Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is home to half of the world’s remaining mountain gorilla population found in four different sectors of the park. The Buhoma sector is one of the most visited sectors in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park located in the northern part of the park.
The park has four different sectors as a way of easily monitoring the different groups within the forest and easing tourist accessibility from different directions. Other sectors are known as the Rushaga, Nkuringo, and Ruhija sectors.
The Buhoma sector was the first group to be opened to tourists in 1993 for Uganda gorilla safaris. Up to date the sector is very much desired by tourists which makes permits for the sector booked so fast. To get to the park, travelers connect mostly through Ntungamo and Rukungiri then Butogota before getting to the Buhoma sector of Bwindi. It is also the closest region to connect to other national parks in the region like Queen Elizabeth National Park, Kibale Forest National Park, and Rwenzori Mountains National Park.
Gorilla trekking in the Buhoma sector just like any other starts in the morning (only one session per day) with a briefing from the park rangers at the park headquarters. During the briefing, tourists are briefed on the expectations during the trek, safety rules as well as the guidelines to be followed for the trek. It is during the time of briefing when each tourist is allocated the gorilla family that they will trek.
Each family will be trekked by 8 persons with ranger guides who take them through the whole process. However, for the sector, the allocation is done during the time of booking according to the travelers’ interests and the availability of permits in the sector for the desired date.
During the allocation of gorilla families, there are usually considered as those who have difficulties hiking for long are allocated groups that are known to spend their day close to the park headquarters, and those who are physically fit are allocated groups that are further away.
Gorilla trekking takes about 2-6 hours depending on where the gorillas spent their previous night. However, a maximum of one hour is what individuals can spend with the gorillas. Spend this time watching the interactions among the gorilla family, taking photos as well as videos to keep these amazing memories.
Buhoma sector has 4 habituated gorilla groups and these are;
If you are interested in trekking gorillas in the Buhoma sector of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, contact us for your permit booking. All inquiries for bookings should be done early to enable all the necessary bookings especially to suit your interests. We also plan gorilla-tracking safaris in Uganda to any of the other three sectors. Beyond Uganda, we also plan Rwanda gorilla tours, Kenya safaris as well and Tanzania safaris for the most exhilarating wildlife viewing experiences.
3 Day Uganda gorilla trekking safari, – Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
3 Days Uganda Gorilla Trekking Safari is done in Rushaga Bwindi Impenetrable National Park which is located in southwestern Uganda a magnificent verdant swathe across the steep ridges of the Albertine Rift Valley.
This ancient rainforest is one of the few in Africa to have flourished and is home to half of the world’s endangered population of mountain gorillas.
Looking into the expressive brown eyes of these giants is surely the most exciting and poignant wildlife encounter Uganda has to offer! Apart from the gorilla trekking Tour, the park boasts 90 mammal species, including 11 primates and prominent bird species. It is a treasure chest of flora and fauna with ten gorilla groups currently available to be visited by only eight persons per group daily. However, strict rules have to be followed to prevent behavioral disturbances and transmission of diseases.
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An encounter with an earth-shaking 350-pound silverback or baby gorilla is an unforgettable experience! view the long-horned Ankole cattle papyrus acacia woodlands and terraced landscape of Kigezi highlands on your way to Bwindi’s impenetrable national park.