Bwindi Impenetrable Forest which covers an area of 330 km2 is found in South Western Uganda in Kanungu District on the edge of Western Rift Valley. The forest is along the border of Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo and is 530 km from Kampala City. It is a forest in the Virunga Volcanoes mountain ranges. .
Bwindi’s Impenetrable Forest is a typical African Jungle with dense undergrowth, vines and other vegetation that make it almost ‘impenetrable’. The lowland rainforest and montane forest vegetation continuously struggles to reach heights that will allow it to receive more light. Huge trees are garlanded with creepers and parasitic plants. Giant thickets of bamboo thrive in the humid atmosphere.
Importance of the forest
The forest , a protected area , known as Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is a home of over half of the world’s population of highly endangered Mountain Gorillas. About 340 Bwindi Gorillas , 360 bird species and a number of buttterfly species and small mammals live in this national park.