August 14, 2022

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Bwindi National Park

mountain gorillas

Bwindi national park is one of Africa’s most popular primate destinations home to over half the population of surviving mountain gorillas in the world. The name “Bwindi” is a local Runyakitara word meaning “impenetrable” due its dense extensions of bamboo intertwined among the forest hardwoods along with a thick ground cover different kinds of plant species that make it hard to explore on foot. Nature lovers and adventure seekers from across the globe travel to south western Uganda for a chance to encounter the gorillas in this magnificent primeval forest recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.

Activities– Gorilla trekking, Bird watching, Mount hiking, Nature walks and visits to local community visits to the Batwa pygmies and Bakiga.  

Getting there–  It takes about 8 and half hours to get from Kampala city to Bwindi forest using the Masaka road passing through Mbarara. It only takes about 1 to 2 hours if you are in Kabale and 3 hours journey if you driving from Queen Elizabeth national park.

Accommodation– Backpackers lodge Kisoro, Nkuringo gorilla camp, Bwindi Community Bandas, Wagtail Ecolodge, Chameleon hill lodge, Clouds lodge.

To book a self drive trip to Bwindi national park, simply get in touch with us by sending an email to or call us now on +256-700135510 to speak with the reservations team.