10 things to do in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda

Published: March 24th 2011
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Its one of three places in the world that is home to the critically endgangered mountain gorilla. Gazetted at as National Park in 1991, Bwindi was declared a World Heritage Site under UNESCO in 1994. The park was officially opened to visitors in 1993 with the Mubare Gorilla Group that are still be visited today. Recently voted as Africa's number 1 birding destination Bwindi is one of those places you have to visit.

When visiting Bwindi, here are 10 things you should do:

1. Gorilla trek
2. Enjoy a guided forest walk or two
3. Bird watching (either guided or alone - the birdlife is incredible)
4. A guided walk in search of other primates and other forest animals (over 120 mammals)
5. Discover an array of endemic fauna and flora
6. Partake in the Leaf Life Tree Planting Project
7. Visit the Bwindi Community Hospital
8. Visit a local school
9. Play football with the locals
10. Visit the vegetable gardens of the Kinkizi Rural Development Initiative

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