A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is home to more than half of its remaining mountain gorillas. Bwindi is considered the richest biodiversity forest in East Africa, with hundreds of plant species, birds, and other wildlife.
The main tourist activity in the park is trekking the mountain gorillas. Bwindi has different habituated gorillas groups open for tracking. There are groups in the northern sector of the park, one in Ruhija, and 6 groups in the southern sector, in the Kisoro district – 5 of which are in Rushaga, and the other one is Nkuringo.
We advise all travelers interested in tracking the gorillas to book the trekking permits in advance since last-minute bookings might not work out, especially in high season months, June to October. In Uganda, one gorilla permit costs $700 compared to the $1,500 charged in Rwanda (July 2020).
Chances of seeing the gorillas during gorilla trekking at Bwindi National Park
The chance of seeing the mountain gorillas on a trek in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is nearly 99%. Uganda has about 20 gorilla families that have gone through the habituation process and are visited regularly by people from all over the world. 19 of these groups are found in Bwindi National Park, and one group, Nyakagezi (as locally known), is located in the nearby Mgahinga Gorilla National Park.
All you need is a gorilla tracking permit, and you are much guaranteed to encounter the great apes in their forest homeland. Book your gorilla trek in Uganda and experience the wonders of nature at Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
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