Bwindi Forest was once an area/block of forest reserves of kayonza and Kasatora Crown forest reserves that were combined and named the impenetrable central forest reserve. It was designated as a national park in 1991 to provide a home to the remaining half of the Worlds endangered species “the Mountain Gorillas”.
Located in Southwestern Uganda, the park is one of the richest ecosystem with diverse of species of over 120 mammal that include Bush Pigs, Giant Forest, Black-fronted and Yellow-backed Duiker, Clawless Otter, Side-stripped Jackal, Forest Elephants and buffalos, 220 butterflies, 27 frog species and many endangered species of geckos, chameleons coupled with 1000 flowering plant species including trees and ferns not forgetting the world recognized endangered Brown Mahogany.
It’s also a home to a number of primates that include Blue Monkey, Red-tailed Monkey, Black and White Colobus Monkeys with more than 350 species of birds recorded. This parks vegetation is Afromontane which is a rare of vegetation in Africa. The research carried by Craig Stanford indicates that it is similar to that of Virunga National park in Congo. Hence the discovery of the new monkey species locally known as the Lesula in the Democratic Republic of Congo forests close to the Bwindi and Mgahinga forest parks, where they live by feeding on leaf stalks, fruit and flower buds gives hope that these monkey will one time get to reach this national park due to the rich of plant species that are nutritious in diet.
The remote and sparsely populated DRC Closely near to Bwindi is the 6,500 square mile forest in which the shy lesula monkey live, they are vulnerable to extinction due hunting and researchers warn for creation of a protected area covering its range for their conservation. There are big hopes that in future, similar discoveries will happen in Bwindi impenetrable forest national park for the Lesula monkey. It should also be put in consideration; that Bwindi is the best place to enjoy Eco- tourism at its best.
The dream come true adventure never to forget in life “ the Batwa trial experience” “historical life time dream of all time” one that will keep reminding you of your safari journey in the pearl of Africa just out Bwindi forest park, a home to mountain gorillas at a cost of USD ($) 70 per person. The money generated is meant to the strengthen entire Batwa Community and preserve its culture for future generation.