Uganda Gorilla

The main attractions in Kanungu district

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Bwindi impenetrable national park- it is situated about 45 kilometers from kanungu town. The park is famous for the endangered mountain gorilla and the Bwindi forest is home to almost half of the remaining mountain gorilla population in world. The park receives a lot of tourists that come to enjoy gorilla trekking experience and gorilla habituation experience. There are other activities to enjoy in Bwindi such as bird watching experience since the park is one of the birders paradise and guided forest walks.

Cultural encounters

You can take a community walk to the batwa community where you will get a chance to interact with the batwa pygmies that are found in the Buhoma sector of Bwindi forest, these are known as the shortest people in the world. You will have an insight to learn more about their former lifestyle, learn more about their traditional culture through their cultural dance performances and songs. Originally the batwa people lived in the Bwindi forest before they were relocated to the edges of Bwindi forest, they were fruit gathers, hunters and they entirely depended on the forest to survive their lives.

Dark tourism/ Kibetwere faith

Kibetwere was cult leader with about 25,000 followers, He confused people that the world is coming to an end in the year 2000 and God was coming on earth however this did not come to pass but he had burnt over 1000 members who were his followers to ash at his church. Apparently this one of the historical sites which attracts a number of tourists that comes to Uganda. The remains of his church still exist and present opportunity for historical dark tourism. His church is located about 2 kilometers in south of kanungu Town thus you will get a chance to learn more about Kibetwere and his followers.

Queen Elizabeth national park

Kanungu is bordered by Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth national Park and it is about 40 kilometers on road. Therefore you can visit Queen Elizabeth national park via Ishasha sector from Kanungu district and you will enjoy activities like lion tracking, Wildlife viewing, boat cruise experience, chimpanzee trekking, birding among others. You can as well fly from kihihi airstrip to Ishasha river camp Airstrip