The Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Uganda
The Bwindi Impenetrable forest in southwestern Uganda is one of the largest forest areas in Africa, covering 33,100 ha. The biodiverse, mountainous area protects an estimated 400 mountain gorillas – roughly half of the world’s population, including several habituated groups, which can be tracked. This biologically diverse region also provides shelter to a further 120 mammals, including several primate species such as baboons and chimpanzees, as well as, elephants and antelopes. There are around 350 species of birds hosted in this forest, including 23 Albertine Rift endemics, said ugandawildlife.org. Over 400 call this UNESCO-protected national park home, with the chance for visitors to trek to and meet habituated groups, according to CNN.