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5 Best Tourist Attractions In Bwindi Impenetrable National Park -What Things To See
There are a number of attractions to see in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. We have put together the best things to see in Bwindi National Park:-
- Mountain Gorillas in Bwindi
- Other animals in Bwindi National Park
- Birds in Bwindi Impenetrable National park
- Butterflies of Bwindi Impenetrable
- The Batwa pygmies, Bwindi National Park
- Mountain gorillas; over 459 mountain gorillas
- Other animals; L’Hoest’s Monkeys, Black-and-white colobus monkeys, Red-tailed Monkeys, Blue Monkeys, chimpanzees, duikers, and Elephants.
- Diverse birdlife; over 350 bird species including African green broadbill, Handsome Francolin, Rwenzori turaco, Rwenzori nightjar, Dwarf honeyguide, Kivu ground thrush, Red-throated alethe, Archer’s robin-chat, Dusky Crimsonwing, and Shelly’s Crimsonwing
Below is a detailed description of all attractions to see in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park on Uganda gorilla safaris.
1. Mountain Gorillas In Bwindi
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park’s most famous residents are mountain gorillas which number around 459 (almost half of the world’s population). Mountain Gorillas are the most popular attractions to see in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
They are split across 50 families; with 13 solitary individuals according to the most recent survey, undertaken in 2018.
The park has 19 habituated gorillas families set for the gorilla trekking experience.
Mountain Gorillas are among the earth’s rarest and most majestic creatures. They are very special creatures and before you travel to Uganda to see them, you should research and learn as much as you can about them.
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2. Other Animals In Bwindi National Park
Aside from gorillas, Bwindi holds over 120 species of mammals, more than any National Park of Uganda except Queen Elizabeth. Other 10 species of primates are present in a list that include;
- Chimpanzees; a population of about 400 individuals who are unhabituated.
- L’Hoest’s Monkeys
- De Brazza Monkeys
- Red-tailed Monkeys
- Olive Baboons
- Blue Monkeys
- Black-and-white colobus monkeys
- Grey-cheeked mangabeys
- Needle-clawed bushbaby
Among the Big Five, only elephants are present southeast of the park and are rarely seen by visitors. Six antelope species of antelopes occur in the park; bushbucks and five types of duikers including;
- Black-Fronted Duiker
- Yellow Backed Duiker
- Peter’s Duiker
- White-Bellied Duiker
- Blue Duiker
3. Birds In Bwindi Impenetrable National park
A total of 350 bird species have been recorded in Bwindi and they are one of the best attractions to see in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
This is a remarkably high figure of birds considering that it includes very few water-associated birds.
Of particular interest to visitors on bird-watching safaris in Uganda are the 23 Albertine rift endemics (which is 90% of all Albertine Rift endemics) including;
- African Green Broadbill
- Handsome Francolin
- Rwenzori Turaco
- Rwenzori Nightjar
- Dwarf Honeyguide
- Kivu Ground Thrush
- Red-Throated- Alethe
- Archer’s Robin-Chat
- Rwenzori Apalis
- Mountain Masked Apalis
- Grauer’s Swamp Warbler
- Grauer’s Warbler
- Neumann’s Warbler
- Yellow-Eyed Black Flycatcher
- Chapin’s Flycatcher
- Rwenzori Batis
- Stripe-Breasted Tit
- Blue-Headed Sunbird
- Regal Sunbird
- Rwenzori Double-Collared Sunbird
- Purple Breasted Sunbird
- Dusky Crimsonwing
- Shelly’s Crimsonwing
4. Butterflies Of Bwindi Impenetrable
Bwindi also hosts over 200 species of butterflies including 8 Albertine endemics, and dedicated butterfly watchers on Uganda tours might hope to identify more than 50 species in one day.
Among the butterflies to look for in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park include;
- Cream Banded Swallowtail
- Graphium Gudenusi
- Charaxes foumierae, and
- The endangered African giant swallowtail
5. The Batwa Pygmies, Bwindi National Park
A Uganda safari to Bwindi Forest National Park also offers travelers an opportunity to visit the Batwa pygmy people around the park and explore their rich and distinct culture.
In Uganda, every tribe has its story of existence and so do the Batwa pygmies, adding to the list of amazing things to see in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Traditionally the interior of Bwindi was home to these Batwa people.
They believe that their creator gave some people height, others prosperous land, but when he got to the Batwa, there were no more such gifts, and so he gave them the rainforest.
The Batwa lived in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest peacefully and happily as hunters, gatherers, and fierce warriors.
They depended on the forest for shelter, firewood, and herbs as medicine for thousands of years.
Due to the prominent Bwindi Gorilla conservation efforts, the Batwa are now leaving outside Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, learning farming and other economic activities for survival.