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Buhoma Uganda – Detailed Guide to Gorilla Trekking in Buhoma Sector

Buhoma Uganda is a complete guide to gorilla trekking in Buhoma sector. Found in the norhern part of Bwindi Impenetrable national park, Buhoma is the most visited gorilla sector in Uganda. It receives the highest number of tourists who come specifically to track gorillas of Buhoma sector. With Buhoma Uganda portal, you well get all the travel information you need to plan a gorilla safari like; where to stay in Buhoma sector, tour activities to do in Buhoma sector, how to get to Buhoma sector, tour companies to book gorilla trekking in Buhoma with, best time to visit Buhoma Uganda, gorilla groups/families in Buhoma sector and much more.

Buhoma Uganda has got five habituated gorilla groups and these are easily seen on a gorilla trekking tour in Bwindi Forest. These groups are; Mubare gorilla family, Rushegura gorilla family, Habinyanja gorilla group, Katwe gorilla family and Muyambi gorilla group. Do you want to go gorilla trekking in Buhoma sector? We do arrange short gorilla safaris to see the primates in Buhoma and long gorilla excursions like 3 days gorilla trekking Buhoma and 10 days gorillas of Buhoma expedition respectively. Apart from gorilla viewing, there are other tour activities to enjoy in Buhoma Uganda like birding, nature walks, Batwa cultural experience, butterfly watching, biking in the highlands, Buhoma community walk and many more. All these can be done in a single safari itinerary to Bwindi forest in Buhoma Uganda sector.

With Buhoma Uganda, you have 100% chances of seeing the gorillas in their natural habitats. We have a standby team ready to help you come up with the most exciting Uganda gorilla tour in Buhoma sector. Our safari specialists will get back to you immediately when you send an inquiry. Go on and explore the Buhoma sector with us today!

Map of Buhoma Uganda Showing Lodges and Places to visit in the Sector

Enjoy Gorilla Trekking in Buhoma Uganda Sector

Gorilla trekking in Buhoma is the best tour activity and this is the reason why its the most visited sector among the four sectors. With few mountain gorillas left in the world, the five habituated gorilla families in Buhoma Uganda sector give the best atmosphere for tracking gorillas in their natural habitats. We have compiled a list of gorilla safaris from which a tourist especially primate lovers can select the best trip to watch gorillas. These are categorized into budget gorilla safaris, mid-range gorilla tours and luxury gorilla trekking trips. Below are some of the gorilla trips to Buhoma Uganda sector:

1 Day Gorilla Trekking Buhoma

1 Day Gorilla Trekking Buhoma

This 1 day gorilla trekking Buhoma tour is a short excursion to the north of Bwindi impenetrable forest national park. Its a thrilling gorilla tracking adventure starting from Kigali, Rwanda.

2 Days Gorilla Trekking Buhoma

2 Days Gorilla Trekking Buhoma Uganda

Book this 2 days gorilla trekking Buhoma Uganda safari for an exciting experience with the primates in Bwindi impenetrable national park. Get closer to the primates on your visit to Buhoma Uganda.

3 Days Buhoma Gorilla Trekking

3 Days Buhoma Gorilla Trekking Tour

Go gorilla trekking to Buhoma on this three days Uganda gorilla trekking tour. This tour starts from Kampala and takes you straight to southwest of Uganda to Bwindi forest park to trek gorillas

Gorilla-trekkings.jpg4 Days Buhoma Gorillas & Chimp

4 Days Buhoma Gorillas & Chimp tracking tour

Enjoy gorilla trekking in Buhoma and chimpanzee tracking in Kibale forest national park on this short Uganda primate safari. This trip allows a tourists to spend time with the primates in both parks.

Where to stay in Buhoma Uganda

Do you want to go gorilla trekking in Buhoma Uganda? Get to know the best places to stay while on a gorilla safari including; budget accommodation in Buhoma sector, mid-range lodges in Buhoma Uganda and luxury accommodation in Buhoma sector. Some of them are;
Buhoma Lodge
Silverback Lodge
Engagi Lodge
Mahogany Springs Camp
Bwindi View Bandas
Gorilla Forest Camp
Buhoma Community Rest Camp

Best time to Visit Buhoma Uganda

Visiting Buhoma Uganda for gorilla trekking requires a tourists to know the best time to book a gorilla safari to the sector. Given some climatic changes and other factors related to weather and infrastructure, its always good to know when to book a gorilla tour to Buhoma sector to avoid having an average experience on the trip. The best time to visit Buhoma is during the two dry seasons namely; June to September and December to February. This is because the roads to Bwindi Impenetrable national park and tracking routes in the park are easy to use unlike in wet seasons when they muddy and slippery. Also gorillas of Buhoma sector are easy to see during the dry season as they come out to play in the sun unlike  in wet seasons when they hide. However, gorilla trekking in Buhoma Uganda is always a success throughout the year and its okay to book in any month of the year.

Key Attractions in Buhoma Uganda Sector

Gorilla trekking in Buhoma Uganda sector

Gorilla trekking in Buhoma Uganda sector is that one most thrilling wildlife experience worthy including on your bucket-list adventures while on Uganda safaris. For long, Buhoma sector has positioned itself as one most visited region in Bwindi when it comes to gorilla trekking safaris. This gorilla trekking area shelters only 4 habituated groups with first ever gorilla family to open to tourists to trek. Read More here

Birding in Buhoma Sector Uganda

When it comes to interesting experiences, Buhoma sector Uganda-the northern section of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park never leaves holidaymakers out of choices. It is one outstanding region in Bwindi which is safe for bird watching safaris. Birding in Buhoma sector Uganda entirely involves identifying variety of bird species that make Bwindi Impenetrable National Park one of Uganda’s most important birding areas. Read More here

Cultural Tours in Buhoma Uganda: Batwa Trail

The cultural tours in Buhoma Uganda largely take you through a cultural/community walk around Buhoma area of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Buhoma gorilla region is amazingly one remarkable area worthy exploring not only for mountain gorilla trekking but also for thrilling African cultural experiences. On Buhoma cultural tours, holidaymakers engage in a close interaction with local residents. Read More here

Frequently Asked Safaris Questions (Buhoma Uganda Gorilla Sector Guide)

What is the best time to book a gorilla safari to Buhoma Uganda sector?

