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Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is situated along D R Congo border close to Virunga National Park on the perimeter of western Rift Valley that is situated in southwestern of Uganda.

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

It comprises of 331 square kilometers of tropical forest i.e. lowland and Montana forest.
The National park receives regular rain fall of 1,500mm It is an essential catchment area and the oasis of 5 foremost rivers that gush into Lake Albert.
It’s considered to be the main natural forest in Africa. This is largely due to its antiquity and an altitude range of between 1,160 and 2,607m above sea level. The park is a factual rain forest. It stretches over a series of steep ridges and valleys which form the eastern border of the Albertine Rift Valley. Tourism in Bwindi focuses on Gorilla tracking at two locations, Buhoma which is newly established, a location at Nkuringo. More than half of the World’s mountain Gorilla population is resident in Bwindi. An estimated 320 individuals living in 15 troops.

 

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