The Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is one of the four national parks where you can see the mountain gorillas in their natural habitat in Africa. However one may ask – How did bwindi national park get its name? – The Word Bwindi comes from the local dialect of the people leaving around the Bwindi national Park, for over 500 years, the locals referred to the dense forest harboring the mountain gorillas as Bwindi and the government of Uganda thereafter took over the same name when the park was gazetted as a national park.
Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Started in 1993, with the Buhoma sector being the first to be opened for gorilla trekking after the gorillas where successfully habituated. The gorillas have been an endangered species for several years, however this begun to change when the gorilla parks where made into protected areas and gorilla tourism introduced.
How did bwindi national park get its name?