Located in southwestern Uganda in East Africa and part of the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Bwindi is situated along the Democratic Republic of Congo border next to the Virunga National Park and on the edge of the western Great Rift Valley. The Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is a UNESCO-designated World Heritage Site. The forest is one of the richest ecosystems in Africa, and the diversity of species is a feature of the park. The park is a santuary for the 300 plus Bwindi gorillas, half the world’s population of the critically endangered Mountain Gorillas. There are four habituated Mountain Gorilla groups open to tourism: Mubare; Habinyanja; Rushegura near Buhoma; and the Nkuringo group at Nkuringo. The biodiversity in these parks is amazing and taking the time to hike some of the many trails in this park, other than on a Gorilla treks, is very rewarding to those interested by the fauna and flora of the region.