The Bwindi National Park is a Ugandan Eden: There are 120 species of mammals, 348 species of birds, 220 species of butterflies, 27 species of frogs, and many other endangered species. It is a sanctuary for colobus monkey, chimpanzee, and birds such as hornbill and turaco.
The most famous residents, and likely your main reason for visiting, have to be the gorilla. Successful conservation efforts mean that their numbers have been increasing over the last 10 years.
The only way to see the gorilla is by tracking through the forest on foot with a researcher familiar with the primate families. The cost of permits - which are strictly limited in number - supports the work of the Ugandan Wildlife Authority, funding their essential conservation work. Trekking group are deliberately limited to just 8 people per gorilla troop, so it’s an incredible, intimate experience when you sit with them, watching as they eat, play, and groom one another.