The park is part of the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, and is situated along the Democratic Republic of Congo border next to the Virunga National Park and on the edge of the Western Rift Valley.
The park is an ancient rainforest and the home of roughly half of the world’s critically endangered mountain gorillas. There are four habituated Mountain Gorilla groups – the tourist groups, ‘Mubare’, ‘Katendegyere’ and ‘Rushegura’, as well as one research group.
This national park has 90 mammal species including 11 primates, and the prominent black and white colobus, with its lovely flowing white tail.
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda’s third largest park, offers some of the best opportunities for sightings of Mountain Gorillas and also provides refuge to elephant, chimpanzee, monkeys and various small antelope, as well as 23 bird species restricted to the Albertine Rift. Other wildlife includes Blue monkey and Black & White colobus monkey, antelopes and forest elephant as well as remarkably high number of bird species.
The activities include Gorilla tracking as the main attraction and permits must be booked in advance. Also available are guided forest walks, one popular trail leads to a pretty waterfall and others focus on birding and monkey viewing.
The distance from Kampala to Kabale is 414kms. And the distance from Kabale to Buhija is 95kms and it takes 3 to 4 hours of driving.