Home to half the world's Mountain Gorilla's
On the edge of the Rift Valley, in southwest Uganda, is Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. One of Uganda’s oldest and most biologically diverse rain forests, with a history spanning over 25,000 years and home to around 400 plant species, envelops its mist-covered hillsides. More famously, this “impenetrable jungle” is also home to 459 mountain gorillas, or approximately half of the species’ total population. These gorillas are divided into numerous habituated groups that may be tracked.
This biologically diverse region also provides shelter to a further 120 mammals, including several primate species such as baboons and chimpanzees, as well as elephants and antelopes. There are around 350 species of birds hosted in this forest, including 23 Albertine Rift endemics.