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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/Areas situated in Kanungu District. This Sector is popular with trekkers/travelers like as if it’s where Gorilla Trekking was first started in Uganda. The first trekker group saw gorillas first in the 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 the Buhoma section of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park which are the 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)-The first habituated gorilla family in Uganda), the Rushegura gorilla family(R-Group), and the 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 the Buhoma region. We offer the best and most 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 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 $700 per person per trek for FNR, $600 for FR with working permits, and Sh 300,000 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 the Buhoma section of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, one can still connect/link up to the Ruhija section in the East of Bwindi. This means that one can sleep in the Buhoma section and do Gorilla trekking in the Ruhija section and it takes approximately 2 hrs to drive from the Buhoma region to the 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 the Bwindi Impenetrable forest –Nkuringo section from Buhoma by taking a walk/trail through the middle of the forest- Nkuringo safari walk which takes up to three hours(3 hrs).