Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

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Uganda’s oldest and “Impenetrable” forest lies in the southwest corner of Uganda on the edge of the Rift Valley. Bwindi impresses with a truly theatrical landscape - this is a region of volcanoes, jagged valleys, waterfalls, lakes and dramatic mountain ranges.

Boasting wildlife not found anywhere else, Uganda is also home to the world's greatest concentration of primates and offers a more intimate and adventurous type of safari. Alongside traditional game viewing there are also opportunities to meet the many people who make up this welcoming nation.


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Bwindi National Park, a UNESCO Natural World Heritage site is an awe-inspiring area with over 200 species of butterflies and 350 species of birds. It is however the elusive Mountain Gorilla that is the park's main attraction where roughly half of the world's population, an estimated 320 mountain gorillas, live in this forest. An estimated 116 of these gorillas are habituated. There are many other primates in the park including chimpanzees, black and white colobus, red colobus and blue monkeys, grey-cheeked mangabey and L'Hoest's monkeys, which are classified as near threatened and only seen in the Albertine Rift Valley. Bwindi provides further shelter to antelopes, elephants and almost 400 species of plants.