Buhoma gorilla trekking sector Bwindi Forest

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Buhoma gorilla trekking sector Bwindi Forest

Buhoma gorilla trekking sector Bwindi Forest

Buhoma gorilla trekking sector of Bwindi impenetrable national park is the first and oldest gorilla trekking sector located north of the park, Buhoma is the first area where gorilla habituation started in the whole of Bwindi forest, by 1991 gorilla tourism was not available in Uganda but the process to make the mountain gorillas used to human beings had started, by 1993 the first gorilla family was already available for tracking in Bwindi forest and since then the area has a total of about 6 gorilla families available for tourist to trek.

Gorilla families in Buhoma gorilla trekking sector

Mubare gorilla family, Katwe gorilla family, Rushegura gorilla family, Habinyanja gorilla family, Muyambi gorilla family, and Binyindo gorilla family.

Things to do in Buhoma after the gorilla trekking experience

Buhoma being the oldest gorilla trekking sector in Bwindi forest there are several other activities to do after gorilla trekking and some of the recommended activities include

  • Forest walks and waterfalls hikes on Munyaga River
  • Forest birding (top with 23 Albertine rift endemic recorded.
  • Visiting Ride 4 women project and the Bwindi community hospital
  • Visiting the Batwa pygmy groups and village walks
  • Following the famous Buhoma-Nkuringo trail, this activity requires full day and it’s recommended for people heading further south to Rwanda.
  • Mountain biking adventures around Buhoma town.
  • Visiting gorilla doctors and the CTPH-Conservation through public health laboratories.
  • souvenir shopping in Nkwenda town and visiting the orphanages

How to get to the Buhoma gorilla trekking sector?

There are two ways to get to the Buhoma sector of Bwindi impenetrable national park; this can be by air or by Road

  • By Air

There are direct domestic flights from Entebbe to Kihihi airstrip which is located 46 km from the park offices and the drive can take anything from 1 hour to 2 hours depending on the stops, if you’re keen on village life then this road has incredible countryside.

  • By Road

Depending on where you approach the northern part of Buhoma if you’re on our gorilla express safari package from Kampala it will take you between 9-10 hours via Queen Elizabeth national park or via Ntungamo and Rukungiri road.

Or if you’re on our regular gorillas, chimpanzee, and wildlife safari then Buhoma is only 2 and a half hours away from the Ishasha area which is the southern part of Queen Elizabeth national park famous for Tree climbing lions

Where to stay in the Buhoma gorilla trekking sector?

There are several lodges dotted around the park, however, our experts recommend for Luxury lodges we recommend Gorilla forest camp, Buhoma Lodge, and Bwindi Lodge for mid-range accommodation we recommend Engagi lodge and Buhoma haven Lodge, and for Budget lodges we recommend Buhoma community rest Camp and Ride 4 Women guest House.


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