Activities in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park
The 4 (Four) main Activities in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is known to be the most biologically diverse forest in Africa, its altitude ranges from1, 160m and 260m above sea level. The Bwindi National Park is located in the southwest of Uganda, more than half the world’s remaining gorilla population is dwelling in Bwindi: an estimation of over 450 members. It was established in 1991 and in 1994 the park was listed among world heritage sites.
The park harbors 120 mammals species this includes rodents, bats, Lonest, red-tailed and blue monkey, olive, baboon, black and white colobus monkey, and elephants seldom seen by tourists. It’s also a home of 350 bird species include black bee, regal sunbird, western thinker bird, mountain masked palis, giant kingfisher, strange weaver, little rush warbler, crown hornbill among others, and a least 14 birds are recorded nowhere else in Uganda among them white-tailed blue flycatcher, brown necked parrot, Frazer eagle owl, white-bellied robin chat.
The name Bwindi comes from the local word Mubwindi Bwa Nyinamukari which was commonly referred to as the Mubwindi swamp in the southeast of Bwindi. It all started when parents asked for help and guidance from the swamp spirit so the spirits told the parents if they would only sacrifice their most beautiful daughter who was called Nyinamukari. After they threw the girl in water so they crossed safely to another side.When the news spread people stopped going to the swamp calling it “Mubwindi Bwa Nyinamukari”
If one is planning a trip to Uganda don’t miss the great experience of Bwindi impenetrable national park and there are 4 (Four) main Activities in Bwindi impenetrable national park.
Gorilla trekking experience
This is an experience that can never miss on your travel plan. Gorilla trekking in Uganda is one of the top African primate tracking activity with these gentle giants being the only great apes. Uganda gorilla safaris are very popular because of the amazing experience and that’s why there are set gorilla trekking rules and regulations in Uganda.
This is the process when visitors spend more time interacting with mountain gorillas while feeding them and whereby the gorillas are taken through a period of getting familiar, comfortable with human presence. The experience takes four hours starting at 7:30 am local time which is earlier than 8:00 am for gorilla trekking. Therefore, if you book for the experience, ensure to wake up early and transfer to the park headquarters for the start of gorilla habituation.
Mountain gorilla habituation can be done in the Rushaga sector of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Bikyingi gorilla group is one of the gorilla groups that are present for a gorilla habituation experience. The group has 21 individuals and among them include 1 silverback, 2 sub-adults, 9 adult females, and 9 infant gorillas. The other group is the Bushasho gorilla group. Gorilla habituation is a lifetime experience one can never forget. When you trust Jewel safari we shall prepare you for a great gorilla habituation experience with wildlife.
This moment provides a genuine opportunity to experience something of traditional Batwa forest culture. The experience involves interaction like food gathering, fire lighting, dances, and folk songs among others. The Batwa cultural experience is practiced by people known as pygmies. To have a satisfying Bwindi impenetrable safari including the Batwa experience is a must.
Take a beautiful walk through various trails in the forest. You can also reach the river Bubale in the lower parts of the trails, listen to sounds of birds singing as you move through the forest around as guided by the Uganda wildlife rangers, and have sights of other animal species present in the area.
There are six main nature trails for tourists who would want to explore the impenetrable forest. These include Muyanga waterfall walk, Rushura Hill walk, Muzubijiro Loop, the Ivi Riverwalk, Buhoma-Nkuringo trail, and the Habinyanja trail. These trails vary and offer different nature walk experiences with most of them starting from the Buhoma sector.
What could beat the experience of walking within a very natural environment through a jungle that is almost impenetrable and home to very many unique species? For those who would want to relax and have a great nature walk experience, do not hesitate to book the experience with jewel safaris.
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