Inside Bwindi Impenetrable national park- a must visit Uganda’s glorious tourism site

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The slogan, Uganda-The Pearl of Africa was made famous by Winston Churchill in his book titled , “My African journey” that widely talked about his trip to Uganda in 1907. Winston Churchill was so amazed and enthused about what he found in Uganda.

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is located in Southwestern region of Uganda and has the richest ecosystem in Africa.

Proudly, Bwindi Impenetrable NP has about a half of the world’s population of endangered mountain gorillas, 14 habituated mountain gorilla groups open to tourism in four sections of Buhoma, Ruhijja, Rushaga and Nkuringo.

The most diverse forest in East Africa, Bwindi Impenetrable forest’s main activities are gorilla trekking, mountain biking/cycling, hiking, nature walk, birding and among others.

The National Park has over 160 species of trees, 120 species of mammals, 27 species of frogs, geckos, chameleons, 220 species of butterflies, 348 species of bird, over 1000 species of flowering plants and many others.

Bwindi has very beautiful sceneries and is located amidst one of the most densely populated communities of Bakiga, Batwa and Bafumbira.

Local community around Bwindi often collects herbal medicine from the forest, weaving materials and bee keeping.

Training and other opportunities have advanced the business skills of communities which has improved on their livelihood.

In addition to providing full scale security to tourists, government has also licensed several companies providing hospitality services to tourists.

Accommodation has been provided by different companies to the tourists.

The government has also provided good infrastructure that enables easy access to the national park.

Government has also licensed different companies who have provided transportation to the different tourists from various locations from the country.

 

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