Gorilla Trekking Sectors in Bwindi – Buhoma, Ruhija, Nkuringo and Rushaga
Uganda has four Gorilla Trekking Regions of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. These regions include Buhoma, Ruhija, Nkuringo and Rushaga sector of Bwindi. The country with almost half the number of the world’s mountain gorillas offers the best opportunities of seeing the endangered primates in the wilderness. In case you planning to do a gorilla trekking safari in Uganda, you will trek the rare apes in any of the regions and allocated to any of the Mountain gorilla families found in Bwindi Forest. If choose the best tour company to offer quality services, you will realise at the end of your trip that Uganda has the best gorilla tours in the region.
The 4 Gorilla Tracking Areas of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest:-
– Nkuringo Sector: Bikingi, Nkuringo and Bushaho
– Buhoma Sector: Rushegura, Habinyanja and Mubare
– Ruhija Sector: Bitukura, Oruzogo, Kyaguriro A and B gorilla groups
– Rushaga Sector: Mishaya, Nshongi, Kahungye, Busingye and Bweza.
– The Nyakagezi Gorilla Group is the only group found in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park.
To ease gorilla tracking in Bwindi, the Uganda Wildlife Authority divided the park into above regions which are distanced from each other. Each region has gorilla families under it and there is a given number for every family cluster. The park management assigns 8 visitors to track each gorilla group in Bwindi. The number of visitors is limited to 8 to create convenience on the side of visitors and create comfort to the endangered primates.
There are several accommodation/lodge facilities in Bwindi around every section where travellers on gorilla safaris stay for trekking adventures.
The gorilla trekking Rules and regulations plus guidelines that govern the wild exercise apply similarly is all the said regions. Geographically, Bwindi National Park is spread a wider area in the south-west of the country. The regions with their nearby lodge facilities help in bringing the tracking services closer to the visitors. Tourists don’t have to drive for long distances to arrive at their allocated gorilla groups.
Some of the Gorilla Safaris in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park