Top Things To Do In Buhoma

There are other activities that one can do especially after your gorilla trekking

Top Things To Do In Buhoma After Gorilla Trekking Bwindi

Top Things to do in Buhoma after Gorilla Trekking Uganda- Buhoma is the premier gorilla trekking sector found in the northern part of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. The activity of gorilla trekking in Bwindi and Uganda, in general, started in Buhoma sectors where the first gorilla family called Mubare was habituated in 1993. Because of this, Buhoma became the famous gorilla trekking sector fact that it was the gorilla family that was first opened for gorilla trekking. Buhoma has got 4 gorilla families that are available for gorilla trekking and these include the Rushegura gorilla family, Katwe Gorilla family, Mubare gorilla family, and Habinyanja gorilla family. The major tourism activity in Buhoma is called gorilla trekking but other than gorilla trekking, there are other activities that one can do especially after your gorilla trekking activity and these include the following;

Local community visit in Buhoma

Visiting the local community through the village walks will provide you with an immense opportunity to the tribes of the Bakiga and the Batwa pygmies who are staying and residing at the edges of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National park around the sector. Other than these, mountain bicycling activity and watching butterflies, and volunteering on community projects are among the interesting activities that you can do in communities staying around the Buhoma gorilla trekking sector.

Engaging in gorilla Research and Health 

This great activity is conducted at the Gorilla Conservation camp and the activities engage more Bwindi Impenetrable National Park staff and communities adjacent to the park about the Human-Gorilla conflicts and how best they be resolved, the creation of such activities is an important step and has yielded results in up calling the conservation efforts within the park. Visitors through here will also get a chance to have a chat with doctors and learn more about their contribution in saving the gorillas and how they treat them as you enjoy a nice dish at the camp.

Bird watching in Buhoma

Buhoma is an outstanding bird-watching sector and with Bwindi Impenetrable forest having over 348 species of birds, some of the bird species can be spotted in the Buhoma sector and these include Shelley’s Crimson-wing, Chapin’s Flycatcher, African Green Broadbill, and Grauer’s Rush Warbler among others. The birding trail in Buhoma leads you to River Munyaga is exciting since the place is full of bird species. Bird species such as African Green Broadbill, Grauer’s Warbler, and Short-tailed Warbler can only be seen in the sector. 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.

Safaris to Queen Elizabeth National Park in Mweya and Ishasha

After your gorilla trekking in Buhoma, then you can proceed to Queen Elizabeth National Park where you will be able to engage in safari game drives to Ishasha for tree climbing lions or head to Mweya for boat cruise safaris that is done at the Kazinga channel. Combining gorilla trekking with wildlife safaris is an uninteresting experience that you don’t need to miss on an African safari. This gorilla trekking sector is close to Queen Elizabeth National Park  and thus you can go immediately from Buhoma to Queen Elizabeth for the above-mentioned activities

Enjoy the Batwa Cultural Experience in Buhoma

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.

A nature walk in Buhoma

Nature walks is one of the best tourism activities that is done in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National park especially in Buhoma after Gorilla trekking. Experience or encounter more of the ancient trees and other wildlife species within the forest.  And thus you do not need to miss this wonderful activity.

Best time for gorilla trekking in Buhoma Sector Bwindi

This 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.

Where to stay in Buhoma during gorilla trekking tour

Lodges in this gorilla trekking sector range from budget, mid-range, and luxury accommodation facilities 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. While at Buhoma Havens, Buhoma Lodge, Bwindi Lodge, Mahogany springs, and sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp among several accommodation facilities. All these lodges are convenient and offer excellent views of the Bwindi Forest Park.

How to get Buhoma Sector for Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi

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 the sector. 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 Kabare 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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