Located in southwestern Uganda, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park contains more than 325 square miles of highland and lowland jungle forest. Because the park is one of the richest ecosystems in Africa and exhibits natural importance, it has been designated as a World Heritage Site.
Bwindi is home to chimpanzees, colobus monkeys and 100 additional mammal species. This includes more than 300 Bwindi gorillas, around half of the world's population of the critically endangered mountain gorilla subspecies. Nearly 350 bird species and numerous plant and reptile species, some of which are endangered, also reside here.