Animals in Bwindi impenetrable national park

Animals in Bwindi impenetrable national park – Bwindi impenetrable national park in southwestern Uganda is actually one of the easiest forests to penetrate through as long as you are under the guidance of a ranger guide of the park. The highlight for penetration into Bwindi forest is to see the endangered mountain gorillas.

Bwindi national park has the highest population of mountain gorillas some of which have been habituated and made available for tourism. There are about 1,000 mountain gorillas in the whole world which are found specifically only in Africa. About 400 of these mountain gorillas live in Bwindi impenetrable forest national park where you have 98% chances of seeing them. There are more than 15 habituated gorilla families in the forest. Other areas where you can see mountain gorillas in Africa are Mgahinga national park also in southwestern Uganda, Volcanoes national park in Rwanda and Virunga national park in the DRC. All these destinations have less gorilla families than Bwindi meaning more gorilla trekking permits available to trek in Bwindi than those available in other destinations.

Apart from mountain gorillas, other Animals in Bwindi impenetrable national park include 120 mammal species and more primates. Most of these mammals are small wild animals since they live in the forest. Other primates in the forest are chimpanzees, black and white colobus monkeys, L’Hoest monkeys, grey-cheeked mangabeys, red colobus monkeys and blue monkeys. Other animals that have been recorded in Bwinid forest include bushbucks, elephants and side stripped jackal among others.