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Gorilla Trekking In Buhoma Sector

Gorilla Trekking in Buhoma sector

Buhoma region In Bwindi-advantage of trekking Gorillas in this sector

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park has gotten several sectors therein where the activity of Gorilla Trekking does occur and Buhoma is one of these sectors/ Area situated in Kanungu District. This Sector is popular with trekkers/travelers like as if its where Gorilla Trekking was first started in Uganda. The first trekker group saw gorillas first in Buhoma region of Bwindi National Park (1993)-which basically means this section (Buhoma region) has gotten the oldest Habituated Gorilla family (Mubare group) in the whole of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Mubare family apparently has got 9 members. There are other gorilla groups trekked from Buhoma section of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park which are Rushegura gorilla group having 16 members, Habinyanja Gorilla Group which consists of 19 members.

How to access this section (Buhoma Section)?

Compared to other regions, this section is easily reached and considering from Kampala city to Buhoma section it takes  you about 8-9 hrs and that’s about 550 km.

Accommodation in Buhoma Section

This region has got many options as regards where to stay compared to other sectors of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. There are lodges of ranges like Budget-Buhoma community Rest Camp, Mid-Range (Engagi lodge, Silverback Lodge, Gorilla Resort, Buhoma Haven Lodge and Luxury/deluxe like Gorilla forest camp, Bwindi Volcano lodge and Mahogany Springs lodge.

Gorilla families in Buhoma Section                                                                               

Buhoma region is located in the Northern part of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and consists of 3 Habituated mountain gorilla families that are trekked from there. These include Mubare(M-group)-First habituated gorilla family in Uganda), Rushegura gorilla family(R-Group) and Habinyanja gorilla group H-Group). Trekkers/tourists are familiar with all these gorilla families due to their background and Buhoma being a gorilla trekking region. Monumental Expeditions organizes Buhoma gorilla safaris & holidays to Gorilla trek in Buhoma region. We offer the best and friendly prices for all-inclusive gorilla safaris to Buhoma.

Buhoma gorilla permits available for Buhoma gorilla safaris and Buhoma gorilla tours

Buhoma region has 3 mountain gorilla families. Mubare gorilla Group, Habinyanja gorilla Group and Rushegura Gorilla-Group and each of these gorilla families are trekked/tracked by strictly only 8 people daily implying that a total of 24 Buhoma gorilla permits are in stock for booking each day. And Buhoma gorilla permits cost $600 per person per trek for FNR, $500 for FR with working permits and Sh 250,000 for EAC in Rwanda, Kenya, Tanzania, Burundi and Southern Sudan. Monumental Expeditions will always check availability and book these Buhoma gorilla permits for all those that book all-inclusive.

Connecting with other regions

Once in Buhoma section of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, one can still connect/link up to Ruhija section in the East of Bwindi. This means that one can sleep in Buhoma section and do Gorilla trekking in Ruhija section and that takes approximately 2 hrs drive from Buhoma region to Ruhija region making it the most preferred by tourists/trekkers/travelers. You can as well be able to connect/link up to the southern side of Bwindi Impenetrable forest –Nkuringo section from Buhoma by taking a walk/trail through the middle of the forest- Nkuringo safari walk and takes up to three hours(3 hrs).