From the Nkuringo Gorilla Camp, you can enjoy a variety of activities to explore this remote corner of Uganda. The Bwindi National Park contains half the world’s surviving Mountain Gorillas and to see these majestic animals is one of the favourite tour options (Permit Required). You will have other excellent wildlife viewing opportunities, such as birding walks, and can enjoy cultural exchanges by visiting the local villages.
Some activities available:
- Visiting Batwa pygmies
- Enjoying a guided village walk
- A guided multi-day trek to/from Kisoro via Lake Mutanda
- Walking through Bwindi Forest to the park headquarters at Buhoma
- Tracking the Nkuringo Gorilla family (assuming you have a tracking permit).
- Tracking the Nshongi Gorilla family at Rushaga (assuming you have a permit).
- Simply enjoy the amazing vistas of the gallery forests of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and Virunga volcanoes
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Wildlife of the Bwindi National Park
Offering one of the most biodiverse areas in East Africa, the main attraction of the park are the Mountain Gorillas but these are by no means the only wildlife to find. Other animals living in the area include a magnificent assortment of birds, but also Black and white colobus monkeys, chimpanzees, elephants, bushbucks, buffallo, civet cats, bushpigs, giant forest hogs, black-fronted duikers, yellow backed duikers, clawless otters, genets and many species of bats and rodents.
The area is very popular for birders and provides the best birding location in East Africa. You can enjoy finding many different and interesting species, including Black billed turacos, Yellow eyed black flycatchers, Black bee-eaters, Kivus ground thrushes, Grauer´s warbler, Bar-tailed trogons and many more. The Ruhija area of Bwindi is also home to the very rare Green Broadbill.