Bwindi National Park is located in the southwestern part of Uganda and is renowned for its biodiversity. The national park is home to over 160 species of lush trees and over 100 species of ferns, while the main attraction has to be the Mountain gorilla.
Bwindi National Park is a remnant of what once used to be a very large forest, covering areas of western Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, and the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. The forest is home to numerous globally threatened species, including the mountain gorilla, chimpanzee, L’Hoest’s monkey, and the African elephant. Bird enthusiasts can look forward to sightings of the Africa green broadbill, Grauer’s swamp warbler, Turner’s Eremomela, Chapin’s flycatcher, and Shelley’s crimson wing.
The area is known as the most important forest in Africa for the montane forest butterflies, including African giant swallowtail, and Cream-banded swallowtail.