Gorilla Trekking Starting From Nkuringo Sector Of Bwindi

Nkuringo gorilla sector/region is one of the 4 sectors of Bwindi impenetrable national Park where gorilla trekking does take place.

Gorilla Trekking Starting From Nkuringo Sector Of Bwindi

Nkuringo is also one of the amazing sectors of Bwindi impenetrable forest National Park for mountain gorilla trekking safaris. Would you wish to do gorilla trekking in the Nkuringo sector of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park? Yes, this would be a nice move since this sector also harbors endangered mountain gorillas. More than half of the mountain gorillas in the world are found in Bwindi impenetrable forest national park a. remember that gorillas share 95% of the DNA with us human beings. Mountain gorillas in Uganda are found in the tropical forests of Bwindi and Mgahinga located in the southwestern part of Uganda. The chances of seeing endangered mountain gorillas in the Nkuringo sector are high as 98%

About Nkuringo Gorilla Region And Bwindi Forest National Park

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. This park gives visitors the chance of 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.

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. 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.

Gorilla trekking safaris in Nkuringo Sector

Gorilla trekking is the major activity in the Nkuringo sector that you should not miss participating in while visiting Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. Gorilla tracking involves visitors moving deep into the forest on foot to see or view the particular or specified habituated mountain gorilla family with the help of researchers, trackers, and ranger guides. Trackers wake up very early in the morning and go to the forest to track gorillas and once they see the habituated gorilla family, they signal the headquarters that immediately communicated to the assigned guides and the process of gorilla trekking starts. The trackers use various means to track the habituated gorilla family such as clapping, sounds and that is why it is very hard for one to fail to see/view mountain gorillas in Nkuringo Bwindi Impenetrable forest National Park. the process starts after the briefing. The guided lead the visitors into the forest as they keep contact with the trackers teal already in the forests monitoring the gorilla family. This fantastic coordination between the rangers, guides, researchers, and trackers give visitors 99% chances of viewing or seeing gorillas in their natural habitat in Uganda’s Bwindi impenetrable forest national park Nkuringo sector. Nkuringo Gorilla trekking sector is also served with several accommodation facilities at affordable costs and this makes it easy for travelers to trek gorillas in this sector since these accommodation facilities are so close to the gorilla trekking starting point in Nkuringo Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. There are other activities other than gorilla trekking that you can engage in the Nkuringo sector in Bwindi Impenetrable forest National Park and including birding safaris, Nature walks, primate walk, cultural safari encounters among others. These activities are budget-friendly and we can organize for you such safari packages to consume the above activities in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park Nkuringo sector.

Gorilla Families in Nkuringo section of Bwindi Forest National Park.

Nkuringo sector of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park has got on 3 gorilla families that are habituated and are available for visitors to visit and see the gorillas. A habituated gorilla family is comprised of male silverbacks, female silverbacks, infants, and sometimes juveniles. Each gorilla family is guided and headed by a strong and dominant male Silverback.  Each gorilla family in the Nkuringo sector is visited by 8 visitors per day and this means that there are 24 gorilla trekking permits available for the Nkuringo sector in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. Visitors intending to do gorilla trekking in Ruhija like in any other sector must obtain a gorilla trekking permit that is valid for that specific trekking day and dates. Remember that each group is limited to only 1 hour of seeing the gorillas once a habituated gorilla family is spotted.  The 3 gorilla families in the Nkuringo sector include the Nkuringo group Bushaho gorilla family with 8 individual gorillas and the Bikigi Gorilla family. All the gorilla families are available for gorilla trekking and it is paramount that you book your gorilla trekking permit in advance to secure your place for gorilla tracking. This provides a great experience for the Nkuringo sector and you can never find words to describe the wonderful experience of gorilla trekking in the Nkuringo Sector.

What is the price of the gorilla trekking permit in the Nkuringo sector of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park?

As earlier noted, the Nkuringo sector has got 3 gorilla families and this means that 24 gorilla trekking permits are available on daily basis for visitors to trek gorilla in the Nkuringo sector of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. A gorilla trekking permit allows you to trek and sees gorillas in their natural environment in Bwindi Impenetrable forest National Park.  A gorilla trekking permit in the Nkuringo sector costs United stated dollars 700 for foreign-Nonresidents and United States dollars 600 for foreign residents. While east African citizens pay Uganda shillings 250, 000. As African Adventure Vacations, we will help you to book a gorilla trekking permit depending on the choice of dates of your travel.

In peak season that comes in dry months of January, February, July, Augusts, September, and December, the gorilla trekking permits tent to sell out and thus we recommend you to book with us and confirm your intending dates of travel and then we check the availability of the gorilla permits with Uganda Wildlife Authority and once we find availability then we shall give you the feedback by sending you the invoice to start making the payment for gorilla trekking permit and still if they are not available you can revisit and choose other dates that have the availability. We can as well advise otherwise.

 Once we have received your payment 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.

How to access Nkuringo sector Bwindi Forest National park

Nkuringo sector is a very accessible gorilla trekking sector of 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.

What are some of the accommodation facilities in Nkuringo Sector 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 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 nd trek gorilla in Nkuringo Sector. It is only one hour to drive from Rushaga to the Nkuringo gorilla trekking sector.

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