Bwindi National Park is located in south-western Uganda in East Africa. The park is part of the Bwindi
Impenetrable Forest, and is situated along the Democratic Republic of Congo border next to the Virunga
National Park and on the edge of the western Rift Valley. It comprises 331 square kilometres of jungle
forests and contains both montane and lowland forest and is accessible only on foot.
Of Uganda's forested reserves, Bwindi National Park is best known for its superb gorilla tracking, but it
also provides a refuge to elephant, chimpanzee, monkeys and various small antelope, as well as 23 bird
species restricted to the Albertine Rift.