Uganda is a country in the heart of Africa, bordering South Sudan, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
The climate in the country has made it possible to shape interesting ecosystems.
Let us take a look at the Bwindi National Park, which originated in the Bwindi Independent Forest. It is located in the south-east of the country, bordering the Democratic Republic of the Congo in the west.
Its grounds, due to the age of the forest, have one of the richest environments on the continent. For this reason, the park has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
There live about 120 animal species, 350 bird species, 202 butterfly species and many endangered species of reptiles and amphibians and about 270 species of trees, shrubs and plants.
The main attraction of the park is the area inhabited by primates such as chimpanzees, mountain lemurs, baboons, blue and red monkeys, and the white and black gecko.
The gorgeous mountain gorillas, however, are a great delight. They live here 340 and it is almost half of their population in the world.
These amazing animals are endangered species, mainly affected by diseases and poaching. However, research shows that their number in the park increased by 20 in four years.
Gorillas, however, are not living in captivity. They are under protection. There are four families of gorillas accustomed to human presence: Mubare, Habinyanja, Rushegur and Nkuringo.
The National Park of Bwindi covers 331 square meters and can only be reached on foot or by bicycle. It is crossed by numerous river valleys and steep hills.
Elevation above sea level ranges from 1160 to 2600 meters. There is a tropical climate in the park. It can be visited at any time of the year, however, during the rainy season, it is difficult.
The park operates under the Uganda Wildlife Authority. Even though it is under strict protection, there are some tribes living in the vicinity of the park, such as the Bakiga and Bafumbira.
Admission to the park is free, but for the participation in the escapade of gorilla hunting you have to pay some specified amount of money.
However, the willingness is not lacking. Reservations are made in advance because visits to habitats acclimated to the presence of a gorilla man take place approximately 8 times a month.
Watching a gorilla is an unforgettable experience. Be the story teller because being in touch with these wonderful animals is worth every effort.(Uganda Gorilla Trekking Safaris)