bwindi impenetrable forest national park top tourism activities
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park is home to almost half of the total world's remaining mountain gorilla population. Mountain Gorilla trekking is the biggest tourist attraction for Uganda’s visitors. Mountain gorilla trekking involves hours of hiking through the dense jungle forest since their giant apes tend to move up and down the slopes, Mountain gorilla tracking permits are booked in advance as only a few permits are issued per day.
Mountain gorilla habituation experience only takes place in Uganda where travelers can be with a Mountain Gorilla Family for 4 hours alongside the researchers, rangers in Bwindi’s Impenetrable Forest national park, this exceptional experience with a Mountain Gorilla Family being habituated is a lifetime encounter in Africa.
Mountain Bike Rides
Ride for a Woman is a community project in support of a women group which offers mountain bike rental services and guided bike within Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in the Buhoma sector of Bwindi impenetrable forest national park.
Travelers can even do Bwindi Village Walk by riding a bike with a guide as well as Birding Bike Rides or riding into Bwindi Forest such as the Ivy River Trail. Bwindi forest average Bike Ride takes about 3 hours or longer with a lot to see along the trails or road along with the well-trained guide and specialized birder.
The Batwa pygmies were the original people of the forest a thousand years ago before the Bantu People the Cultivators of the Land came. The Batwa pygmies were bushmeat hunters, fruit gatherers who lived in the forests of Southwest Uganda and beyond within the great lakes’ region. The Batwa pygmies left a small ecological footprint in the forest where they lived in harmony with nature.
Bwindi Village Walk:
Bwindi village walk takes about 3 hours cultural walk through the village where different travelers learn the culture and ways how the indigenous people live at the edge of Bwindi Forest. The Village Walk is guided by a friendly and knowledgeable person who knows the local culture and customs.
Travelers get to see how the local people make crafts such as baskets with intricate designs – beer made from Bananas, and the local Waragi Gin from Bananas, as well meeting a traditional healer and get to know how they gathered in the ancient forest.
Hiking through the Forest:
Hiking through Bwindi Impenetrable Forest can be in one day or longer hike can be done from the northern part of Bwindi impenetrable forest to the South called Nkuringo- their travelers can stay for an overnight and continue the next day down by viewing the scenic Lake Mutanda.
The diverse habitats in Uganda’s most ancient forest of Bwindi impenetrable forest national park is the perfect destination for a diversity of over 350 different bird species recorded including the 23 endemics of the Albertine rift valley.