About Bwindi National Park
This impenetrable forest also protects an estimated 400 mountain gorillas – roughly half of the world’s population, including several habituated groups, which can be tracked. One of the main activities in Bwindi impenetrable national park is gorilla trekking which is done at four primary locations; Rushaga, Nkuringo, Ruhija, and Buhoma.
Mountain Gorillas in Bwindi National Park
Gorilla rules and Permits
To protect the gorillas and visitors, a number of rules and guidelines have been set and must be adhered to. Ensure you get a copy of these rules from the reservations office or at the park. Note that visitors participating in gorilla tracking must be aged 15 or over.
Cost of Gorilla Permits in Bwindi
- An East African Community citizen gorilla tracking permit was reduced from UGX 250,000 to UGX 150,000
- Foreign Resident gorilla tracking permits were reduced from USD 600 to USD 300
- While for Foreign Non-Residents, gorilla tracking permits were reduced from USD 700 to USD 400
Permits must be booked in advance; At Da Link Safaris we can arrange these permits for our clients.
Best time to visit Bwindi National Park
Tourists may visit the park any time during the year, although conditions in the national park are more difficult during the rainy seasons. The rainy season occurs from March to April and from September to November. Tourists are thus advised to visit in the dry season from June to August and December to February when the Bwindi forest trails are drier and less slippery.
Bwindi being in a remote location, tourists can charter flights to Bwindi impenetrable national park directly
Activities in and around Bwindi National Park
- Hiking & Nature Walks
- Cycling & Mountain Biking
- Nature Walks