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. There are many 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.
It is however the elusive Mountain Gorilla that is the park's main attraction where roughly half of the world's population, an estimated 340 mountain gorillas, live in this forest. An estimated 116 of these gorillas are habituated.