Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

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Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

gorilla-trackingtourIts found in Uganda in the Southwestern Uganda, on the edge of the Albertine Rift and its shared by three different districts which are; Kisoro, Kanungu and Kabale districts. The distance from Kampala, which takes 10 hours is approximately 534Km from the city. The park is boardering the Democratic Republic of Congo.

With 326 gorillas, Bwindi is home to almost half of the world’s population of mountain gorillas. This true African jungle covers 33.000 hectares, with about 400 species of snakes, about 250 species of trees, 27 species of frogs, over 250 species of butterflies, lizards, chameleons, geckos, chimpanzees, gorillas and baboons.

The altitude of Bwindi is about 1,190m to 2,607m. While the highest point occurs in Rwamunyonyi hill on its Eastern edge, the lowest occurs in the northern most tip of the park. And it’s a tropical kind of climate, having 2 rainfall peaks, which start from March to May and then from September to November. The range of the annual mean temperature is from 7-150C as the minimum to 20-280C as maximum.

The Batwa pygmies who were hunter-gatherers are believed to be the original inhabitants of the forest. And the other neighbouring people are the Bakiga and Bakonjo. Their population is in the range of 350 persons per square kilometre.

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