Welcome to Visit Bwindi, an online guide which offers everything you need to plan a perfect safari to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Looking for a gorilla safari in Bwindi Forest? Plan your gorilla trek in Bwindi Forest, book gorilla permits and tours online with one of the trusted and reliable tour operators. Looking for accommodation during your gorilla tour? Choose from a wide assortment of accommodation options including budget lodges, mid range, upmarket safari lodges and possible options for camping. We help you with all the information you need to plan a great gorilla watching adventure in Bwindi Impenetrable forest and present to you the amenities and location perfect for you.
Have you considered visiting Bwindi Impenetrable National Park? Bwindi is a magnificent verdant swathe across the steep ridges of the Albertine Rift Valley. This ancient rainforest - one of the few in Africa to have flourished throughout the last Ice Age - is home to nearly half of the world's mountain gorillas. The national park has 90 mammal species, including 11 primates and lots of plants.
Most travelers reach Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park from either Kampala and Kigali in Rwanda. Most all inclusive safaris either start in Kampala or Entebbe (uganda) or Kigali (Rwanda).
Whether you planning to travel independently using a self drive car or public transportation here are the directions to the park.
Watching the gorillas in the wild is a very captivating activity. Every year hundreds of visitors visit Bwindi Impenetrable Forest national to visit the mountain gorillas in their natural habitat – an activity referred to as gorilla trekking or gorilla tracking.
Find information on gorilla trekking, different locations for gorilla watching, things to pack, best times to go, and more.
For one to go gorilla trekking in Bwindi, you must have a gorilla permit. It is easy to book gorilla permits for Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
Currently gorilla permits cost USD 600 per permit including park including entry fee and are booked on first come first serve basis. Gorilla permits can be booked at the Uganda Wildlife Authority Offices in Kamwokya, Kampala or through local tour operators who get availability updates online from UWA.
Are you planning to take a gorilla trek in Bwindi? Learn about the travel accessories and trekking gear that you need to pack so that you can have a successful trek in Bwindi
We have created a standard packing list to guide you in packing for your trek. Remember packing and travel preparation has never been easier and our checklist will guide you not to forget everything.
Looking deep into the expressive brown eyes of these gentle giants is surely the most exciting and poignant wildlife encounter that Africa has to offer.
Gorilla tracking is a very captivating activity; it involves walking in the wilderness in search of these great apes. It can be a challenging activity, therefore ensure physical fitness. Eight people are permitted per group per day. So far, there are 12 habituated gorilla groups for viewing in the forest.