Gorilla tracking is the major tourism activity done in Bwindi impenetrable forest national park located in south western part of Uganda. The place is known as a home for endangered mountain Gorilla and Batwa (pygmies) experience.
Gorilla tracking is truly an unforgettable but challenging activity which requires one to be physically fit whiling undertaking it. For some of us who cannot trek through the valleys and hills in the impenetrable forest can still enjoy the sight of the gentle giants by hiring an African helicopter only found in the Bwindi forest.
There are a lot of other activities like sightseeing and adventure. When you leave Kampala to go to Bwindi via Kabale-Nkuringo, everything is different, the scenery (meandering beautiful roads, hills, terraces) the vegetation, the climate, it’s no wonder it’s the Switzerland of Uganda.
One of the first captivating sights is the beautiful Lake Bunyonyi- the second deepest lake in Africa. It’s a breath taking experience for those who love bird watching as they are a variety of bird species to spot. Enjoy a canoe ride to some of the islands or swim in the lake. You can as well enjoy the hike on the terraced highlands around the lake and an evening Batwa pygmy village walk as you listen to the forest people, who once shared the impenetrable forest with mountain gorillas.
It stretches to the northern part of Kisoro town, you will find a small freshwater lake Mutanda which is one of the scenic Lakes in the whole of Africa enjoy the fantantic of the scenic lake while on your safari to Bwindi and Mgahinga national parks.
While at a wonderful scenery beyond the imagination of the terraced highlands around Lake Mutanda and the misty view of Virunga volcanoes (Mount Muhabura, Mount Sabinyo, and Mount Gahinga ) that are partly located in Uganda. There are a number of interesting activities to be enjoyed such as hiking, canoe trips across the lake to the communities, swimming since the lake is bilharzia free and bird watching since the lake shore has a variety of bird species such as crested cranes, kingfisher, kites and weaver birds.