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BWINDI IMPENETRABLE NATIONAL PARK

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is part of the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and is situated along the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) border next to the Virunga National Park and on the edge of the Albertine Rift. lies in southwestern Uganda on the edge of the Rift Valley.

Species diversity is a feature of the park, More famously, this “impenetrable forest” also protects an estimated 400 mountain gorillas – roughly half of the world’s population, including several habituated groups, which can be tracked.

This biologically diverse region also provides shelter to a further 120 mammals, including several primate species such as baboons and chimpanzees, as well as elephants and antelopes. There are around 350 species of birds hosted in this forest, including 23 Albertine Rift endemics.

The park is a sanctuary for colobus monkeys, chimpanzees, and many birds such as hornbills and turacos, Its mist-covered hillsides are blanketed by one of Uganda's oldest and most biologically diverse rainforests, which dates back over 25,000 years and contains almost 400 species of plants.

This swath of steep mountains covered in thick, steamy jungle is just as magnificent as it name sounds, The neighboring towns of Buhoma and Nkuringo both have an impressive array of luxury lodges, rustic bandas and budget campsites, as well as restaurants, craft stalls and guiding services.
 
The park is inhabited by about 340 individual mountain gorillas (Gorilla beringei beringei), known as the Bwindi population, which makes up almost half of all the mountain gorillas in the world. The rest of the worldwide mountain gorilla population is in the nearby Virunga Mountains. Opportunities abound to discover the local Bakiga and Batwa Pygmy cultures through performances, workshops and village walks.


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