Nkuringo Sector of Bwindi Forest National Park

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How To Spend 4 Days In Nkuringo Sector of Bwindi Forest National Park

How to spend 4 days in the Nkuringo sector of Bwindi forest national park? In case you are organizing to spend 4 days in the Nkuringo gorilla trekking sector, then it is very much possible with Africa Adventure Vacations to make this happen. Nkuringo gorilla trekking region is one of the 4 sectors of Bwindi impenetrable forest National Park and it is found in the southwestern part of Uganda at the border with the democratic republic of Congo. In the Nkuringo sector, you will go and enjoy the gorillas in their natural environment or habitat. Bwindi is found in the western part of Uganda and it is an adjacent Virunga conservation area bordering the democratic republic of Congo.

In Uganda and in Africa at large, Bwindi forest is one of the ancient forests and the park was declared as UNESCO World Heritage Site in the year 1994.there are several species in Bwindi impenetrable forest National Park ranging from plants, mammals, and the bird species. There are over 400 species of plants and about 120 mammal species. Among these 120species includes primates and the popular endangered mountain gorillas, others include the monkeys, baboons, chimpanzees, antelopes, among others. In Nkuringo specifically, 3 habituated gorilla families are available and opened for tourists.

 Remember that each gorilla family is allowed only 8 people and this means that there 24 gorilla permits available per day in Nkuringo sector and these permit allows you to see the gorillas for only one hour. Uganda Wildlife Authority is the body that is in charge of all National parks in Uganda and thus it takes charge also in conserving the gorillas in Nkuringo and it is also responsible for offering gorilla permits for visitors interested in trekking gorillas in the Nkuringo sector.

How to spend 4 days in the Nkuringo region of Bwindi

Below are the most amazing activities you can do in Nkuringo sector in the 4 days of your tour to Bwindi impenetrable forest national park Uganda;

Gorilla trekking in Nkuringo

Gorilla trekking is a key activity in Nkuringo that will be included in your 4 days Nkuringo safaris. With gorilla trekking, you will move or walk to the forests to search for the well-habituated gorilla family. A team of advanced researchers, guides, and rangers usually use signs when tracing the whereabouts of the gorilla family being looked for and they do this before the actual activity of gorilla trekking. Usually, the trackers wake up very early in the morning and go to the forest and trace the gorillas and once they are seen, they communicate to the park headquarters, and after the briefing then the visitors go ahead and walk to the forests to find the gorillas and this is why seeing gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park is 99% sure. In Uganda, the gorilla trekking permit for the Nkuringo sector like any other sector is at USD700 per trek per person for Foreign Nonresidents, USD600 per trek for foreign residents, and then Uganda shillings250000 for East African citizens. The gorilla trekking permit gives only one hour of seeing gorillas upon sporting them.

Uganda is the home to half of the endangered mountain gorillas that remain only in the world and thus this offers you a fantastic experience to watch these animals in their natural environment. Mountain gorillas are traced in tropical forests of southwestern Uganda where you will have to go and watch them in their natural environment. You will have the higher chances of about 98% of seeing gorillas when you spend 4 days in the Nkuringo region of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park.

Enjoy the walk around the gorilla buffer zone

This is the area between the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park and then the cultivated areas or land or the land this time around where the communities stay and live. There are a lot of interesting crops being grown here and majorly the tea plantations are now common in the buffer zone. See how the local people are immensely involved in agricultural activities planting majorly coffee and tea for the better of their livelihood.

Trek the top of the World

From Nkuringo Bwindi Lodge, there comes the top of the world and this offers one of the best hiking experiences while spending 4 days in the Nkuringo gorilla trekking sector. You will stroll via Nkuringo village and then take a walk through to the top of the world, the hike offers stunning views to the surrounding areas in form of mountains and valleys and you will spend about 3 hours on this hike.

Visiting the Suma waterfalls

This is one of the waterfalls in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park that are found in the village called Suma and the waterfalls are surrounded by different tree and plant species harboring plenty of bird species such as the Great Blue Eared Starling, Violet Backed Starling, the Northern Double Collared Sunbird among others Hiking the waterfall can be done any time but it is advisable to use the morning hours.

Ivy River Forest Walk

The Ivy river route moves down and up gentry via the stunning forest areas offering different viewpoints of the surrounding including the murram road heading to Nkuringo and you see mist-filled valleys. The route is also sometimes used by the local people to travel from and to Nkuringo especially during the market days. You can as well see some primates crossing or in the forest such as the monkeys, butterfly species, bush big, duikers among others.

Bird watching

Bwindi impenetrable forest national park harbors over 350 bird species and Nkuringo is the best region where you can sport most of these species. By engaging in this activity, you will be able to identify different bird species and it is good that you follow your guiding book if you have it during the gorilla trekking. At Africa Adventure Vacation, we have good relationships with local travel guides in the areas and will be influential in providing you with special birding lost in the Nkuringo gorilla trekking sector of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

Batwa Cultural experience

Be led by the local Batwa guide to experience the real experience of Batwa as you discover a lot of history and life attached to the Batwa community. The Batwa cultural experience will make you explore their traditional music, and drams competitions as they entertain you while you’re visiting them. Batwa use d to move through the forest in search of food and fruits they lived as fruit gathers before the forest was declared a national park in 1993. Still, within the forest, there are used to be caves and hideouts for the Batwa

Gorilla habituation experience

Other than mountain gorilla trekking in the Nkuringo sector of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, you have a chance to engage in a gorilla habituation experience. The gorilla habituation experience is the four-hour activity or trip or excursion preferred by visitors who are interested in spending more hours with endangered mountain gorillas. With this activity, only 4 people are allowed to participate per day and will spend time with gorillas that are still under habituation.

Visitors interested in gorilla habituation experience in the Nkuringo gorilla trekking sector will have to pay USD1500 and this means that the cost doubles that of normal gorilla trekking. Although the price of gorilla habituation experience permits is seen as high compared to gorilla trekking, the experience is worthwhile within Bwindi Impenetrable Forest Nation Park.

Where to stay in the Nkuringo during your 4 days tour Bwindi?

Lodges 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

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