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Take the Gorilla Safari Path on a Private Tour of Bwindi National Park
When you take a private tour of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, you are on the path to an experience of a lifetime on a Gorilla Safari tour.
When you visit Uganda for safari, it is highly recommended that you travel to the Southwest of the country and to the mountainous Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
This magnificent National Park is listed with UNESCO World Heritage Centre and is one of the most ancient habitats of Africa. When most of the forests in the continent disappeared, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park survived even the Ice Age.
Thanks to the age, size and altitude of the park, there is a huge diversity of fauna and flora. There are at least 120 species of mammal, 350 species of bird and over 400 varieties of plant.
Activities that can be done when you are in the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park are may variations of safari, trekking, mountain bike trails, hiking, visit the Batwa people in their part of the forest, the Buhoma Village Walk and birdwatching.
There Is No Better Tour in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park Than the Gorilla Tracking Safari Tour
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is home and protection to around half the world's population of mountain gorillas and to experience the Gorilla Tracking Safari Tour here, is an adventure like no other.
These tours are only allowed with permits because of the tourist's safety, as well as the gorillas, are paramount and too many people at the one time might spook them.
Animals that you can see on other safari tours in this national park include chimpanzees, vervet monkeys, baboons, forest elephants duikers, giant forest hogs, black and white colobus and the red-tailed guenon.
Bird watchers are in for a treat when they come here because it is home to the likes of Shelley crimson wing, African green broadbill, cinnamon-chested bee-eaters and many other rare and wonderful species of bird.
Top Things to Do in Bwindi National Park
Travel Tips for Bwindi National Park
It is possible to view wildlife including Gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park all year round; however, it is recommended to go during the months of June to August and December to February. The reason being, these months have is less rain, the trails through the forest are not as slippy and are more passable. For bird watching the wet months are actually the best time, March to April and September to November.
The cost of safari tours in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park varies from tour to tour. Depending on what you want to see, how you want to get there (walking, biking, hiking) and whether you go for a 1-day safari tour of more, the prices will change. On average the starting price for a basic tour is US$150. A safari tour with Gorillas is more expensive as special permits have to be bought which is included in the price.
When deciding on going on a safari tour holiday, make sure you do as much research as possible. Book all safari tours you wish to take in advance of traveling if they are not included in the full package. Be sure to have any shots needed in good time. Although the weather is good during the day, it is advisable to have warm clothing for nighttime. When it is hot on safari make sure to bring and drink lots of water.
The weather in Bwindi Impenetrable National park is very similar all year long due to its distance to the equator. The temperatures during the day average around 23 degrees Celsius and then it takes a drop at nighttime to around 11 degrees Celsius. Rain can happen at any stage, there is no dry season just a drier season during the months of June to August and December to February. The wettest months are October and November.
Enjoy the Fastest water falls in the world, high concentration of Chimpanzees to the amazing Kazinga channel of Queen Elizabeth and the memorable Gorillas.
Trek deep into the Ugandan rainforest and meet wild mountain gorilla families in their natural habitat. Enjoy once-in-a-lifetime wildlife encounters, experience Ugandan culture at a local village, and stay at luxurious forest lodges.