Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Kabale

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A World Heritage Site protecting a large proportion of the world's wild mountain gorillas, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park represents one of Uganda's oldest rainforests. Bordering the Democratic Republic of Congo and nearby neighbor to Rwanda, the park provides a home to a diverse population of plant and animal life, with one of the broadest ranges of vegetation in East Africa. Prepare yourself for a challenge if you go gorilla-tracking--although the sight of an endangered gorilla in its natural habitat will more than reward your efforts. If you're looking for something at a slower pace, the forest's 350 avian species provide ample bird-watching opportunities. Bring plenty of water and sunscreen. Before you visit Kabale, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.
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  • The local wildlife authority runs the guided gorilla tracking and they were amazing! So knowledgable and helpful during the tracking, they made sure you got a good view and very close. Such an amazing...  more »
  • From Kabale to Ruhija (into Impenetrable National Park) it takes about 2 hours to take a private car. The first half is asphalt, and the second is dirt gravel, and some pits can accumulate water if it rains. We can get into the vehicles on a rainy day. A single Cheng with a 120000-150000uganda shillings (35-42 USD) days comes back to 100USD that includes pickup to Gorilla trial collection points. The gorilla's close contact is really exciting!
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  • My wife and I went gorilla tracking in Bwindi and we are thrilled we did. The hike was not difficult at all and interacting with the gorillas was worth all the effort, time and money and we put int th...  more »

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Where to stay in Kabale

You can find a good number of lodgings in and around Kabale, with several resorts dotting the shore of scenic Lake Bunyonyi. Several hotels and bed and breakfasts operate in town, providing relatively affordable single and double rooms. Guesthouses can be a good choice for the budget-conscious, while a couple of establishments offer both dorms and private rooms with shared bathrooms.
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