Activities in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Activities in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park are the ventures that a traveler can choose to add to their itineraries as they book the Uganda Safari to Bwindi. Bwindi impenetrable national park is famous for housing half of the world’s remaining mountain gorillas that can only be found in Bwindi impenetrable national park and along the Virunga Mountains in Mgahinga National Park, Volcanoes National Park, and Virunga national park. However, among the national parks, Bwindi impenetrable national park will offer the most amazing experience with a number of attractions amazing views that can be seen within the park, for any tourist interested in having a memorable experience during their Uganda there a re number of activities in Bwindi impenetrable National park that will ensure you have a wonderful time in the park worthy for repeated visits.
Gorilla trekking is one of the famous activities in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park that you can participate in to have an amazing Uganda safari during your stay in the country. Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is carried out in 4 sectors of the park namely Nkuringo, Rushaga, Ruhija and Buhoma where you can find the different Uganda gorilla families. Gorilla trekking in the park involves hiking through the different trails in the park in order to get to the gorilla families.
During the hike to the gorilla families, you will experience an adventure in the park where you will get to see a number of primate species like the Mona monkey, chimpanzees, vervet monkeys, olive baboons, the red tailed monkeys, black and white colobus monkeys among other primate species which will offer amazing experiences as you get to the gorilla families. When you get to the family you will spend an hour observing their behavior in the wild for example how they co-exist with one another while in the park, their diet as you will get the chance to see them eat bamboo trees as their source of food, and fruit when it is readily available.
You will also have to see how they construct their nests for their overnight stays, interesting about the activity is the fact that the guide will offer all the relevant information necessary about the gorillas in order for you to have an amazing activity while in the park the skilled guides will also go an extra mile to slash the foliage in front of you in order to make mobility easy in the park hence an amazing and comfortable gorilla trekking tour in the park.
Gorilla habituation is among the interesting activities in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park which will ensure you have an amazing time with the time you will get to spend with the gorillas it should be noted that Gorilla habituation in Uganda can only be carried out in Bwindi Impenetrable national park a park famous for gorilla tours in Uganda. Gorilla habituation is the process of training the gorillas in the park to get accustomed to human presence in order for gorilla trekking to be carried out.
Interesting about gorilla habituation in the park is the fact that unlike gorilla trekking which takes one hour in the presence of the mountain gorillas, gorilla habituation takes four hours for gorilla in the presence of the gorillas and here you will get to engage with the gorillas by being part of gorilla habituation experience in Uganda.
During gorilla habituation, tourists will take part in training the gorillas in getting used to human presence other than just observing the gorillas in the wild just like during gorilla trekking. Some of the benefits of gorilla habituation include; a longer time spent with the gorillas, taming the wild animals takes a lot of time to be tamed in order for gorilla trekking to be carried out, you will get to have firsthand experience with the gorillas. For tourists interested in gorilla habituation, they can carry out the activity at a fee of 1500USD which should be booked in advance because the activity gives a chance to only four people daily per gorilla group to take part in the activity.
Batwa trail experience
The Batwa trail experience is another rewarding activity in Bwindi impenetrable national park that will ensure your Uganda safari is worth all the time spent planning for it. The Batwa in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park can be accessed when you participate in the hike through the Buhoma sector area of the park. Experience the first keepers of the forests that co-existed with the animals of the forests.
The Batwa have an interesting story to tell about their time in the forest, originally the Batwa where forest keepers who spent their lives depending on the forest as they co-existed with one another. They depended on forest products for food like the wild berries, squirrels among other creatures in the park before they were evicted from the forest for conservation purposes. Today you can go on the Batwa trail experience where you will be taken through the trail by a guide explaining the culture of the Batwa and at the end of the tour, you will visit the Batwa communities where you will see their lifestyles after their eviction from the park.
The forest has a number of hiking trails that are believed to have been established by the early inhabitants of the forests that is the Batwa pygmies that used the hiking trails to access the different sectors in the park where they can find the different attractions in the park.
The different sectors in the park like Nkuringo that can be accessed with a number of hiking trails will lead you to Lake Mutanda where you will see a number of bird species like brown crowned tchagra, hairy breasted barbet, red-faced crimson, black bee eater, green breasted pitta, yellow billed barbet, white-bellied crested flycatcher, tinker bird, white thighed hornbill, western nicator, bar-tailed trogon, white spotted flufftail, butterfly species and a number of reptile species like the monitor lizards, chameleons among other reptiles.
Along the Kashasha river trail where you will hike and participate on a canoe trip across Lake Mutanda where you will have exceptional views of the park, you can also embark on the waterfalls trail hike where you will see the magnificent falls with exceptional views for photography, picnic among other activities within the park on the different trails you will also see a number of animal species like the bushbucks, forest elephants primate species like the olive baboons, black and white colobus monkey, red tailed monkey among other primate species that will make your experience in the park memorable.
Village walks are another interesting activity in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park that will ensure you have an amazing time in the park. With the village walks, tourists will have the opportunity of participating in local crafts making and also have a chance to buy a number of crafts made from plant materials like papyrus reeds, a number of plant matter and so on. You will also visit the local distillery where you will be taught how to make a local brew from bananas, sorghum and later have a chance to taste the local brew; with the village walks you will see how the local people practice agriculture, the tools they use among other interesting features
Birding is among the activities in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park that will offer amazing experiences while on your Uganda safari. The park is home to over 348 bird species that can be seen to ensure that you have an amazing time while in the park the numerous bird species can be seen during nature walks in the park and the hiking trails in Bwindi impenetrable national park.
Among the numerous bird species that can be seen in the park include; shrike flycatcher, brown crowned tchagra, hairy breasted barbet, red-faced crimson, white thighed hornbill, black bee eater, green breasted pitta, yellow billed barbet, white-bellied crested flycatcher, tinker bird western nicator, bar-tailed trogon, white spotted flufftail weavers, waxbills, white-breasted negrofinch, black-crowned waxbill, brown-throated wattle eye among a number of bird species that can be seen near lake mutanda, river ivy and so on.