How far is bwindi impenetrable forest national park-uganda
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park has been recognized as a wildlife sanctuary, specifically as the home to more than half of the world's endangered mountain gorilla populations. with a total of 12 (twelve) habituated and designated mountain gorilla families for tourism. Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park has mainly four different gorilla trailheads for travelers to track mountain gorillas, which include Buhoma, Rushaga, Ruhija, and Nkuringo.
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park offers habitat to over eleven primate species, such as black and white colobus monkeys, red-tailed monkeys, rare L'Hoest’ monkeys, baboons, blue monkeys, and chimpanzees. Bwindi also inhabits nocturnal ape species like Potto, Demidoff’s Galago, and spectacled Galago.
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park has several forest elephants, a clawless otter, bush pigs, giant forest hogs, black-fronted duikers, bats, yellow-backed duikers, civets, side-striped jackals, and rodents.
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park is a birder’s haven with over 350 unique forest birds, including the 23 endemic Albertine bird species, 25 other bird species that are restricted-range species, and four of them that are globally threatened. Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park bird species include the African Green Broadbill, Chapin's Flycatcher, Short-tailed Warbler, Grauer’s Rush Warbler, Shelley’s Crimson Wing, Fraser’s Eagle Owl, Western Bronzenaped Pigeon, White-bellied Robin-Chat, Lagden’s Bushshrike, and the rare Oberlander’s Ground Thrush.
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest protects approximately 220 butterfly species, including the Albertine endemic species. Bwindi Impenetrable has only three unique and notable butterfly species, which include the Cream Banded Swallowtail, Characters foumierae, Graphium gudenusi, and the endangered African Giant Swallowtail.
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park is also home to 27 amphibian species, eleven of which are Albertine endemic species, while six are of global conservation interest, such as the Western Rift Leaf Folding Frog and Ahl’s Reed Frog.
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park possesses a good number of reptiles that are being protected, including 14 snake species, of which 9 are endemic to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. There are also six chameleon species and 14 lizard species.
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is endowed with over 1000 flowering species of plants, including 163 tree species and 104 ferns. The northern side of the Bwindi forest is densely forested with Guineo-Conolian flora, which has allowed the growth of two internationally recognized tree species, Brown Mahogany and Brazzeia long pedicellate.