The Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is a large primeval forest located in south-western Uganda in the Kanungu District. The forest is on the edge of the Albertine Rift, the western branch of the East African Rift, at elevations ranging from 1,160 to 2,607 metres.
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is one of the most popular national parks that travelers on a safari to Uganda visit. It is a World UNESCO Heritage site and a safari to Uganda is not complete without a visit to the impenetrable forest.
The park is 331 sq. KM (128 sq. miles) comprised of both mountain and lowland vegetation. The top activities to do in Bwindi Impenetrable national park are many and one needs at least 5 days to explore the park fully.
Bwindi can be reached from Queen Elizabeth National Park to the north (2-3 hours), from Kabale to the south (1-2 hours), or from Kampala via Mbarara (6-8 hours).
The roads meet at Butogota, 17km from the Buhoma entrance gate. A 4WD vehicle is necessary during the rainy season.