Located in south-western Uganda, at the junction of the plain and mountain forests, Bwindi Park covers 32,000 ha and is known for its exceptional biodiversity. This ancient rain forest is the largest remaining gorilla habitat and home to half of the world’s endangered population of mountain gorillas. Many types of birds and butterflies can also be found there, as well as almost 120 mammal species, and diverse range of vegetation, some of which dates back 25,000 years.
Recognized as a World Heritage Site in 1994, a trek through this thick “impenetrable” forest, in search of the endangered Mountain Gorillas, ranks among the world’s premier wildlife adventures.
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Bwindi is open for gorilla trekking all year long, but the best times to go are from June to August and December to February. At these times, the forest trails are drier and therefore less slippery. Also, your chance of a dry gorilla viewing experience is higher during these months.
Bwindi can be cold especially in the morning and at night, the coldest months are June and July. Bwindi forest receives annual rainfall of up to 2390mm with annual temperatures ranging from a minimum of 7-20°C to a maximum of 20-27°C.
June to September (Gorilla permits need to be booked long in advance at any time of the year)
March, April, May, October and November (Some lodges and camps close down)
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