Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is for those who want to experience African jungle on foot and dreaming about meeting our nearest wildlife species, the endangered mountain gorilla.
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The National Park is part of the large Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, a large and dense jungle that lies along the border with Democratic Republic of Congo, next to the Virunga National Park and Rift Valley.
The jungle is so dense that the only way to get there is on foot. It is treated with enormous respect and is one of the richest ecosystems in Africa and part of UNESCO World Heritage List.
The relatively few people in the area along with the dense vegetation have made the forest a shelter for most shady monkeys, chimpanzees and the so-called extinct mountain gorillas.
In this area around 340 gorillas live, this accounts for about half of the world’s total stock.
Bwindi became a national park in 1991 but has been a reserve since 1932. The tropical climate and the country’s topography provide pleasant temperatures very rarely above 27 degrees.
And the site therefore, has unique scenery, which must be experienced to be understood.
The park is on the west side of the spreading zone, where the African continent is slowly sliding apart, and this gives a rough terrain with narrow gorges, valleys, many rivers and steep slopes.
In fact, about 60% of the park is at more than 2000 meters. The area has rainy periods in April, May, November and December hence creating strong currents, flowing through the park in a network of relatively large rivers.(Uganda, The Pearl of Africa)