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Accommodation Buhoma Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Accommodation Buhoma Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Buhoma region has several choices of accommodation compared to other sections of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. For upmarket Lodges, you can use Gorilla Forest Camp, Bwindi Volcano Lodge, Buhoma Lodge or Mahogany Springs. For Mid Range, there is Engagi Lode, Silverback Lodge, Gorilla Resort while for Budget but descent accommodation, we do have Buhoma Community Rest Camp.

 

Connecting with other sectors/regions

 

From Buhoma section of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, one can connect to Ruhija which is in the East of Bwindi. This therefore means that one can sleep in Buhoma and trek gorilla groups in Ruhija. It is approximately 2 hours drive from Buhoma to Ruhija making Buhoma a favourite to tourists. You can as well access the southern side of Bwindi (Nkuringo) from Buhoma by taking a walk through the middle of the forest. This trail is called the Nkuringo safari walk and takes up to three hours.

So Many Projects for Volunteers and conservation

Being the first area where gorilla trekking started from, Buhoma has attracted several projects that one can engage in to support gorilla conservation efforts.  As a conservationist or Volunteer, you can work with conservation through Public health (CTPH), Human, Gorilla Conflict organization (HUGO), Bwindi Hospital, Schools or spend some time with the Batwa (Pygmies) who used to stay in the forest before it was gazzatted as a National Park.

Other Activities apart from Gorilla Trekking in Buhoma

Apart from gorilla trekking, Buhoma is the best region to enjoy a forest/Nature walk as certain trails have been carefully developed that can take you into the forest to visit the different water falls (up to three of them), identify several butterfly species, birds, trees and other primates among others. These nature walks are fully guides and worth trying if you save sometime after gorilla trekking. Alternatively, you can go for the popular Buhoma Village walk which is up to two hour walk in the nearby Buhoma Village. The walk starts from Buhoma Community Rest Bandas and takes you banana, coffee and tea plantations, a visit to the Local brewer, herbalist and then to the home of the Pygmies locally known as the Batwa.  If you still have some energy you may continue and visit Bwindi Hospital, a school or an orphanage and then come back to your overnight Accommodation property. Buhoma has another activity known as the Batwa experience which requires a certain level of fitness. It involves hiking in the forest  with one of the pigmies as they show you how their way of living was like before they were relocated from the forest.

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