Nkuringo gorilla trekking sector Bwindi forest

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Nkuringo gorilla trekking sector Bwindi forest

Nkuringo gorilla trekking sector Bwindi forest

Nkuringo gorilla trekking sector is one of Uganda’s best places for people who would wish to hike for hours in search of mountain gorillas, the area has one of the best trekking for avid hikers and the area is located in the upper southern part of Bwindi impenetrable national park, the area offers one of the finest views in the whole of Bwindi impenetrable national park.

On a good day, you may be able to see the famous Nyiragongo Volcano in the Congo and some of the towns in the low laying areas of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Gorilla families in the Nkuringo gorilla trekking sector

Christmas gorilla family, Bushaho gorilla family, Nkuringo gorilla family

Things to do in Nkuringo after the gorilla trekking experience

There are several activities in this area that one can do after mountain gorilla trekking and some of the activities include

  • Buniga forest Batwa cultural experience
  • Bird watching around the lodges and Buniga forest
  • Visiting the community school and the craft shops
  • Boat cruise and canoeing on Lake Mutanda.
  • Golden monkey trekking in Mgahinga gorilla national park

How to get to Nkuringo gorilla trekking sector

Nkuringo is Uganda‘s furthest gorilla trekking point with extremely low tourist numbers making it a special place to go for gorilla trekking in Uganda, the area can be accessed both by Air or by Road

  • By Air

There are direct morning flights from Entebbe to Kisoro airstrip, from here a 2.5-3 hours scenic drive in a 4×4 safari land cruiser will take you to the top of the hill which is a base for mountain gorilla trekking in Bwindi forest.

  • By Road

The easiest recommended route is via Rwanda if you’re not on our regular Gorillas, chimpanzees, and wildlife safaris, from Kampala the drive is 11-12 hours on a smooth road and it’s a 5-hour drive from Kigali via Volcanoes national park Rwanda and Cyanika border crossing.

Where to stay in the Nkuringo gorilla trekking sector

There are 3 superior lodges to stay in the Nkuringo gorilla trekking area and they are all luxury lodges and include Clouds mountain gorilla Lodge, Nkuringo mountain gorilla lodge, and Gorilla heights Lodge for budget and mid-range options clients can stay in Lake Mutanda resort or Rushaga gorilla havens lodge.


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