Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
The magnificent Bwindi impenetrable forest is one of Africa’s richest forests with a great past of over 25003 years and still alive and flourishing. The hills of Bwindi are inhabited by the strongest and known culture of farmers and that’s the Bakiga. The Batwa people who are known for their life which is defendant on the forest inhabit the margins of Bwindi and the Mgahinga forest. The Batwa people are always available to help visitors tour the forests while equipping them with knowledge of their interesting and intriguing culture and origin. The forests have an impressive list of species such as mammals, birds, butterflies and a variety of tree species. Bwindi is one of Uganda’s top birding destinations with over 360 bird species such as the Albertine Rift endemic and many others found nowhere else other than Bwindi.
Gorilla tracking is one of the main activities in the park with permits pre-booked from UWA offices in Kampala. This takes not so many hours depending on the location of the group and it requires fitness and good health in order to be able to overcome the long forest walks. Cultural community walks are also organized during which one encounters and gets know about different cultures such as the Bakiga and Batwa. Bwindi can be visited throughout the year though it becomes a tag of war during the rainy seasons. One can get to Bwindi within a 6-8 hours’ drive from Kampala via Mbarara.