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Location: Kanungu District   Map

Area: 331 km2 (128 mi2)

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is a nature reserve in the Kanungu District of Uganda. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park protects an area of 331 km2 (128 mi2) of tropical rainforest.

 

 

 

 

Description of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

 

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is a nature preserve situate in the South West part of Uganda. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park lies on the border of the Rift Valley and is covered by dense rainforest that date back at least 25,000 years ago. It is one of the forests in Africa that survived the last Ice Age. While other forests were decimated by a climate change, area of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park flourished. Today it houses 346 species of birds (23 species are endemic to the region), 400 species of plants and over 120 species of various mammals including 11 species of primates. Obviously the most famous residents of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park are gorillas those number is estimated to be around 360.

 

The closest large settlements to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park are town of Buhoma and Nkuringo. They offer several hotels, lodges as well as budget campsites for visitors. Tracking gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park required a tracking permit that costs $600. The price goes down in April and May to $350 as these are rainy months. Seasonal rains certainly decreases the price for permits and accommodation, but they also make movement through the thick jungle extremely difficult and sometimes even dangerous. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park 2.5 meters of precipitations annually and most of them fall in the months of March through May.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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