Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

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UNESCO Heritage Site/ Kisoro, Kisoro, Uganda

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park Kisoro Reviews

makomero makomero
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Aventure merveilleuse dans la jungle en Afrique Ouganda-Est Feb 03, 2014
Beaucoup a été dit sur l'Ouganda et particulièrement le parc national impénétrable de Bwindi et j'ai promis à ma prouver ce que j'avais toujours vu dans les documents d'information et des documentaires et même mon voyage et de l'expérience en valait la peine.

Un voyage à Bwindi en Ouganda Situé Western détient meilleurs souvenirs jamais! En dehors de la belle vue panoramique de la forêt de Bwindi et les brises fraîches quand dans le parc, la forêt est l'un des écosystèmes les plus riches en Afrique, fournissant un habitat pour 120 espèces de mammifères, 348 espèces d'oiseaux, 220 espèces de papillons, 27 espèces de grenouilles , des caméléons, des geckos et de nombreuses espèces en voie de disparition.

Floristique Bwindi est parmi les plus diverses forêts en Afrique de l'Est les, avec plus de 1000 espèces de plantes à fleurs, y compris 163 espèces d'arbres.

Le plus intéressant à propos de ce parc est qu'il soit l'un des trois harbitats de gorilles en voie de disparition qui sont considérés comme plus proche cousin de l'homme.

Généralement, il ya beaucoup à dire sur ce parc étonnant et je vous conseille tous partout dans le monde à ne pas manquer cette belle aventure

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sarahelaine sarahela…
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Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Gorilla Trekking Nov 20, 2012
The Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is one of the very last places on earth where Mountain Gorillas live. It is found in steep mountain country in the south of Uganda, near Kabale. The gorillas are the main draw, but there are also swamp lands full of birds where the Shoebill lives – a large, carnivorous stork-like bird – and various villages and lodges. Other animals living in the park include Duikers, which are a small deer, forest elephants, and various monkeys.

Bwindi is beautiful, is thick forest on rough terrain. From parts of the park you can see the volcanos that mark the border with Rwanda and the DRC. There are lots of birds and it is very peaceful.

Seeing gorillas is one of the most magical things you can do. Although you are only allowed within 7 metres of them, sometimes they walk closer. Seeing wild animals on foot is always magical, but the gorillas, who live in big, peaceful families, are even more wonderful. They are habituated to humans and so are reasonably relaxed, and will graze, look after their babies and socialise with you standing there. It is very hard to describe being so close to one of our closest relatives, except that it really is amazing.

Gorilla permits are deliberately extremely expensive to keep numbers down, and should be applied for in advance because of the very limited numbers issued. I wouldn’t recommend coming here unless you knew you had a permit. Gorilla trekking starts at 8.30 (a leisurely start compared with a lot of nature trips!) and you must take a guide. It’s a good idea to hire a porter to help you on the very difficult terrain, too – less for carrying your bags and more for making sure you don’t break your leg falling off the mountain. You’ll be offered the use of a stick – take that too. You will not be allowed to hike if you have a cough or other infection, because of the risk of passing it to a gorilla and wiping out the family, as gorillas are prone to human illnesses and have no natural resistance to them.

The hiking is designed to bring awareness of gorillas, as well as valuable tourism, to the area. It helps to educate the local people about the benefits of keeping the park, rather than converting it to farmland, and local opinion polls are indicating an increased understanding of this (which is pretty impressive when you see just how hard the farming here is). The park has an incredible mission and it was magical to be a part of this.
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davidx says:
Yes; jealousy seems to be the order of the day!
Posted on: Nov 21, 2012
sarahelaine says:
Thank you! :) It was an amazing trip.
Posted on: Nov 20, 2012
jeminigirl says:
Great review Sarah, so very very jealous =)
Posted on: Nov 20, 2012
Africancrab Africanc…
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Home to Half the World's Mountain Gorilla Population Dec 29, 2010
Bwindi National Park in Uganda is a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is home to more than hald of the world's mountain gorilla population, attracting thousands of visitors each year. For the adventure seeker, this is one of the most exciting safaris one can ever take. The thrill of tracking the gorillas through their natural habitat, in the thick, dense and dark forest in the high mountains.

Nothing prepares you for when you finally see the huge giants after hours of tracking them. Check out my blog on Gorilla Tracking in Mbwindi.

PS: Why leave for tomorrow what you can accomplish today?
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