Is it SAFE to visit Bwindi Impenetrable Forest? The No-Spin Reality

Posted by on May 11, 2019

Is Bwindi Impenetrable Forest SAFE to Visit?

A Question Frequently asked of us: Is it safe to visit Bwindi Impenetrable Forest?


Is it safe to visit Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in Uganda for Gorilla Trekking?  This a question asked by  those wanting to visit the park for Gorilla Trekking and here you will find our no-spin answers based on current conditions in the Park and the surrounding area, latest Uganda Wildlife Authority updates along with Security conditions from the Uganda Police and Military.

This goes along with our clients recent on the ground experiences plus our firsthand insights that are based on over a decade of safe and secure Gorilla Safaris that primarily took place in Bwindi Forest National Park in Uganda.

Is it safe to visit Bwindi Impenetrable Forest – The Safe, Secure, Hakuna Matata (no worries) Outcome of a Safari is more critical than momentary income.  During the past 20 years, Uganda has provided secure Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest without Fail and Cost of a permit not only includes  Gorilla Conservation but Safety and Security Measures that are continually reviewed and improved to give Gorilla Trekkers, Birders, Hikers a safe Rainforest Experience in the Pearl of Africa, Uganda.

Is it SAFE to visit Bwindi Impenetrable Forest? Here is the reality, Uganda is the Premier Mountain Gorilla Destination in Africa, no matter what you may read online, in newspapers, travel brochures or hear from some travel agent in London, New York or Sydney and they will not tell you Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is home to half of the remaining Mountain Gorillas in the World, that Uganda has twice number Habituated Gorilla Families that Rwanda has meant that Uganda has twice the permits that Uganda has and that at 900 USD savings since permits in Rwanda are 1,500 USD.

Uganda has in the last few years received thousands of Gorilla Trekkers from around the world and what they found was a safe and secure Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, no guerillas, only Gorillas with which they had most amazing encounters that for most are the experience of a lifetime.

Is it safe to visit Bwindi Impenetrable Forest? -Beyond the Park itself, you find safe and secure lodges to fit various price ranges, but all have 24/7 Lodge Security, supplemented by elite rapid response Military Teams, Police, plus Tourism Police.  Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is a natural Fort Knox where both Gorillas and Visitors are safe and secure.  Preventive Measures are taken at every level whether you are Birder, HIker or Gorilla Trekker or Biker.  Whether you are inside the Park, or on a Cultural Village Walk or the Batwa Experience your personal Safety and Security is of concern to everyone.

 Our Take as a Gorilla Tour Operator: Is it SAFE to visit Bwindi Impenetrable Forest?

We Think and know from personal experience that safest place to be in Uganda is on a Safari.  We would further add that Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is one of the safest parks in all of East Africa and that is based on a decade-plus experience bringing Trekkers to the park without one incident.

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, CNN has picked as one of the best Parks in Uganda, National Geographic Traveller – UK, put Bwindi Impenetrable Forest on its 2019 Cool Places List.  None of that would have happened if Bwindi Impenetrable Forest was dangerous presently.

President Museveni has been leading the country since 1986. One of the most important things he has done was to create a stable, secure, safe state for both Ugandans and Visitors from afar.

If you are concerned about Safety and security, we ask you to look at some of the other Security pages that we have.

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