Bwindi Forest National Park
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is found in the south western part of Uganda where the mountain forests and plain meet. It has more than 160 species of trees ,birds, ferns, butterflies as well as other endangered species like the mountain gorillas. It covers 32000 ha hence its exceptional diversity.
In 1932, it was divided into two blocks called the Crown Forest Reserves .These included the northern block “Kayonza Crown Forest Reserve” and the southern block “Kasatora Crown Forest Reserve”. Being Combined together, enlarged and protected, these covered 207 square kilometers and were renamed the Impenetrable Central Crown Forest which covered 298 square kilometers under the joint control of the Ugandan government’s game and forest departments.
In 1964, the reserve became a habitat providing protection to various wildlife species like the mountain gorillas hence called the Impenetrable Central Forest Reserve. In 1966, other two forest reserves were added to the main reserve there by increasing its area to 321 square kilometers. The park continued to be managed both as a game and forest reserve.
In 1991 the Impenetrable Central Forest , Mgahinga Gorilla and Rwenzori Mountains reserves were designated as a national park ie Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. This covered 330.8 square kilometers and was meant to protect various wildlife species like the mountain gorilla hence a large impact on the Batwa/ pygmy people since most were evicted from the forest and could not access the park with its resources. Gorilla tracking became a tourist activity in April 1993 and the park became a popular tourist destination since in 1994 it was inscribed on the World Heritage List .
Gorilla Trekking; Bwindi Impenetrable National Park provides outstanding gorilla tracking experiences. It also acts as refuge to chimpanzee, monkeys, elephants, various small antelope and bird species. If you book a Uganda safari without Gorilla trekking then you will miss out an opportunity to watch the rare and threatened gorillas and to enjoy Gorilla Trekking in Uganda find the list of reliable Gorilla Safari Companies to have an Organized 3 Days Uganda gorilla Safari or 5 Days Rwanda Gorilla Safari.