Know the Region/sector you
will be Trekking Gorillas in Uganda
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park has four regions that you should consider while planning an affordable gorilla trekking safari in Uganda. By choosing certain regions then know that it will influence the cost of transport and accommodation choice. In the northern section of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is Buhoma UWA headquarters that is approximately 8hour drive from Kampala. This region is the most popular with tourists and has three gorilla families that can be trekked from this side. These include Mubare Gorilla family (the first gorilla family to be habituated), Habinyanja gorilla group and Rushegura gorilla family. Accommodation properties include (Up Market) Gorilla Forest Camp, Buhoma Lodge, Mahogany Springs, Bwindi Volcanoes Lodge, (Mid Range) Engagi Lodge, Silverback Lodge, Gorilla Resort, Kitandara Tented Camp then Budget Properties include Buhoma Community Rest Camp and Bwindi View Lodge. Because of its easy accessibility compared to other regions, Buhoma gorilla permits tend to sell out quickly so you need to book them way in advance. Buhoma can as well be accessed by public transport (Buses) that leave Kampala via Mbarara, Ntungamo, Rukungiri, Kihihi and then Butogota. From Butogota you can take a motor bike which is likely to cost you from 4 to 5 Dollars to Buhoma (not recommended thought).
Gorilla Trekking Sectors of Bwindi Forest
Know the region/sector you will be trekking gorillas in Uganda: In the Eastern part of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park is Ruhija Sector that has five gorilla families which include Mukiza gorilla group, Oruzogo gorilla family, Bitukura and Kyaguriro gorilla groups. This sector is accessed through Kabale town or Buhoma region. If you use the Buhoma route, then from Buhoma to ruhija is approximately two hours drive. With this sector, you can stay in Kabale town where a variety of accommodation properties do exist in town and around Lake Bunyonyi, the deepest lake in Uganda. If you stay in Kabale, you will need to wake up early to hit the ruhija road which can sometimes be slippery more especially during rainy seasons, it takes you approximately two hours from Kabale to Ruhija park head quarters. You can also choose to stay in Buhoma and track in Ruhija but an early wake up is also required as there is a two hour drive from Buhoma to Ruhija. The best option however is to stay in Ruhija as there exists accommodation properties such as Ruhija Gorilla Lodge, Gorilla Mist camp, Bakiga lodge, Bradbill forest lodge and others. contact us and get to know the region/sector you will be trekking gorillas in Uganda.
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This three day gorilla tour is ideal for those that have limited time but want to spend some time with the gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. With this tour, you can as well fly to and from so as to reduce the drive time between Entebbe and Bwindi.
Track the Rwanda mountain gorillas in Volcanoes National park on this short African gorilla safari. Fly into Kigali and get introduced the rich vibrant culture of the Rwanda capital and transfer into the rainforest jungle to meet the humble mountain gorillas.
This safari starts and ends in Kigali Rwanda. You’ll be tracking the endangered mountain gorillas and the other endangered specie, the golden monkey, both sharing the same habitat, Volcanoes National Park. This is your quick chance to experience the African jungle.
See the mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable National park and also check out the playful chimpanzee families in Kibale forest National Park. This short African tour holiday will start and end in Entebbe visiting Western Uganda by road and back.
This safari is meant for those people interested in tracking gorillas. Enjoy a scenic drive from kigali city through the land of thousand hills to the mighty jungles of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park to track the endangered mountain gorillas.
This journey starts and ends in Kigali city and it takes you through the rolling hills of kigezi to the land of the great kings of the jungle to track the endangered mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
This trip gives two options of destinations, you can either track mountain gorillas in bwindi or Mgahinga gorilla n.p. The tour has another option of habituation which gives you a chance to spend more time with the gorillas.
This tour gives you a chance to visit the two most popular national parks, Bwindi Impenetrable National for mountain gorilla tracking and Queen Elizabeth national park for game drives and boat Safaris on the kazinga Channel.