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Booking Luxury Gorilla Safari Holiday To Buhoma During High season

Booking luxury gorilla safari holiday to Buhoma during High season- Are you interested in trekking gorillas in Buhoma gorilla trekking sector in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park during the high season? Yes, this is very much possible by contacting Africa adventure vacations. At Africa adventure Vacations we are specialists in organizing the gorilla safaris and we shall make sure that we get for you the gorilla trekking permit to Buhoma during the high season although booking or getting gorilla permit tends to be difficult or hard during the dry season which comes from December to February and then from June to September. During this peak season, there is stiff competition for getting the gorilla permits and most of the tourists in this sector rushing for the gorilla permits and this makes the Buhoma gorilla permits to sell out quickly and this makes even visitors to resort to other sectors because of permit shortage to Buhoma during the high season.

About the Buhoma sector

Buhoma gorilla trekking sector was the first gorilla sector in Bwindi Impenetrable forest National Park to be habituated and thus the oldest sector to be opened for gorilla trekking in 1993. The gorilla family called Mubare was the first one to be habituated and this made the region so famous among other religions. Buhoma is found in the Northern part of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park  and at the moment the park has got 4 habituated gorilla families which include Mubare gorilla family the forest one to be habituated, Katwe gorilla family, Rushegura gorilla family, and Habinyanja gorilla families.

Buhoma gorilla trekking sector attracts very many tourists because it boosts two lodges that re found within the forests and this makes the gorilla trekking in this sector so convenient. The lodges include the Bwindi lodge and the Gorilla sanctuary forest Camp and these lodges offer magnificent views especially when staying at the Lodges. , also it is important to note that in Buhoma, it where the gorilla trekking started from and therefore fore and this tell visitors that it’s a must they will see the endangered mountain gorillas. It is only Rushaga with more gorilla habituated families than Buhoma and this makes the experience so wonderful and makes the chances for seeing gorillas in Buhoma so high all this combined reasons makes the gorilla permits for Buhoma to sell out so fasts a call for booking the Buhoma gorilla permit in advance.

About Buhoma gorilla families

Currently there are 4 habituated gorilla families in Buhoma and these include;

Mubare habituated gorilla family

This was the fastest group to be fully habituated and opened for tourism development or gorilla trekking in 1993 at the same time when the forested park was declared as the UNESCOs World Heritage Site. The group got its name because it was first sighted at Mubare hill by a team of researchers. The group had 12 members after it was just habituated but this later reduced because of various raids from other members. It’s led by the dominant silverback Ruhondeza who later died in about 50 years ago and now the new leadership has taken over.

Habinyanja Gorilla Family

This is also one of the gorilla families found in Buhoma and this was habituated in 1997 and later opened to tourists in 1999. The group was living close to swamp with some pool of water hence the bearing of its name Habinyanja. Mugurusi was the head by then but later Mwirima and Rwansigazi succed him since these were Mugurusi brothers. The two brother had different characters and because Rwansigazi used to travel a lot, he formed his group called Rushegula braking away from Habinyanja gorilla family. Currently Makara silver back head this group and it has got 17 family members.

Rushegura Gorilla Family

As earlier seen, this group in Buhoma was split from Habinyanja gorilla family and was available for tourists to see in 2002. The group started with only 8 members but it has increased it members to 19 members. It keeps wondering at the border between Uganda and democratic republic of Congo and sometimes it crosses into Congo and then comes back

Katwe gorilla family

This is the new gorilla family to be added to the tally of gorilla families in Buhoma gorilla trekking sector Bwindi Impenetrable forest national park. Only 3 years were enough for this gorilla family to be fully habituated and was opened for tourist to track after it was fully habituated. The groups feature 4 females, 2 babies and a dominant silver back. The group keeps on moving and it was founded in 2018 and the addition of this gorilla family increased the gorilla permits available in Buhoma sector hence more revenue generation for the conservation of the endangered mountain gorillas.

