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Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is renowned for its mountain gorillas and the incredible privilege of being able to track them. The mountain gorillas in Bwindi are part of a worldwide population of just 800 individuals.

You are told not to stare at the mountain gorillas or to return their gaze but this is easier said than done. Their eyes are so compelling, soft and brown, full of curious gentleness, inquisitive yet also accepting. Looking deep into the expressive brown eyes of these gentle giants is the highlight of any Ugandan holiday but do not let it distract from Bwindi's broader biodiversity. The park is home to at least 120 other mammal species including the black and white colobus, red-tailed and blue monkey. The forest birding makes Bwindi one of the principal birding destinations of Uganda with a total of 350 bird species having been recorded.

At an altitude varying between 1,000 and 2,600 meters Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is characterized by thick tropical rainforest, often shrouded in mist, and is regarded as one of the most biologically diverse forests of Africa.


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Fly to

Entebbe

flying time

8 hours 15 minutes

time difference

GMT +3 hours

Visas

Required for UK passport holders

Health Requirements

Yellow fever certificate required

Best time to travel

December - March, June - September

Weather

With a tropical climate, the hottest months are December to February. The main rainy season tends to be between April and May and then again from October to November. Due to the altitude the mountain air is a lot cooler. The best times to visit are Uganda are from December to March and from June to September.

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Our experts can tailor-make the perfect holiday to suit your individual requirements, however, if you need inspiration or a starting point, below are some of our suggested trips and experiences:

Uganda Gorilla Safari

Nights: 4 | from £3,175pp

There’s no experience quite like gazing into the brown eyes of a mountain gorilla – and with just over 800 of these endangered primates remaining, it’s... Find out more

Holiday type: Tailor-made

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Chimp Trekking in Uganda

Nights: 5 | from £2,595pp

A five night chimpanzee-centric wildlife adventure in two of Uganda’s primate hot spots – the magical Kibale Forest and wildlife-rich Queen Elizabeth... Find out more

Holiday type: Tailor-made

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Classic Uganda

Nights: 10 | from £6,145pp

Uganda is one of Africa’s best-kept secrets. While most people visit just for gorilla trekking – which is a must – this mountainous, lake-flecked, wildlife-rich... Find out more

Holiday type: Tailor-made

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Below are some of our suggested places to stay:

Buhoma Lodge

Buhoma Lodge commands spectacular and uninterrupted views of the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park home to the rare and elusive Mountain Gorilla.... Find out more

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Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge

Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge is in the southern part of Bwindi National Park which is situated in the Great Rift Valley. Bwindi extends over a series... Find out more

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Mahogany Springs Lodge

Mahogany Springs Lodge in Bwindi offers privacy and serenity blended with optimal comfort in a spectacular setting. At Mahogany Springs it is the little... Find out more

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Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp

Located deep in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in western Uganda, this intimate lodge offers luxury in the midst of one of Africa's most amazing natural... Find out more

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Kay, Ben Harrison, Ben Oxley-Brown, Robin, Sara, Chris, Charlotte and Jo - are experts in designing the perfect holiday to suit your personal needs, interests and budget. Their intimate knowledge of every African hotel and resort featured in our portfolio, together with our own network of offices throughout Africa, allows us to offer unique in-depth knowledge, unparalleled insider access and the VIP service for which Abercrombie & Kent is renowned.

Read about our lastest experiences in Africa in our Travel Blog pages.

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