Christmas gorilla family in Nkuringo sector- This is one of the latest additional habituated gorilla families in Bwindi impenetrable forest national park which has been opened for gorilla trekking. Christmas gorilla family is found in Nkuringo sector of Bwindi Impenetrable forest National park located in the southern region of the park. Nkuringo and Rushaga make the southern part of the park and are the trekking regions of Bwindi which was declared the UNESCO site.
The addition of the Christmas gorilla family in the Nkuringo sector has lifted the number of habituated gorilla families in this sector to 3 Nkuringo o started with one habituated gorilla family called Nkuringo but with time this has increased and currently the number of habituated gorilla families in Nkuringo stand at 3 that are available for you to see including Christmas gorilla family.
The Christmas gorilla family is one of the newly habituated gorilla families found in the Nkuringo sector of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. The Nkuringo sector became the 3rd mountain gorilla to be habituated in the Nkuringo sector and now three gorilla families in the Nkuringo sector are open for gorilla trekking.
The Christmas gorilla family has 9 individual gorillas and the group is headed by Christmas and the dominant silverback, the group also has one black back, three females, and a baby.
In case you’re interested in gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park you can request for the Christmas gorilla family in the Nkuringo sector via Africa adventure Vacations as the trusted and prestigious tour operator that you can use for your gorilla safari tours.
The establishment of the Christmas gorilla family as another gorilla family in the Nkuringo sector has a lot of implications on the permits now available for the Nkuringo sector. This means that the number of Gorilla permits now in Nkuringo has increased from originally from 8 when it was only Nkuringo gorilla group, to 16 when the Bushaho gorilla family was introduced and now there are 24 gorilla permits per day in the Nkuringo gorilla trekking sector after the introduction of Christmas gorilla family.
At Africa adventure vacations, we organize gorilla trekking safaris to Nkuringo for visitors to trek and see the Christmas gorilla family, Bushaho gorilla family, and the original Nkuringo gorilla family. Remember that for you to see the Christmas gorilla family in the Nkuringo sector you must possess a gorilla trekking permit that belongs to the Nkuringo sector and then region for the Christmas gorilla family on the day of trekking.
The reason here is that gorilla families are allocated on the day of trekking at the headquarters and here every individual is given a chance to choose the gorilla family he or she wants to trek and this may depend on the time one has, the physical fitness of the client and the interest of the visitors.
There are a lot of accommodation facilities in the Nkuringo sector for visitors who are interested in trekking Christmas gorilla family and thus there is no need for you to worry about where you will stay when in Nkuringo for gorilla trekking. The lodges range from budget, mid-range 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 Gorlla Heights lodge and 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
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. 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.
Visitors in the Nkuringo sector can as well decide to go ahead and combine the gorilla trekking activity with gorilla habituation experience whereby visitors will be able to spend at least 4 hours seeing the gorilla. Gorilla habituation experience only happens in Uganda and Only in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park southern park in Between Nkuringo and Rushaga gorilla trekking sectors. Contact Africa Adventure Vacation for more Information about the Nkuringo Gorilla trekking sector.
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