Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park is only 330 square kilometers ad home to over 300 of mountain gorillas – approximately half the world’s population of this charismatic endangered species. Altitude varies from 1,160 to 1,982 meters above sea level. Bwindi is tangled with nearly 400 species of plants. Its forest floor is carpeted by stunningly tall trees and ferns, along with creepers and vines that conjure up images of Tarzan’s equatorial jungle. The size and altitudinal range of montane and lowland forests at Bwindi support more species of trees, ferns, birds and butterflies than any other forest in East Africa. It is also the only one inhabited by both chimpanzees and gorillas. Trekking often involves climbing down into gullies, at a slow pace, one must however be physically fit to keep up. Flash photography is prohibited.
Other primate found in Bwindi forest include chimpanzee, black-and-white colobus monkey, red colobus monkey, gray-cheeked mangabey, L’Hoest’s monkey and blue monkey. 345 bird species of birds has been recorded here including the great blue turaco, yellow-eyed black flycatcher, Lühder’s bush shrike, vanga flycatcher, black-faced rufous-warbler, black-throated apalis, and elusive green broadbill.