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Arranging a Fly-in Safari To Nkuringo Sector In Bwindi To See Gorillas

Are you looking for a fly-in safari to the Nkuringo sector in Bwindi to see gorillas? Most of the visitors always ask themselves if it possible for them to fly to the Nkuringo sector to see endangered mountain gorillas. Yes, it very much possible and affordable to book with Africa adventure vacations for this safari. We can arrange and organize a tailor-made safari basing on your preferences. Bwindi Impenetrable forest national park found in southwestern Uganda features half of the total remaining mountain gorillas in the world.  Gorillas in the Bwindi forest are located in four sectors of this park which include The Buhoma sector, Nkuringo sector, Ruhija sector, and Rushaga sector however in this article I will describe much on Nkuringo sector which houses different habituated gorilla families including the Nkuringo family.

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park lies in the southwestern part of Uganda at the border with the democratic republic of Congo near the Virunga conservation area. Visitors can access Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National can get to the park by walking 550 kilometers walk from Uganda’s capital Kampala. It is one of the oldest national parks in Uganda and it was declared a UNESCO Heritage Site. Bwindi Impenetrable Forest becomes so famous because of the engendered mountain gorillas and on a daily, Bwindi Forest receives different visitors who flock to the park to see these gorilla species. Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park has got different wildlife species including tree species, primates, birds, and mammals. There are over 400 species of plants and 120 mammal species including primates with famous mountain gorillas. Other primates include the forest elephants, baboons, and antelopes, bush back among others. The history of gorilla tourism in Uganda started in Bwindi impenetrable forest National Park. The park has got over 500 gorillas and there are 18 habituated gorilla families in Bwindi that are available for gorilla trekking the habituated gorilla family includes Mubare Habinyanja, Bitukura, Nshogi, Bweza, Busingye, Kahungye, Rushegura, Kuaguriri, Katwe, Orugoza, and much more.

About the Nkuringo gorilla trekking sector in Bwindi

Nkuringo gorilla sector/region is one of the 4 sectors of Bwindi impenetrable national Park where gorilla trekking does take place.  NKuringo is located in the southern part of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park which is located in the southwestern part of Uganda at the border of Uganda with the Democratic Republic of Congo.  Nkuringo gorilla trekking sector was initiated in 2004 and it was named because of the Nkuringo silverback who was the head of the Nkuringo gorilla family but later died. The group has got 19 members with two silverbacks.  Nkuringo sector further received its newest gorilla family in the names of Christmas gorilla group family with six members headed by a dominant silverback called Christmas. Nkuringo sector is one the best sectors for gorilla trekking but so strenuous with a rewarding experience. This park gives visitors the chance to trekking and seeing the Endangered Mountain Gorillas in their Natural Habitat. Remember that in all 4 sectors of Bwindi Forest National park, gorilla trekking activity takes place. These four sectors include the Buhoma gorilla trekking sector, Nkuringo gorilla trekking sector, Ruhija gorilla trekking sector, and Rushaga gorilla trekking sector trekking gorillas in all the sectors provides the same great experience but you can choose to trek gorillas in the Nkuringo sector based on your interests and availability permits. The gorilla trekking permit for Nkuringo costs United States dollars 700 for foreign nonresidents, then 600 united states dollars for foreign residents, and Uganda shillings 250,000 for East African citizens

How to get to Nkuringo for a fly-in safari

What is good to hear here is that you can get to the Nkuringo sector faster by use of Air transport and this takes about one hour and thirty-five minutes? Nkuringo sector is very accessible for a fly-in safari in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National park. Visitors can use road transport directly from Entebbe international airport which takes 8-9hours to drive as you make a stopover at the equator for breakfast and at Igongo cultural center in Mbarara for lunch. The road trip is entertaining and enjoyable with a lot of things to see on the road trip. Visitors can as well drive from Kigali international airport to cross the Katuna or Cyanika borders of Rwanda and Uganda and reach the Nkuringo sector. While accessing the Nkuringo via Rwanda, you will be able to pass through /drive through Kabale town and you will access this sector for about 4-5hours to drive from Kigali Rwanda to Ruhija. You can as well opt to use air transport to connect to the Nkuringo sector by having a scheduled charter flight from Entebbe international airport/Kajjansi Airfield to Kihihi airfield which is located in Kanungu district. Aerolink is the best domestic airline company that operates morning scheduled flights from Entebbe/Kajjansi to Kisoro or Kihihi airstrip and there you connect tin Nkuringo sector. Aerolink baggage is 15 kilometers per person and United States dollars for each kilogram. Different private charters have got different timing and routings. Visitors interested in traveling with your kids, it is free for kids below 2 years and those children who are twelve years and above are carried at 70% of the adults air ticket cost.

