CNN names Bwindi Impenetrable Forest one of the 5 Best Parks in Africa

Posted by on May 19, 2017

May 2017 – CNN names Bwindi Impenetrable Forest one of the 5 Best Parks in Africa

Great News – Bwindi Impenetrable Forest one of Africa’s Best Parks according to CNN Africa View


CNN names Bwindi Impenetrable Forest one of the 5 Best Parks in AfricaIn 2017 CNN names Bwindi Impenetrable Forest one of the 5 Best Parks in Africa-Bwindi Impenetrable Forest Home to over half of the remaining Mountain Gorillas where visitors can visit Gorillas in a safe and secure environment.

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest – recognized as one of the best Birding Destinations in Africa, as one of the most unusual Honeymoon Destination.  This ancient Forest is a UNESCO World Heritage Site known for its natural wonders, rugged beauty, the only park where Gorillas and Chimpanzees coexist. 

CNN names Bwindi Impenetrable Forest one of the 5 Best Parks in Africa.  This ancient Forest is a UNESCO World Heritage Site known for its natural wonders, rugged beauty, the only park where Gorillas and Chimpanzees coexist. Home to more habituated Gorilla Families for visitors than any other park in Rwanda or Congo.  The only park in Africa where you can spend 4-hours with a Gorilla Family on the one-of-a-kind Gorilla Habituation Experience with only 4 visitors to a Gorilla Group.  Bwindi I also the Park with 600 USD Gorilla Permits instead of 1500 USD in Rwanda.

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest – the world Impenetrable can be misleading.  For thousands of years the original people of the Forest, the Batwa People lived here and you can still experience the forest through the eyes of the Batwa Pygmies on an extended visit into an adjacent forest to the park.  

Since the early 90’s the forest has become penetrable and each day about a 100 visitors plus can experience a Gorilla Family up close.  The gorilla treks vary from easy to a bit on the tough side, our oldest clients were 79 and they enjoyed themselves even though they trekked the toughest family in the park, the Nkuringo Family.

The gorilla treks vary from easy to a bit on the tough side, our oldest clients were 79 and they enjoyed themselves even though they trekked the toughest family in the park, the Nkuringo Family.

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest can be easily accessed on a 3-hour drive from Kigali (to Rushaga Area of Park), a 1 1/2 hour flight from Entebbe or an extended safari that takes in other parks along the route such as Lake Mburo Park, Kibale Forest, and Queen Elizabeth Park.


CNN names Bwindi Impenetrable Forest one of the 5 Best Parks in Africa – Our Take on CNN’s Pick:

We are excited about the recognition that CNN has bestowed upon this park.  A park where Gorilla Permits are 600 usd compared to Rwanda’s 1500. Does a 1500 USD price means a better gorilla Trek!  Not at all, Uganda has kept sanity and believes making its natural resources available to budget, moderate and upmarket Travel.  Not just the wealthy and rich that Rwanda is attempting to appeal to.

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is more than gorillas, there are lots of Hikes you can take here, cultural encounters, a community hospital that is simply excellent, cultural encounters including with the Batwa Pygmies.  But the forest is also a starting point for safari of a more diverse country than others with mountain gorillas such as Mgahinga Gorilla Park, Lake Mutanda and Lake Bunyonyi, Queen Elizabeth Park, the Rwenzori Mountains of the Moon, Kibale Forest which is the Primate Capital of East Africa, further afield there is the famed Murchison Falls Park, and Kidepo Valley Park, Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, and the Ssese Islands – sandy beach tropical islands on Lake Victoria.

Be sure to contact us, a decade of experience in Gorilla Plus Safaris and a leader in the field of Gorilla Habitation Experience Safaris, over 40% of our Gorilla Safari Clients participate in the 4-hour experience and more.