Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is located in southwestern Uganda and covers 331Sq Km. It lies at the edge of the great western Rift valley and is part of the highest block of Kigezi or Rukiga Highlands. Bwindi lies next to the Congo border, about 29km by the northwest of Kabale. The forest is home to almost half of the endangered mountain gorillas and is a habitat for 90 mammal species including11 primates. Forest birding ranks amongst the best in the country with 24 Albertine rift endemics such as African Green Broadbill, Shelley’s Crimsonwing, short-tailed, and Grauer’s Rush warblers. It is in the Bwindi forest where the two great apes (Gorilla + chimpanzee) can be found.
Mgahinga is to the southwestern corner of Uganda, it covers the northern slopes of the three northernmost Virunga volcanoes, Mt Muhavura, Mt Gahinga, and Mt Sabinyo. The entire park is in Bufumbira county of Kisoro district.
The forest is home to mountain gorillas, golden monkeys, and 12 endemic bird species of the Albertine. Rwenzori Turaco and Double-collared sunbird, Lagdens Bush-shrike and Scarlet- tufted Malachite Sunbird are some of Uganda’s spectacular birds. The main activity is Gorilla tracking but rewarding forest walks and mountain hiking is available.