What Is The Best Region For Gorilla Trekking In Bwindi

The park has 4 sectors and these are Rushaga, Ruhija, Buhoma and Nkuringo which make up the magical Bwindi

What Is The Best Place For Gorilla Trekking In Bwindi

What is the best place for mountain gorilla trekking in Bwindi impenetrable forest national park is one of the common questions asked by many travelers planning to see mountain gorillas in Bwindi. Gorilla trekking in Bwindi impenetrable national park takes place 4 different places located in different sectors of the jungle. Each region has unique features that makes it differ from the other.

For many years it has always been advised to trek mountain gorillas in all regions of the park for accurate comparisons. The park has 4 sectors and these are Rushaga, Ruhija, Buhoma and Nkuringo which make up the magical Bwindi impenetrable national park a home to a half of the remaining total population of gorillas. Africa adventure vacations brings you details on each gorilla region in Bwindi impenetrable forest national park to help you draw a better comparison  before choosing the best place for you to visit for gorilla trekking.

Ruhija sector

Ruhija sector is located in the eastern part of Bwindi impenetrable national park and is a habitat of 4 habituated gorilla families which include Orugozo, Bitukura, Mukiza and Kyaguliro. The sector has 32 gorilla permits every day. Apart from gorilla trekking, Ruhija sector has a variety of tourism activities such as primate watching, bird watching and nature walks. The best lodges in Ruhija sector include Bakiga Lodge, Ruhija Gorilla Friends Resort Campsite, Gorilla Mist Camp, Ruhija Community Rest Camp and Broadbill Forest Camp among others. The best way to access Ruhija sector is going through Kabale town although it can be reached from Kisoro.

Buhoma sector

Buhoma sector has unique features that makes it outstanding compared to the other gorilla regions in Bwindi forest national park. Buhoma sector is found in the northern sector of Bwindi impenetrable forest national park and it was the first sector to host the first group of trekkers to trek mountain gorillas in Bwindi impenetrable forest national park. The sector is a home to Mubare gorilla group which is the oldest gorilla group that was habituated in 1992 when gorilla tourism had started in the park. The location of Buhoma sector is easily accessed from Kabale making it the first stop for of you are driving from Kampala city or Entebbe.

Those flying from Kajjansi or Entebbe International Airport to Kihihi Airfield easily connect to Buhoma sector than any other sector in the park. Buhoma sector is famous for having luxury lodges which offer you with high-end food and sleeping services. The lodges in Buhoma sector include Mahogany Springs Lodge, Buhoma Lodge, Gorilla Forest Camp, Bwindi Volcano Lodge, Silver back Lodge and Buhoma community rest camp. Apart from Mubare Gorilla Family, there are other gorilla families such as Rushegura gorilla family, Katwe gorilla family and Habinyanja gorilla family. Apart from gorilla trekking, other activities to do in Buhoma sector include birding, hiking and Batwa cultural experiences.

Nkuringo sector

Nkuringo sector is situated in the south part of Bwindi impenetrable national park, the sector is a special one because it gives you a clear view of Rwanda and the Virunga volcanoes while at the top of the Nkuringo hill making this sector very special. The gorilla families in Nkuringo sector are Nkuringo gorilla family, Bikingi gorilla family, Bushasho gorilla family and Christmas gorilla family which is the newest family in Bwindi impenetrable forest national park. The accommodations in Nkuringo sector include Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge, Nkuringo Gorilla Campsite and Clouds Mountain Gorilla.

Rushaga sector

Located in the southern part of Bwindi impenetrable forest, Rushaga sector is a favorite gorilla region for many travelers. The ease of access from Kigali in Rwanda to Rushaga sector has made the sector a first stop Centre for most Rwanda Uganda gorilla safaris compared to any other religion. A drive from Kigali International Airport takes you about 3-4 hours through Cyanika border in Kisoro town. Rushaga sector has the highest number of mountain gorillas among which include Kahungye, Busingye, Nshongi, Bweza and Mishaya. Every gorilla family in Rushaga sector is visited by a maximum of 8 people per day.  There are higher chances of getting gorilla permits for Rushaga sector compared to any other sector in the park because of a high concentration of mountain gorillas. The sector has a number of luxury, mid-range and budget lodges as well as camps which provide you with the best accommodation at affordable prices.  The best lodges in Rushaga sector include Gorilla Safari Lodge, Lake Mutanda Lodge, Chameleon Hill Lodge, Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge, Rushaga Gorilla Camp, Bwindi Jungle Lodge and Gorilla Valley Lodge among others. Apart from gorilla trekking, Rushaga sector is the only place where gorilla habituation takes place. Bushaho and Bikyingi are the two gorilla families undergoing habituation and they allow only 4 people to visit them every day. A gorilla habituation is expense at $1500 but the experience is worth it as they give you a maximum of 4 hours to be with the endangered mountain gorillas. Gorilla habituation experience makes Rushaga sector a distinct and best gorilla region in Bwindi.

In general, each gorilla region in Bwindi impenetrable forest national park is unique and worth exploring. Book a Uganda gorilla tracking safari with Africa Adventure Vacations to any of the 4 sectors in Bwindi impenetrable forest national park and meet face to face with these great apes in their natural habitat.

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