Visit Bwindi impenetrable National Park – Gorilla trekking regions and Gorilla trekking permits at $700 per person
Visit Bwindi impenetrable National Park – Bwindi Impenetrable National Park lies in south-western Uganda on the edge of the Rift Valley. Its mist-covered hillsides are blanketed by one of Uganda’s oldest and most biologically diverse rainforests, which dates back over 25,000 years and contains almost 400 species of plants. More famously, this “impenetrable forest” also protects an estimated 400 mountain gorillas – roughly half of the world’s population, including several habituated groups, which can be tracked.
This biologically diverse region also provides shelter to a further 120 mammals, including several primate species such as baboons and chimpanzees, as well as elephants and antelopes. There are around 350 species of birds hosted in this forest, including 23 Albertine Rift endemics.
The neighboring towns of Buhoma and Nkuringo both have an impressive array of luxury lodges, rustic bandas and budget campsites, as well as restaurants, craft stalls and guiding services. Opportunities abound to discover the local Bakiga and Batwa Pygmy cultures through performances, workshops and village walks.
Important water falls hikes
- Muyanga waterfall
Muyanga waterfalls are found in Buhoma sector, the Northern gorilla trekking region of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Enthusiastic hikers can take a hike or walk to these magical waterfalls after striking their imaginations with the rare mountain gorillas. The hikes to Muyanga waterfalls take you through the lush rainforest and partially bush track with log bridges at river crossings. It is about 9kms walk but incredibly, it rewards hikers or nature lovers on Uganda safari in Bwindi National Park. Hikers are escorted by professional park ranger guides and hikes start from the Buhoma area through the River Ivi Nkuringo trail. These waterfalls comprise of 3 levels and while here, you will be amazed by the picturesque view as they plummet 33 meters. Hiking to Muyanga waterfalls also rewards hikers with incredible sights at varied primates, birds and unique flora.
Other trails to hike in the Buhoma area beside the Muyanga river trail include Muzabajiro Loop trail, River Ivy trail, and Rushura hill trail.
Where to stay in Buhoma region?
Buhoma area is comprised of accommodation choices like Gorilla Forest Camp, Buhoma Lodge, Silverback Lodge, and Buhoma Community Rest Camp.
- Bayenda waterfalls
Visit Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and discover the scenic Bayenda waterfalls. These picturesque waterfalls are in the Rushaga sector, the southern region of Bwindi National Park. Unlike other waterfalls, Bayenda waterfalls are not known to many thus offering hikers with authentic experiences. Bayenda waterfalls are set in between the large trees and rocks, providing the most scenic view to visitors with the feel of water drops. While here, don’t miss the powerful roar of the falls and enjoy the fresh air.
You can incorporate your guided nature walk to Bayenda waterfalls with gorilla trekking adventures in Rushaga region. The gorilla families to trek in Rushaga area include Kutu, Mucunguzi, Nshongi, Mishaya, Busingye, Kahungye, Bikingi, Bweza and Rwingi.
Where to stay in Rushaga?
The best accommodation choices to spend a night at Rushaga area of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park include among others Rushaga Gorilla Camp, Nshongi Gorilla Camp, Rushaga Gorilla Havens Lodge and Gorilla Safari Lodge.
Other tourist attractions to explore when you visit Bwindi impenetrable National Park
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is a prominent home to the rare mountain gorillas and about half of all 1004 of these unique apes are confined here, chimpanzees, black and white colobus monkeys, over 350 bird species which make it an ideal birding site in Uganda, over 400 plant species, elephants, antelopes to mention but a few.
In summary, Bwindi National Park is not only popular for mountain gorillas but also prides itself as a home to scenic waterfalls which you can explore while on nature walk/hiking. Contact Great Adventure Safaris to Visit Bwindi impenetrable National Park.