What you should consider when booking luxury gorilla safari holidays during high season in Buhoma

Make sure you book your gorilla permit early enough

Visitors interested in taking the gorilla trekking holidays or safaris in Buhoma must considering booking their Buhoma gorilla permits early enough or in advance  at least four months before your actual dates of travel. The call for this is that during the high season, the gorilla permits for Buhoma tend to sell out so fast or quickly and thus failure to book early in advance might make you lose a spot to see the gorilla in Buhoma. Remember that the gorilla trekking costs $700 per tourists per trek for Foreign –Nonresidents, $600 per tourist per trek for Foreign residents and Uganda shillings 250000 for the east African citizens  and this gives you an opportunity to see the gorillas for only one hour  in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. For more information please contact Africa Adventure Vacations and you will get your answers as soon as possible.

Consider staying at the luxury accommodation facility

Visitors must as well consider the luxury lodge or hotel to stay at while planning their luxury gorilla trekking safari or holiday to Buhoma in the northern sector of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National park during the peak or high season, accommodation facility is part of the gorilla experience and thus for you to have a comfortable experience, then you will have to stay at a wonderful accommodation of stay. There are two lodges that found within the Gorilla trekking sector in Buhoma and these include the Bwindi Lodge and the gorilla sanctuary Forest camp. Other lodges include Mahogany springs Lodge, Silverback Lodge among others.

Consider luxury and comfortable transport Mode to Buhoma sector

While planning for your luxury gorilla trekking safari or holiday in Buhoma during the high season, you should plan to use the 4×4 land cruiser safari vehicle that will provide you with comfortable movement on the road. You can as well decided to fly to Buhoma form Entebbe international airport which will cut the long distance  short instead of spending 8-10 hours traveling on the road from Entebbe to Buhoma you can use only about 2  hours.

What to wear during Buhoma gorilla trekking in High season

We are quite sure that some you are wondering and are indecisive of what to wear especially while going for your gorilla trekking safaris or seeing gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. Don’t worry some of the clothes that you should put on include two pairs of long trouser, water proof hiking gum boots, along armed sweater to prevent you from coldness, a pair of binoculars to enable you view clearer the majority bird species within the park, cameras with long lasting batteries provides that gorilla trekking is associated with photography, black and blue colors should be the favorite colors, sun screen, mosquito or insect, repellant gardening gloves, rainy coat among others.

What is the best time for booking luxury gorilla safari holidays to Buhoma

Buhoma gorilla trekking sector is found in the northern part of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park and it is open for gorilla trekking throughout the year and all the time. However, visitors have to understand that the Bwindi is a tropical rainfall that can receive rains any time of the year and the best time for gorilla trekking in Buhoma is during the dry season from June to September and then for December to January. These months are characterized by low levels of rainfall and in March and November then you’re likely to encounter heavy rainfall counts. The rainy season in Buhoma is associated with discounts, especially on accommodation and transportation.

How to get to Buhoma sector for gorilla trekking during the high season

Buhoma can be accessed through both road transport and air transport. By air transport, you can get to Buhoma in a short period and this mode of transport is less tiresome. One of the domestic airline companies in the Aero link conducts flights to the Kihihi airstrip where you can then go and head to Buhoma. As of now, there is no direct flight to Buhoma and what flight companies do is to land at Kihihi airstrip and then be transferred to Buhoma specifically at your booked lodge. You will spend approximately one-hour driving from the Kihihi airstrip to your lodge. Private charters are also available for visitors with different route plan or those who like privacy

By road, you will travel for about 8 to 10 hours to reach the Buhoma gorilla trekking sector from Entebbe International Airport or Kampala and here you will pass via Mbarara city and then to Kabale town and from Kabale, you proceed to Buhoma. Still, Buhoma can also be accessed through Kigali Rwanda which is approximately 4 to 5 hours

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