Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park Flora

bwindi impenetrable forest national park flora

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 Bwindi Impenetrable forest National Park stands up to 331 square kilometers, it is a pristine protected area for mountain gorilla trekking as well as exploring and experiencing a unique floral species in southwestern Uganda that is comprised of a dense tropical rainforest among the remaining few in Africa. Bwindi is a destination in Africa with the lowland vegetation zones that meet the montane vegetation zones, that a variety of wildlife species depend on for different reasons.

 

 Bwindi impenetrable forest National Park prides itself as a water catchment zone that has supported several farming activities in the nearby local communities. and source for water bodies that flow in Bwindi impenetrable forest national park which include Rivers like River Ivi, river ishasha river Ihihizo, river Ntengyere, and river Munyaga. 

 

Bwindi Impenetrable forest National Park confines over 400 plant species since the forest consists of lush, dense tropical rainforest with iconic and diverse wildlife species which include over 350 bird species, 11 primate species, butterflies, endangered mountain gorillas, and several mammal species. 

 

 Bwindi impenetrable forest National Park vegetation type varies depending on the elevation that is from medium to high altitude. Its higher elevation mostly contains afro montane forest. Bwindi has thick shrubs, vines and herbs since it is having a dense vegetation cover.

 

Bwindi Impenetrable forest National Park is full of mixed forest including red stinkwood, Newtonia, East African yellow wood, strombosia Scheffler, and Symphonia globulifera. Below Bwindi impenetrable forest national park is mostly comprised of Neoboutonia, myrianthus holstii, Xymalos, and Monospora.