The most commonly spotted predator in the Bwindi National Park is the small side striped jackal and the African civet.
These are both small carnivores, and there are plenty of other carnivores dwelling within the forest.
The Bwindi Park habitat is also home to over 120 species of mammals, colobus monkeys, and forest elephants. The forest elephants are rare and can be quite aggressive. Of the 120 mammals, 10 are primates and there are more than 45 small mammal species within the forest.
The most famous species of all is the mountain gorilla, of which there are roughly 400 dwelling within the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
There are 350 recorded bird species in the forest, with 23 Albertine rift valley endemics, a few of which include : short-tailed warbler, blue headed sunbird and 7 IUCN red data listed species. The great blue turaco is a common resident, and a firm favourite to spot while birding in the forest. A few other species include the Grauer’s rush warbler, chestnut-throated Apalis, kivu ground-thrush, montane oriole, and the African green broadbill.
Get to know the original hunter gatherers of the area, the "forest" people.
The Batwa now live on the outskirts of the forest and have merged with communities.
For years the lodge has supported the local school and the Batwa community living in the area. Find out about the history of the area, meet the Rushaga women and learn about their various arts and crafts.
Take a fully guided trek into the dense rainforest and meet the gorillas. Guests will be briefed at the start of the trek, and receive a certificate at the end. Tracking gorillas can take anything from 3 hours to a full day. You will spend an hour with the gorillas.