Where to stay while on flying safari to Buhoma to see gorillas

Lodges and hotels in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National park range from budget, mid-range, and luxury accommodation facilities

Arranging a Flying Safari To Buhoma Sector In Bwindi To See Mountain Gorillas

Arranging a flying safari to Buhoma to see mountain gorillas in Bwindi is one of the experiences that you should not miss on your travel plans to Uganda especially in Bwindi Impenetrable forest National Park. Buhoma sector features the second headquarters of Bwindi forest park in the Northern part, Buhoma is found in the southwestern part of Uganda and it is where you can go and see the endangered mountain gorillas in their natural environment/habitat by participating in both gorilla trekking and gorilla habituation activities. Bwindi is under the control of the Uganda wildlife authority, a body in Uganda that is responsible for overseeing all national parks and conservation areas in Uganda.  The park has four sectors that will all be filled with mountain gorillas and it is the only park where you can have 98% chances of seeing the endangered mountain gorillas. At Africa adventure vacations we offer fantastic gorilla trekking safaris to Buhoma and in Bwindi forest park as a whole, what you need to do is to see our offers for gorilla safaris as we adhere to the covid19 guidelines to ensure your maximum safety.

To view or see gorillas is referred to as gorilla trekking. Gorilla trekking activity is an activity that enables the visitors to view the mountain gorillas for only one hour after walking on foot into the jungle to search for them. Gorilla trekking starts the morning with a briefing at 700am at the headquarters of the park at Buhoma and after briefing the journey to the forest begins with the help of guides, researchers, and trackers. Because the gorilla trekking activity can sometimes take longer and this calls one to use the services of the porter to aid you in carrying out your language as you move through the forest. Gorillas share 95% of the human experience which you don’t need to miss just book with Africa Adventure vacations to have your best gorilla trekking safaris in the Buhoma sector of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park.

There are 4 sectors of Bwindi impenetrable forest national park where gorilla trekking activity can take place. The gorilla trekking sectors include Nkuringo which is located in the southern part of the park, Rushaga gorilla trekking sector also in the southern part of Bwindi, Buhoma located in the northern sector of the park, and Ruhija Gorilla trekking sector in the northern sector of the park. Each gorilla trekking sector of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National park has habituated gorilla families that visitors go and see every day. The gorillas live in groups/families and almost share the life like that of human beings with each gorilla family group dominated by the silverback. It is one of the best wonderful experiences while you decide to trek gorilla in the Buhoma gorilla trekking sector while travelk9ing with Africa Adventure Vacations. You can have different packages including a 3-day gorilla safari to Buhoma, a 4-day gorilla safari tour to Buhoma, and others which can be designed based on your preferred time and budget.

Flying Safari to Buhoma sector in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

It is very possible for travelers to have a flying safari to the Buhoma gorilla trekking sector in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park and at African adventure vacations, we can arrange for you the best flying safari to Buhoma sector at your convenience in terms of budget and time. Key airstrip linking to the Buhoma sector include the Kihihi and Ishasha airstrips which are about one to two hours from your Lodge of sty in Buhoma. There are domestic flights that depart at Entebbe international airport/Kajjansi both in the morning and afternoon. Aerolink Uganda Limited is the major company that operates domestic flights from Entebbe to Kihihi or Ishasha airstrips with the capacity of carrying 7 at once and comfortably taking them for gorilla expedition in the Buhoma sector in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park.

All companies can operate both chartered and scheduled flights to the Buhoma gorilla trekking sector to see the gorillas in their natural habitat.  For the full gorilla trekking adventure in Buhoma, we have experienced travel guides who are well trained in English and other foreign languages who will be able to pick you upon your arrival at the airstrip and any airport transfers including all activities to the park. We use 4×4 safari vehicles to drive you slowly and in comfortable zones to have a lifetime experience.

