Bwindi is an ancient highland forest in south western Uganda and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Home of the gorillas
Bwindi’s 350 square kilometers of pristine rainforest is a sanctuary for approximately 400 mountain gorillas (almost half of the world’s total population) and is also the only forest on the continent where Mountain Gorillas and Chimpanzees co-exist. It also boasts over 275 bird species and many plants, trees and insects that are endemic to the area. It is a vital water catchment area for the source of five major rivers, and was once part of a larger contiguous forest that stretched all the way south to the Virunga mountains.
Only a few visitors to Africa have the privilege of interacting with Mountain Gorillas, which have never been successfully bred in captivity. Gazing into the soulful eyes of a Silverback must surely top the bill on a trip to Africa. Your Bwindi experience will be a heart-pounding adventure through tangled vines, bush and bamboo; and an emotional encounter with these gentle giants awaits you…