Located in South Western Uganda, scaled within the East African community and positioned in the heart of the African continent.
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is a large primeval forest located in south-western Uganda in the Kanungu District, on the edge of the Albertine Rift Valley, within the western branch of the East African Rift, at elevations ranging from 1,160 to 2,607mtrs above sea level at the junction of Savannah Plain and Rwenzori Mountain. It is known for its exceptional bio-diversity with more than 160 species of trees and over 100 species of ferns .Its an ancient rain forest, which extends over a series of steep ridges in the Virunga Volcanoes mountain range. Declared a UNESCO world(1991) heritage site due to its ecological uniqueness and natural beauty, roughly half of the world’s total gorilla population live in this park.
Animals of Bwindi Forest:
The animals of Bwindi forest include; Mountain Gorillas, Forest Elephants, duikers, buffaloes, golden cats, bush pigs, giant forest hogs, black-fronted Duiker, yellow-backed duiker, clawless otter, side-striped jackal, civet, numerous bats and rodents.
The Mountain gorillas:
Bwindi Impenetrable National park is inhabited by about 459 individual mountain gorillas as per the last 2019 Gorilla Census (Gorilla Fund)(Gorilla beringei beringei), known as the Bwindi population, which makes up almost half of all the mountain gorillas in the world