Are you planning to visit Bwindi and you are trying to find out which main activities and attractions to see in Bwindi, Bwindi gorilla experience and other things to do? Gorillas seen on gorilla trekking activity in Bwindi is one of the main tourist attraction and activity to do in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, however, there are other various activities and attractions to see in Bwindi and other things to do and these include;
Gorilla Habituation in Bwindi
Gorilla habituation is only done in the southern part of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park between Rushaga and Nkuringo sectors and there are only 2 semi Habituated Mountain Gorilla groups open for this experience this means there are only 8 permits available every day for gorilla habituation in Bwindi given the fact gorilla habituation is done in a group of 4 tourists and other researchers. Are you interested in spending much more time with the Mountain Gorillas, then booking a Gorilla Habituation Experience Safari is the right choice for you, this gives you an opportunity to visit the endangered mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National park and spend more time with them while in the forest during the encounter once you find them during your trek
Batwa Cultural Experience
On Batwa cultural experience tour you will be guided by one of the Batwa guides giving you an opportunity to learn about traditional forest life of the Batwa in Bwindi Forest which is historically the home of the Batwa, you will also enjoy the traditional dances of the Batwa and Stone Age including making traditional fire among others.
The Nature walk is done in Bwindi forest it is a very exciting activity to do apart from gorilla habituation which gives you an opportunity to learn more about tree species as well other wildlife species in the forest. In Nkuringo you will visit the River Ivi-Nkuringo trail where you will also have a sight of the falls plummeting 33 meters.
Bwindi impenetrable forest National Park is one the best birding spots in Uganda home to an impressive 350 species and the main birding area in Nkuringo is the pocket forest known as Nombe is located some 5km and Buniga forest 300meters from Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge. We recommend you carry your birding book in case you have limited safari time and you will identify some birds that visit the gardens of your Lodge.
Local community visits
This is done through local villages which provide insights into the lives of the Bakiga and Batwa pygmy people living beside the Bwindi forest. Other activities include yoga at the Lodge, Mountain bicycle ride, volunteering which is done in the local community schools and projects and Butterfly watching which is done at night among others.
Where to stay during your visit in Bwindi
In the southern part of Bwindi that is between Rushaga and Nkuringo sectors, so for easy accessibility you will have to stay in lodges close to these sectors. Lodges include Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge, Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge and Lake Mutanda Lodge. You can as well stay in Rushaga sector lodge options here include Rushaga Gorilla Havens Lodge, Rushaga Camp, Icumbi Gorilla Lodge, Gorilla Safari Lodge, Gorilla Heights Lodge, Four Gorillas Lodge and Gorilla Valley Lodge among others.
In the northern side for the sectors Buhoma and Ruhija hotel options include Buhoma Lodge, Bwindi Lodge, Bakiga Lodge, Trekkers Tavern Cottages, Trackers Safari Lodge, Mahogany Springs and Silverback Safari Lodge among others.
What is the best time to visit Bwindi
Activities and Attractions to see in Bwindi. The best time to visit in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park is during the drier months of January, February, June to early September, this is makes it easier to travel to the park and gives a clear view of mountain gorillas given the vegetation cover is not too much high grown
How to get to Bwindi
By Road; Nkuringo and Rushaga sectors can be accessed through the main high-way road from Entebbe/Kampala which approximately 8-9 hours drive. You will pass through Kabale town and proceed to Nkuringo and Rushaga from where you will start the gorilla habituation trek. The Park can also be accessed from Kigali, Rwanda which is approximately 4-5 hours drive.
By Air; You can fly from Entebbe International Airport or Kampala’s Kajjansi airfield to Kisoro airstrip to access Nkuringo and Rushaga sectors in the southern part of Bwindi. Scheduled and chartered flights are available and operated by domestic airline operators of Aero link and Fly Uganda. You will need to plan with your tour operator for a transfer from the airstrip to your Lodge you are booked for your stay.
Why book your Gorilla safari in Bwindi with Eco Adventure Safaris.
Eco Adventure Safaris will help you book your gorilla habituation trek in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park contact us and we advise you on the booking process. We as well have different gorilla safari packages to Nkuringo sector of Bwindi ranging from budget, mid-range to luxury options that we can book for you including the gorilla habituation permits. Feel free to checkout our TripAdvisor reviews and read from a community of happy satisfied clients. With us, you can be rest assured of a memorable Uganda safari holiday. We are devoted to providing excellent service and customer satisfaction. Our team of excellent tour consultants is always willing to help answer all your safari questions. We guarantee you a great Bwindi gorilla habituation experience and other things to do. Contact us here about Activities and Attractions to see in Bwindi