Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in Uganda

Bwindi is a pristine rainforest on the edge of the Albertine Rift Valley. The terrain is a string of ridges and valleys covered in very dense impenetrable forest.

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is best known for its superb gorilla tracking and is the natural habitat for just over half the world’s last surviving population of mountain gorillas. It also provides refuge to elephant, chimpanzee, monkeys and various small antelope and is a birders paradise with over 350 different bird species.

The main reason for a safari in Bwindi is to track and spend time with the Mountain Gorillas. The gorillas you will track will belong one of the ‘habituated’ family groups, Only eight permits per gorilla group are issued per day and you may spend anywhere between half and eight hours in search of these animals

Once the gorillas are located, you will be allowed a maximum of one hour with them observing their behaviour ...

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WHY VISIT Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

  • Coming face to face with an enormous but gentle mountain gorilla is a life changing experience
  • Beautiful forested mountain scenery

ACCOMMODATION IN Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

There is world class accommodation here in all categories, your choice of hotel, lodge or camp will depend on whether you are after a romantic stay or something more family orientated. Our consultants can guide you on the best options for your budget and aspirations.


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SAMPLE TOURS

Below are some successful itineraries that have worked well for our clients. Please call to check availability or better still let us tailor make your own safari holiday.

Gorilla Express

Uganda

4 days from £1780



PLACES TO GO IN Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Trek any of the habituated gorilla groups. Your guides will decide which one, based on guest fitness and location of gorilla groups at any particular time.



WHEN IS THE BEST TIME OF YEAR TO GO?

Bwindi has a pleasant tropical highland climate with the lowland areas being much warmer than the highlands. It is possible to visit this park at any time but the trekking is easier in the drier seasons between Mid-December and Mid-March and June to Mid-October. It is still perfectly possible to travel during the wetter months when the scenery can be stunning and the conditions perfect for photography.

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DRY SEASON

June to September is the best time to visit Bwindi for good gorilla tracking conditions. The weather is generally dry and comfortable, temperatures average 25oC.

December through to March is also a favoured time for most tourists.

Short thunderstorms and showers can be expected at any time.

green SEASON

Uganda’s’ longest rainy season starts from around mid-March, lasting through to May. Rains are generally heavy and constant.

For another two months in October through to December the rains start once more but for a shorter period.

SHOULDER SEASON

Uganda only really experiences two types of weather conditions with the rainy season and the dry season.



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