An exceptional place to see mountain gorillas

Home to 17 habituated mountain gorilla families, Bwindi is an exceptional place to see these glorious primates. Gazetted as a national park in 1991, and declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1994, Bwindi is a lovely park just to spend time in, aside from the beautiful primates which roam its forest floors.

What makes Bwindi so extraordinary?

Exceptional gorilla viewing

Historically, Rwanda has been the place to see gorillas and a common misconception is that they are harder to find in Uganda. This is simply not true. 99% of guests who trek to see them encounter these wonderful creatures in Bwindi. Once found, the gorillas offer travellers a rare insight into the subtle nuances of humanity. So closely related, trekkers relish in the gorillas’ behaviour, and are left with a sense of awe and wonderment that these amazing creatures exist on the same planet as us today. Gorilla trekking is an unbeatable experience, and Bwindi is a fantastic place to do it.

Huge biodiversity

As Uganda’s oldest forest dating back to 25,000 years ago, Bwindi has had time to bloom and thrive as an ecological Eden. As well as being home to the mountain gorillas, 120 species of mammals can be found under the misty blanket of this formidable leafy labyrinth. The forest is made up of 400 different plant varieties, and antelopes, elephants as well as chimpanzees and baboons call it home. There is so much to be enjoyed here, and an awful lot to learn from passionate people who guide you through the maze-like forest floor.

Explore Uganda

Known as the “Pearl of Africa”, Uganda is captivatingly beautiful. With so many ways to explore via canoe, on foot or by vehicle, Uganda is an adventurers paradise. Home to the sought after mountain gorillas, an up and coming safari scene and boisterous chimpanzees; this country is exciting, spirited and full of unforgettable experiences.