study sites

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, famous for gorilla trekking safaris, is a UNESCO World Heritage site occupying 331 sqkm. It is famous for its rare species which include mountain gorillas (Gorilla beringei beringei). Bwindi is a diverse natural forest area with a continuum of habitats ranging from 1190 meters to 2560 meters above sea level. The park lies within the Kigezi Highlands that were formed through up-warping of the western rift valley (“Albertine Rift” see below).

Mgahinga Gorilla National Park

Mgahinga Gorilla National Park  (MGNP),most famous for its exciting gorilla safari activities, is situated amongst the Virunga Mountains in the extreme southwest of Uganda, and includes sections of three of the Bufumbira volcanoes; Mt. Muhavura (4,127 m), Mt. Gahinga (3,474 m), and Mt. Sabinyo (3,645 m). The Park is about 10 km south of Kisoro and is bordered to the south by the Republic of Rwanda and to the west by the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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