Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park is Ugandas prime Gorilla conservation area, whilst only a small area this is home to nearly half of the remaining population of Mountain Gorillas. There are currently 17 groups that are habituated across the country and with permit prices under half that of neighbouring Rwanda it is currently our top primate destination.
Bwindi has some great accommodation options from simple and rustic to the luxurious but let us not forget, the reason for coming here is to get the chance to spend some time with this wonderful but endangered animal. While the number of permits have been increased for 2019 there are still limited spaces and the increase of the rate in Rwanda has meant that Uganda is becoming more popular so it is vital to book early to get the tracking permits.
Although the Gorillas are definitely the draw to this part of Uganda it is important to mention that Bwindi is host to a whole variety of mammals as well as some of Africa’s best birdlife.