Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
The Bwindi Impenetrable National Park (BINP) is located in southwest Uganda. The park is part of the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and is located on the border of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) next to the Virunga National Park and on the edge of the Albertine Rift. It consists of 321 square kilometres of mountain and lowland forest that can only be reached on foot.
BINP is a World Heritage Site as designated by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.
The park is a sanctuary for colobus monkeys, chimpanzees, and many birds such, as hornbills and turacos. Most notable are the approximately six hundred Bwindi gorillas found here, known as "Bwindi population", which represent about half of the world's population of endangered mountain gorillas.
Mountain Gorilla tracking is the main tourist attraction in this Park. Tourists wishing to track Mountain Gorillas must first obtain a permit. Selected Mountain Gorilla families have been habituated to human presence, and the number of visitors is tightly controlled to prevent risks to the gorillas and degradation of their habitat. Apart from Gorilla tracking, guided walks through the forest may also be enjoyed. Such walks emphasise natural forest features, other forest wildlife, and birdlife