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The dense forests of Bwindi in the south-west corner of Uganda are home to over half of the world’s small population of the endangered mountain gorilla.

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is 331 km² and supports almost half the world’s population of mountain gorillas. It is one of Africa’s richest rainforests and is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Bwindi is more than 25,000 years old and ranges in altitude from 1,160m to 2,607m above sea level.

The forest’s age and altitude give Bwindi abundant biodiversity. More than 320 tree species have been recorded here, which are home to 310 butterflies, 88 moth, 51 reptile and 120 mammal species, including a further nine primates, such as chimpanzees, olive baboons, black and white colobus monkeys, grey-cheeked mangabey and blue, red-tailed and L'Hoest monkeys. The forest is alive with birdsong (Bwindi Impenetrable Forest has been named as one of Africa’s top 10 birding destinations by the African Birding Club).

Gorilla trekking

An essential guide to gorilla trekking in Rwanda & Uganda

Before Sir David Attenborough’s landmark TV programme, Life On Earth, gorillas were seen largely in a negative light, based on King Kong and cheap B-movie monsters. At one point, a survey of the world’s most feared animals featured gorillas alongside sharks and spiders. Seeing this popular TV personality interacting with friendly gorillas changed all that...read more

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park Tours

Private Uganda Safari

8 day safari through the Pearl of Africa

8 daysFrom $1,840
Queen Elizabeth National Park, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Lake Victoria
Tour Type Private guided tour
Activity Safari, Luxury, Adventure, Hiking & Trekking, Active, Nature & Wildlife, National Parks, Culture, Indigenous Tourism

Gorilla Express Scheduled Safari

Trek mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

6 daysFrom $2,630
Queen Elizabeth National Park, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Lake Victoria
Tour Type Small group tour
Activity Safari, Luxury, Adventure, Hiking & Trekking, Active, Nature & Wildlife, Birdwatching, National Parks, Solo Travel

The Ultimate Uganda Private Safari

12 day safari through Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and Queen Elizabeth National Park

12 daysFrom $4,345
Queen Elizabeth National Park, Murchison Falls National Park, Kibale Forest National Park, Kazinga Channel, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Lake Victoria
Tour Type Private guided tour
Activity Safari, Luxury, Adventure, Hiking & Trekking, Active, Nature & Wildlife, National Parks, Culture, Indigenous Tourism

Uganda and Rwanda Scheduled Safari

8 days exploring the national parks of Uganda and Rwanda

8 daysFrom $4,245
Rwanda, Uganda
Tour Type Small group tour
Activity Safari, Luxury, Adventure, Hiking & Trekking, Active, Nature & Wildlife, National Parks, Culture, History, Solo Travel

Ugandan Primate Habitat Safari

Witness the great apes, chimpanzees and golden monkeys of Uganda

18 daysFrom $0
Murchison Falls National Park, Kibale Forest National Park, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Kidepo Valley, Lake Mburo National Park, Jinja
Tour Type Custom itinerary, Private guided tour
Activity Safari, Luxury, Family, Adventure, Water Sports, Active, Walking, Horseback Riding, Nature & Wildlife, Photography, Birdwatching, National Parks, Culture, Cities

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park Travel Companies

Tailormade Africa

Luxury safaris experts
East Africa
Custom itinerary, Private guided tour
Safari, Nature & Wildlife, Photography, Birdwatching, National Parks, Responsible Travel, Eco-travel

CTPH Gorilla Conservation Camp

Affordable lodging at at one of Uganda’s leading conservation centres
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Custom itinerary, Private guided tour
Safari, Active, Nature & Wildlife, Responsible Travel

Heritage Safaris

Rwandan-owned safari specialist
East Africa
Custom itinerary, Private guided tour
Safari, Family, Adventure, Hiking & Trekking, Active, Nature & Wildlife, Photography, Birdwatching, National Parks, Responsible Travel, Eco-travel, Community-led Tourism

Wild Frontiers

Safaris into East, West and Southern Africa
East Africa, Southern Africa
Custom itinerary, Small group tour, Private guided tour
Safari, Adventure, Hiking & Trekking, Active, Overlanding, Camping, Nature & Wildlife, Photography, National Parks, Culture, Indigenous Tourism, Solo Travel

Rwanda Eco Company & Safaris

Tailor made gorilla and wildlife safaris
East Africa, Central Africa
Custom itinerary, Private guided tour
Safari, Adventure, Backpacking, Hiking & Trekking, Active, Overlanding, Nature & Wildlife, National Parks, Culture, Indigenous Tourism, History, Responsible Travel, Eco-travel, Community-led Tourism

Pamoja Safaris

Supporting the community through tours and travel
East Africa, Central Africa
Custom itinerary, Private guided tour
Safari, Luxury, Family, Adventure, Active, Walking, Camping, Nature & Wildlife, Photography, Birdwatching, National Parks, Culture, Cities

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