered species including the mountain gorillas. The park used to host three apes;