What is the best gorilla trekking sector in Bwindi?
What is the best gorilla trekking sector in Bwindi? Bwindi impenetrable forest national park is positioned is the western part of Uganda at the border with the democratic republic of Congo. The park is well known for harboring half of the remaining total endangered mountain gorillas. You can go and see the gorillas our closest relatives in their habitat in Bwindi Impenetrable forest National Park.
Bwindi impenetrable forest national park is distinct from four sectors where gorilla trekking activity is carried out. These four sectors of Bwindi include Buhoma, Ruhija, Nkuringo, and Rushaga. Gorilla trekking activity enables tourists to move through the forest jungle of Bwindi in search of endangered mountain gorillas.
All the sectors of Bwindi Impenetrable National park provide thrilling gorilla trekking experience to travelers on gorilla trekking excursions. Bwindi Forest National Park has a total of 19 habituation gorilla families that are available and opened for travelers.
All the sectors harbor habituated gorilla families an indication that gorilla trekking in each sector is available for trekking. However, the Buhoma sector located in the northern part of the park is the major sector for gorilla trekking and thus Buhoma forms the best sector for gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable forest National Park.
Buhoma gorilla trekking sector in Bwindi Impenetrable forest National Park is the fastest sector where the gorilla trekking and habituation process was first conducted. This means that Buhoma is the first sector to host visitors for gorilla trekking above all other sectors.
Buhoma gorilla trekking sector of Bwindi is situated in the northern part of Bwindi Forest Park offering the best accessibility to travelers. It’s on record that most visitors prefer to trek gorilla in this sector to other sectors. Most of the visitors have read and continue to read several articles citing Buhoma as the stunning and spectacular destination for gorilla trekking in Bwindi and this has made them book gorilla permits and flock to this sector in big numbers.
To our esteemed clients, we would like to put this one to your attention that it is not a guarantee that you will get a gorilla trekking permit to the Buhoma sector since the permits are always on high demand and they are issued on first come first serve basis. Because of this therefore we recommend that you book a gorilla trekking permit to Buhoma in Bwindi as early 8 months before you travel for gorilla trekking expeditions in Uganda.
The Buhoma sector has one of the interesting history and past provided that it is the first Bwindi sector to be visited by the tourists who were there for gorilla trekking as early as 1991. The Buhoma section in Bwindi still is the only sector with the oldest gorilla family in the whole of Bwindi which was first habituated in 1991. This gorilla family is known as the Mubare gorilla family.
Buhoma gorilla sector in Bwindi forest Park is home to three habituated mountain gorillas which are identified as the Mubare gorilla family the first one to be habituated, the Habinyanja gorilla family, and the habituated Rushegura gorilla family. Mubare gorilla family: was habituated in Uganda 1991 has 9 individuals with one group silverback as the leader. On the other hand, Rushegula was also habituated and opened for tourism in 2000 while Habinyanja with 17 gorilla individuals was opened for tourism in 1997.
Buhoma gorilla sector has a total of 24 gorilla permits available for tourists per day. Remember each gorilla family is signed to a group of 8 tourists per day. There are nice looking accommodation facilities ranging from luxury, mid-range and budget accommodation. Lodges such as Bwindi volcano lodge, Buhoma lodge, Bwindi Forest Lodge among others. You can as well participate in other activities on your trip to Buhoma for gorilla trekking. These activities include game drives through Ishasha, natural walks, and bird watching.