Bwindi impenetrable national park is the most famous mountainous rain forest in Uganda and the best place to track endangered mountain gorillas in Africa. It has four sectors where travelers go for gorilla trekking safaris; Nkuringo, Ruhija, Buhoma and Rushaga. Among these, Buhoma was the first sector to be created with one gorilla family Mubare and currently has three gorilla groups –Rushegura, Habiyanja and top Mubare. Among all the four sectors Buhoma is the most popular in very many aspects and see bellow what makes it exceptional.
Awesome Gorilla Safari Experience
Gorilla trekking once life time experience is a full wildlife glory in the jungle forests in Africa but very exceptional when done in Buhoma with an overnight stay at either Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp, Mahogany springs, Haven lodge and Buhoma community rest campsite the leisurely lodges that make you gorilla tracking experience more fantastic. Gorilla tracking in Buhoma blends nature with different forest habitats walking a life changing journey in the wilderness. Due to great conservation effort of mountain gorillas, all habituated gorilla families in the sector have multiplied over time that and tourists view several baby gorillas, silverback and the other group members.
Short Drive Distance to Queen Elizabeth National Park
In most cases safaris in Uganda for gorilla tracking include visits to Bwindi national park and Queen Elizabeth National park the most loved national parks for wildlife viewing, chimpanzee and gorillas trekking. Tourists on Uganda gorilla tours chose Queen Elizabeth as a second choice destination so tracking gorillas in Buhoma makes it easy to connect. Queen Elizabeth lies 3 hours from Bwindi forest Buhoma section making it easy to catch up with tree climbing lion viewing in ishasha as well as the afternoon boat cruise on the Kazinga channel especially for travelers on a 4 day gorilla and wildlife safari.
Oldest Gorilla Tracking Sector
Also being the oldest sector in Bwindi National Park, Buhoma is known worldwide as the first sector in Uganda to embrace gorilla tourism. Tracking gorillas in the oldest sector of Bwindi is incredible exploring the old gorilla trials, oldest habituated gorilla family and treasuring the well kept forest creatures for decades. Cultural traditions and trends of the Batwa people is another thing you will be excited about during your gorilla trekking safari in Buhoma.Locally made coffee tastes best and its only found in Buhoma and for any chance to taste it, tracking gorillas here is a must.
Even history says Buhoma is the most accessible gorilla tracking sector in Bwindi national park from any part of the country either in Kampala or Entebbe.Buhoma in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is a full day’s drive from Entebbe or Kampala, six hours drive from Lake Mburo National Park, three hours drive from Queen Elizabeth National Park (Ishasha Sector).