When to Travel to Nkuringo on a fly-in Safari

Bwindi impenetrable forest national park is week known for gorilla trekking and the park is open for this activity throughout the year. The park has a tropical rainforest and experiences a tropical type of climate which means that anytime the rain can fall. If you travel on a fly-in Safari especially from December to March then you’re likely to see much rainfall since this season the chances of having rainfall are very high however you can experience good chances of enjoying the discounts on the accommodation facility. It’s good to note that the dry season presents the best time to travel to Nkuringo for gorilla tracking. The months of June to September and from December to January, these months are relatively dry, and the chances of receiving rainfall are low which means that trails in the sector are dry and passage through trekking. Incas you’re trying to organize a fly-in safari to Nkuringo with Africa adventure vacations then you need to learn about the advantages and disadvantages of traveling to these varying months such that you can make an informed decision regarding when you can best travel.

The rainy season (March to May and then mid-September to November)

Roads have become slippery especially those leading to the park

Forest becoming so filled with fog and mist that makes it difficult to view the gorillas

The whole day it can rain and even for some days

However, you will be able to see more birds in the forest with the availability of food brought by heavy rainfall.

Dry season /peak season (from June to early September and December to February)

This season the trekking permits are in a very high demand

The roads are dry and passable

Good enhancement of the park allowing you to take beautiful pictures.

Remember that gorilla trekking is available throughout the year but you will need to book your gorilla trekking permit in advance so that you don’t miss out on this glorious experience

Where to stay in Nkuringo Sector while on A fly-in Safari Bwindi Forest National Park?

There are a lot of accommodation facilities in the Nkuringo sector ranging from camps, hotels, and lodges where visitors can stay for their gorilla trekking activity in this sector. The accommodation facilities in the Nkuringo area in form of budget, midrange accommodation facilities, and upmarket or luxury accommodation facilities. It is us Africa Adventure Vacations that can help you book a comfortable accommodation facility depending on your preference and budget. While in Nkuringo you can stay at Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla lodge and Ryarutagara as the best budget accommodation facility, then clouds Mountain Gorilla lodge as an upmarket lodge Luxury lodge. Visitors can also stay at Four Gorilla Lodge .since Rushaga is close to Nkuringo, then there is a chance that you can as well stay in accommodation facilities near Rushaga. And trek gorilla in Nkuringo Sector. It is only one hour to drive from Rushaga to the Nkuringo gorilla trekking sector. Most of the lodges ensure that there are standardized services including WIFE, en suite bathrooms all providing a three-meal course including breakfast, lunch, and supper

What to wear on a fly-in safari to the Nkuringo sector in Bwindi

One must be able to dress in a well-dressed safari to enjoy a safari to Nkuringo and these are the types of clothes you should put on while on your fly-in safari to the Nkuringo sector

Along with an armed sweater, since there is a long Bwindi forest sometimes become cold, you should also put on a pair of long trousers,  Waterproof hiking boots, sunglass and a hat this can be put on depending on the weather conditions, long-lasting batteries, and cameras that will help you to enable you to retake photographs for a long time.  You will also have to come with binoculars to enable you to see the diversity of birds that might be far away from your eyes. You will also need to have gardening gloves to help you hold on to trees to avoid scratches from stretches.  Visitors will also have to come with raincoats since the forest can receive sadden rainfall anytime. You can as well carry insect repellant to safeguard you against insects such as mosquitoes.

What color to wear for your Trek in Nkuringo Sector?

It is recommended that you should not put on bright colored clothes as such sharp colors may make gorillas run away or you scary away from you. Thus you should find those moderate colors. Still, visitors are not encouraged to put on black and blue colored clothes because such colors do attract tsetse flies that can harm your body. This it is good that you put on neutral colors to have a successful fly-in safari to the Nkuringo Gorilla Trekking sector.

Booking a fly-in safari to the Nkuringo gorilla trekking sector.

You should not meet huddles when booking for the fly-in safari to the Nkuringo sector just book with us at Africa Adventure Vacations as we help you with organizing the travel arrangements for all your needs.  We have experience in organizing the best trips with tailor-made booking safari. It is important to note that people you should book your safari trip in advance since booking permits will even necessitate you to book gorilla trekking permits in advance, booking your flights in advance, transport in advance, and accommodation facilities. The gorilla trekking permits are limited during the peak season and therefore you must book in advance by making a small deposit for all your safari activities.

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