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Rivers in Bwindi impenetrable national park

Rivers in Bwindi impenetrable national park: The park is found inwestern Uganda popular for Gorilla trekking activities with rivers like ivy, Ishasha etc

Rivers in Bwindi impenetrable national park

Rivers in Bwindi impenetrable national park:  The park is positioned at the rim of the western armed of the Albertine rift valley in Kanungu, Kabale, and Kisoro districts well known for Gorilla trekking. This park that was gazetted in 1991 by the government of Uganda to protect mountain gorillas from extinction as well as the tropical rainfall forest. The national park covers a total area of 331 sq. km where more than half of the mountain gorilla population is finding a home.

Bwindi impenetrable forest national park is a key water catchment zone and a source of water for many rivers which pour waters into the nearby lakes such as lake mutanda close to Nkuringo and Rushaga, Lake Bunyonyi in Kabale and Lake Edward in queen Elizabeth national park.  Some rivers pass through the national park as they find their way to surrounding lakes and one of them is River Munyaga which comes from DR Congo and heads to Lake Edward.

Rivers in Bwindi impenetrable forest national park provide drinking water to different park animals all throughout the year and these include elephants, buffaloes, chimpanzees, mountain gorillas, bushpigs, bushbucks, giant forest hogs, and some birds. Tourists have the chance of meeting these animals drinking water on the rivers in the dry season when the vegetation is not moist enough.

Tourists to Bwindi may have a chance to see these water sources during gorilla trekking if the mountain gorilla family they are searching for is around that area. Tourists that are interested in seeing certain rivers can always organize nature walks while on a safari in the park and the armed ranger guides will take you to the river. There are nature walk trails such as Ivy trail and Munyaga River trail that lead you to river ivy and river Munyaga respectively.

Rivers in Bwindi impenetrable forest national park

River Ishasha: River Ishasha is found Buhoma sector of Bwindi on the northern side of the park. River Ishasha comes from DR Congo, enters Bwindi from the north, and goes to Kanungu dam where it continues to pour its waters into lake Edward in Queen Elizabeth national park.

River ivy: This is one of the famous rivers in Bwindi park and it goes through Buhoma in the north and Nkuringo in the south. The river can be seen by tourists during gorilla trekking in case the mountain gorilla family they are searching for is around that area. River ivy can also be seen by those that are on birding activities as well as nature walk and hiking since it’s said to be one of the best trails in Bwindi.

River Munyaga: River Munyaga is found in Buhoma sector of Bwindi impenetrable forest national park and it’s seen by tourists that visit the northern side of the park. The river is 13km inside Bwindi impenetrable forest national park and it has waterfalls at the end coming from the top rocks. Travelers who are interested in seeing River Munyaga use River Munyaga waterfall trail to get to the waterfalls and see the river.

River Ntengyere: River Ntengyere is one of the rivers that go through Bwindi impenetrable forest national park. The river has its source in the hills of Bwindi impenetrable forest national park and pours its water in Lake mutanda, Lake Edward and Lake Bunyonyi.

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