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Visit Bwindi – A Compete Guide to Planning a Safari in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

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 rain forest – 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.

Bwindi Tours & Experiences

Would you like to experience something new in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest? Here are some of the best tours, activities and experiences that you can try out during your safari in Uganda.

Activities

There are lots of things to do in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Whether you are an outdoor adventure traveler wanting to hike the trails or looking to meeting the mountain gorillas in the wild, you will find your bliss in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.

Gorilla Trekking

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Gorilla trekking is a very captivating activity. Every year hundreds of visitors visit Bwindi to see 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 trekking, things to pack, best times to go, and more. Read More

Hiking in Bwindi

Hiking in Bwindi Forest
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is one of the best places for hiking. Recently it was voted by CNN as the best hiking destination. There are several trails in Bwindi developed to explore the impenetrable forest in depth. Here are the best hiking trails within Bwindi National Park. Read More

Batwa Forest Experience

Batwa Experience
The Batwa Trail is a must do while in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Enjoy an aunthentic Batwa Experience  within Buhoma or Rushaga, the past home of these people. Get back in time with the Batwa life that they used to enjoy before their eviction from the forest. Read More

Plan Your Tour to Bwindi

Have you decided to visit Bwindi Impenetrable Forest? Now let’s get planning so once you step foot in the park you have only the time to experience the forest and its treasures. You do not need to be distracted by the logistics of the trip itself. Whether you are planning a gorilla trek or a hiking tour, the information below is resourceful.

What to Pack

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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. Read More

Getting There

Getting There
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. Read More

Gorilla Permits

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For one to go gorilla trekking in Bwindi, you must have a gorilla permit. Currently gorilla permits cost USD 600 per permit for all bookings before July 1st 2020. For bookings from July 2020, the permit costs US$700. Passes are booked on first come first serve basis and can be booked at the Uganda Wildlife Authority Offices in Kamwokya, Kampala or through local tour operators who get availability updates online from UWA. Read More

Gorilla Trekking

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.

Plan Your Trip to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Congratulations on choosing to travel to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. You’ve decided to Visit the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park! You won’t regret it – now let’s get planning. Whether you are planning to take a gorilla trek or a nature walk, Bwindi Forest is a great place to be.

5 Steps to Planning a Trip to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Step 1: Read about Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and get to know the different things to see and activities to do within the park. If you get stuck in anyway, contact us vial email so that we can help you plan your trip.

Step 2: Decide how you’ll travel to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Most people do a road trip vacation either starting from Kampala or Entebbe. There are also road trips from Kigali, Rwanda. You can also fly to a smaller airport at Kihihi or Kisoro and get transferred by car to the lodge. Once you get to the park, you’ll need a vehicle, bike, or tour transportation to get around.

Step 3: Choose the different Bwindi attractions that you are most interested in seeing during your visit. Bwindi Impenetrable Park is a large park with several entrances and if you are planning to take a gorilla trek, you should be knowing the sector where you are to track the endangered gorillas from. You can also visit our safari ideas page to get suggested itineraries and tips on traveling on Bwindi Forest. Decide what you want to do and see before you search for lodging options available.

Step 4: You can make your tour reservation or make direct reservations with your preferred safari lodge. You sould also book your gorilla permit well in advance with the UWA or a local tour operator. Depending on what time of year you are visiting Bwindi, you’ll need to make your necessary bookings well in advance.

Step 5: Before you go, check our page about Bwindi Forest, when to visit, weather and climate,things to pack, clothing and more so you can get the right gear for your tour.

We know you’ll have a wonderful time!

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2 Replies to “Home”

Alan
September 11, 2019
Do I have to get a guide for just hiking the trails in Bwindi forest? I'm a very profetional hiker. Is there any laws from UWA about this?
    admin
    September 20, 2019
    Thank you Alan for the question. All tours are guided by the Uganda Wildlife Ranger. Since this is a large forest you need to be guided. You can easily get lost in the jungle if you are not guided by a local who knows more about the trails and thus you need one.