Bwindi Impenetrable National Park gorilla trekking Uganda is a top safari experience. Many tourists prefer to trek gorillas in the park during Uganda gorilla safaris because of not only the amazing experience but the ambiance and whole liveliness in the jungle. Situated in southwestern Uganda, Bwindi forest is a perfect gorilla trekking park just like Mgahinga Gorilla National Park and the other parks in Rwanda and Congo.
There are four gorilla trekking sectors in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park where gorilla trekking is done, which are Buhoma, Ruhija, Rushaga, and Nkuringo.
The Buhoma gorilla trekking sector of Bwindi is home to 4 gorilla families and these are;
Ruhija Gorilla trekking sector of Bwindi has 4 habituated gorilla families which are;
Nkuringo Gorilla Sector Bwindi
The Nkuringo gorilla trailhead of Bwindi forest has 1 habituated gorilla group for gorilla safaris in Uganda and this is the Nkuringo gorilla group.
Rushaga gorilla sector of Bwindi
Rushaga gorilla sector of Bwindi has almost the highest number of gorilla families and these are;
Each gorilla family is unique and trekking each is amazing. Book a Uganda gorilla trekking safari to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and have a memorable gorilla trekking experience.
How to get to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park by Road or Air
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park inhabits half of the world’s total mountain gorilla population and knowing how to get there is key when planning to take a gorilla safari in Uganda.
How to get to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park by road or air is upon the traveler depending on what they prefer. Getting to Bwindi Forest by road or Air is much more explained below to give tourists a better view of what they can choose;
Getting to Bwindi by Road: By road, getting to Bwindi depends on where an individual is coming from. Here are how many hours and road distances from the major or popular safari start points to the park.
From Entebbe International Airport which is the only international airport in the country, it is about 514km to the park taking a drive time of about 10h 5min via the Kampala-Masaka-Mbarara-Kabale route.
Kampala which is Uganda’s capital it takes 9h 50min on a 521km road drive to get to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Many tours start from Kampala since it’s the capital of the country and the route follows the same as that taken from those starting their trips from Entebbe.
From Mbarara it is about 206km via the Kabale-Mbarara road which is the fastest route and via Mbarara-Kasese road which is about 253km on a 5h 36min road drive.
Queen Elizabeth National Park is the closest wildlife safari park in the region and tourists visiting the park can connect to Bwindi by road. It is just about 2-3 hours’ drive to the park.
How to get to Bwindi by Air: There are a few charter flight companies that organize flights to Bwindi but offer these effectively when booked. Close to Bwindi, there are three airfields that serve the park and these are namely Kayonza and Kihihi airfields that are very suitable for travelers taking a Uganda gorilla tracking safari to the northern sector. Nyakabande airfield in Kisoro is suitable for those going to trek in the southern sectors.
Entebbe to Kihiihi airfield takes about 1h 10min by Aerolink Uganda. From any of the airstrips, the traveler is transferred to their allocated sector to a booked lodge. The transfer from the airfield to lodge is by safari vehicle and vice versa on return.
Flights can be from Entebbe International Airport or in Kampala at Kajjansi Airstrip.
Have a Bwindi Impenetrable National Park gorilla trekking Uganda experience with any kind of customized trip and have the opportunity to share the mountain gorilla habitat with these gentle giants.
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