What you can do in the Buhoma sector of Bwindi During a flying safari

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park is known for housing more than half of the endangered mountain gorillas and it is important for tourism development in Uganda and fact, most people know about tourism in Uganda because Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park and thus having a flying safari to Buhoma sector you will engage in different safari activities which include;

Gorilla trekking in the Buhoma sector

Gorilla trekking is the chief activity do in the Buhoma trekking sector where people go and see the gorillas. This activity of gorilla trekking in the Buhoma trekking sector will enable you to see the habituated mountain gorilla families while visiting Buhoma. And therefore you don’t know to miss this activity while on your flying safari to the Buhoma gorilla trekking sector. There 5 habituated gorilla families in Buhoma which include Muyambi, Katwe gorilla family, Rushegura gorilla family, Habinyanja, and Mubare gorilla family. The journey to gorilla trekking starts after a briefing at the headquarter at Buhoma at 7:00 am. During the process of briefing, the experienced UWA ranger-guided elatedly explain the guidelines and instructions to be followed while in the forests trekking to the visitors. The briefing is done to ensure that the visitors don’t deviate from the gorilla trekking rules that might the behaviors of the gorillas. Some visitors have found gorilla trekking so tiresome and ended up hiring porter services to help them with their luggage and sometimes may give you a hand while walking. Mountain gorillas are not far ways close to human beings as they share 95% of the DNA with that of humans. This makes it so interesting to come and be nearby these human-like creatures

Gorilla permits are a must requirement when it comes to gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable forest National Park starting from the Buhoma gorilla trekking sector. There are 40 gorilla trekking permits available in Buhoma daily and visitors with valid gorilla trekking permits are the ones available to trek gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. Each gorilla family is visited by 8 visitors per day in Buhoma and once you contact us at Africa Adventure Vacations via our website page we shall send you the invoices and a book your permit temporality and once you make payments then, Africa Adventure Vacations will book and secure your permits and send you a copy of the receipt showing clearly the booking ID to confirm that your gorilla trekking. The process of getting the gorilla permit is not difficult as you can get it through your permit through Africa Adventure Vacations. Gorilla trekking permits are only allowed to clients/visitors/persons above 15 years.

Birding and Nature Walk in Buhoma sector Bwindi.

Buhoma is an excellent bird-watching sector in Bwindi impenetrable forest national park. Bwindi Impenetrable forest National [park records over 348 species of birds which include the twenty-five 25 restricted-range species with twenty-three accustomed to the Albertine Rift. Some of the bird species that only be spotted in the Bwindi impenetrable forest national park Buhoma sector include Shelley’s Crimson-wing – which is vulnerable, Chapin’s Flycatcher, -African Green Broadbill, and Grauer’s Rush Warbler among others. Arranging a flying safari will enable you not only to see gorillas but also different bird species. The birding trail that leads you to River Munyaga is exciting since the place is full of bird species. Birds such as African Green Broadbill, Grauer’s Warbler (and Short-tailed Warbler can only be seen in the Bwindi Buhoma sector and the broadbill are believed to be close to Asian species as compared to African species.-still, the Buhoma sector in Bwindi has got 3 nature walks trailheads that are important to visitors in citing different species including trees, insects, reptiles, and of course several bird species. visitors can as well link to the Nkuringo sector from Buhoma by following exciting long or short trails. These trails enable you to cross the river, see different bird species among other attractions.

Community experience in Buhoma Sector of Bwindi Forest

Visiting the local communities especially those around Buhoma in Bwindi impenetrable forest national park should be an activity that you should not miss while taking a flying safari to the Buhoma trekking sector of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. Batwa people’s community experience is the best. These were known as pygmies until when they were removed from the park and now stay around the park as adjacent communities. These people are so good and have been integrated into the conservation of the park. Your Flying trip to Buhoma will enable you to interact with the Batwa and learn more about their culture and their ways of life.  See their ancestral homes which are the forests, communicate with them as they will lecture you on how best they used to hunt and gather fruits since these were their livelihood activities.  There are different women groups engaged in making local crafts and selling different kinds of foodstuff. There are several community schools around the park and feel that you can as well visit these community schools and support them with simple scholastic materials at your will.

Where to stay while on flying safari to Buhoma to see gorillas

Buhoma is the birth of gorilla tourism in Bwindi and Uganda in general. Because of this, the sector was developed with rapid infrastructures such as loges and hotels to accommodate the visitors who would come for gorilla trekking. Lodges and hotels in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National park range from budget, mid-range, and luxury accommodation facilities the choice depends on your preferences and your budget. Africa adventure vacations will help you book a fantastic lodge or hotel accommodation with a wife and free internet, access to power, bathroom, and others. You can stay at Buhoma Havens, Buhoma Lodge, Bwindi Lodge, Mahogany springs, and sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp among several accommodation facilities. All these lodges and hotels are convenient and offer excellent views of the Bwindi Forest Park.

Arranging a flying safari to the Buhoma sector Bwindi impenetrable forest National park will enable you to see the endangered mountain gorillas in their natural habitat. You can fly to the Buhoma sector and then return to Kampala on a road trip to experience both means of transportation.

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