History and facts of Bwindi impenetrable National park – Mubwindi swamp – Gorilla trekking Safaris in Bwndi Forest
History and facts of Bwindi impenetrable national park – Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in Uganda is famous for gorilla tracking and gorilla habituation and birding safaris. There are about 880 mountain gorillas in the whole world and half of these gentle Mountain gorillas call Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and Mgahinga Gorilla National park their home which was made wildlife Reserve in 1932 and gazetted as a national park in 1991. The forest located in South Western Uganda bordering Rwanda and Congo. Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park is a world UNESCO heritage is close to other national parks in Uganda that include Queen Elizabeth National park, Kibale National park, Rwenzori Mountain National park and Semliki National park. This makes it easy for visitors on a Uganda – Rwanda safari to easily combine gorilla tours with chimpanzee and wildlife safaris in the national parks mentioned above.
About a hundred years, many people migrated from Rwanda, democratic republic of Congo and the southern part of the forest to the area north of the forest. At that time, the area north of the forest was sparsely populated. To get the, most people had to walk along the way in the forest.
The Tale tells us that a family was attempting to cross the forest and came to a large swamp. The spirits of the swamp saw that one of the family members was a beautiful young maiden named Nyinamukari. Give us the maiden said the spirits, and we will let you cross the swamp safely. Caught in this dilemma, the family stayed on the edge of the swamp for two days, not knowing what to do .finally they had abandoned, so they threw to return back to their home as they had decided it to be impossible for them. So they threw Nyinamukari into the swamp and crossed safely to the other side of the forest.
The Tale about the sacrificed maiden spread though out the area and people began to fear the forest and the swamp in particular. People began to call the place Mubwindi Bwa Nyinamukari and Nyinamukari was the name of the maiden.