The best time to book a gorilla safari to Buhoma Uganda is during the two dry seasons (June to September and December to February). This is because its easy to see the gorillas in their natural habitats on a sunny day as they come out to play jumping from one branch to another. In the rainy season, the gorillas hide in search for warmth making it hard to see on a trek. Also during the dry season roads to Bwindi Impenetrable forest national park in Buhoma sector are easy to use unlike in the rainy seasons when they are muddy and slippery. Although there are best days to trek gorillas of Buhoma sector, its always perfect timing to book a gorilla safari to this place and we do arrange trips to trek gorillas in Buhoma throughout the year.

How much does a gorilla trekking safari to Buhoma sector Uganda cost?

The cost of a gorilla trekking safari to Buhoma sector depends on numerous factors and these include, the number of people on safari, the accommodation types (budget, mid-range or luxury accommodation), the number of days of the safari and more. For starters, if you want to go gorilla trekking in Buhoma sector then budget from $1200 and above.

Is it safe to go gorilla trekking in Buhoma sector Uganda after COVID-19 pandemic?

Yes its safe to go gorilla trekking in Buhoma sector after the world COVID-19 world pandemic. As of June 2021, Uganda was declared safe to visit and tourists are allowed to travel to the various destinations in the country. The government urges tourists to follow the set standard operating procedures related to COVID-19 prevention. Read more about Uganda COVID-19 travel guide.

How can I obtain a gorilla trekking permit for Buhoma sector?

Do you want to track gorillas of Buhoma sector? Then you need to obtain a valid gorilla trekking permit and this can be obtained from Uganda wildlife Authority (UWA) through a registered tour operator. You can also obtain one by contacting UWA directly on their website.

How much does a gorilla permit for Buhoma sector cost?

A gorilla permit for Buhoma sector in Uganda costs $700 per person for foreign non residents and $500 for foreign residents. For Ugandan citizens a gorilla trekking permit for Buhoma sector costs shs. 250, 000 per person.

Are there discounted gorilla trekking permits for Buhoma sector Uganda?

Currently there are no discounted gorilla trekking permits for Buhoma sector. In future when the government announces discounted gorilla permits in the region, then we shall let you know on this website.

How long does gorilla trekking in Buhoma Sector take?

Gorilla trekking in Buhoma sector normally takes 2 to 8 hours. The time spent tracking gorillas depends on the gorilla group tracked. Some gorilla groups tend to be far in the thick forest making it hard to find while others are easy to see.

At what time does gorilla trekking in Buhoma sector start?

Normarly, gorilla trekking in Buhoma sector starts in the morning at 7AM. This is after a briefing from the park officials and rangers about the “do’s and dont’s” while tracking the gorillas in Buhoma Uganda.

What to carry on a gorilla trekking tour to Buhoma sector?

If you want to track gorillas in Buhoma sector in bwindi forest then some of the things to carry include; long-sleeved shirt, long-sleeved trouser, a hat, camera, rain jacket, pair of glasses, gloves, water bottle and hiking boots.

What are the gorilla groups in Buhoma Sector Uganda?

Buhoma sector has got 5 well habituated gorilla groups and these are; Mubare gorilla family, Rushegura gorilla family, Habinyanja gorilla group, Katwe gorilla family and Muyambi gorilla group.

What are the lodges in Buhoma sector Uganda?

Buhoma sector region in Uganda has got many established lodges for accommodation a gorilla safari and these include budget lodges, mid-range and luxury lodges. We have compiled a list of some of the lodges to book in Buhoma and these include; Buhoma Lodge, Silverback Lodge, Engagi Lodge, Mahogany Springs Camp, Bwindi View Bandas, Gorilla Forest Camp, Buhoma Community Rest Camp.

How to get to Buhoma Uganda

Do you plan to visit Buhoma Uganda Sector? Then its important to know how to get to Buhoma. Located in the north of Bwindi Impenetrable national park, Buhom sector can be accessed by either road or air.
By Road, getting to Buhoma Uganda starts from Entebbe international airport. On arrival, you will board a car driving through Masaka, Mbarara, Ntungamo, Rukungiri then to the north of Bwindi national park in Buohom sector. This journey takes 8-9 hours and its thrilling with splendid views of nature and highlands on the way.
By road Buhoma can also be accessed by starting from Rwanda. This is a shorter route and its always requested for by clients who don’t want to spend many hours on the road. After arrival on Kigali international airport, you will be transferred to Buhoma Uganda by road through Cyanika border. This drive takes 3 to 4 hours and its the shortest by road transport.

By air, Buhoma Uganda sector can be accessed by boarding an aeroplane at Entebbe international airport to Kihihi airstrip. From there you will board a car for transfer to the north of Bwindi in Buhoma sector. This is the shortest and less tiresome way of getting to Buhoma Uganda.

Gorilla Groups in Buhoma Uganda Sector

Buhoma Uganda is the most visited gorilla sector in Uganda. Located in the northern part of Bwindi Impenetrable forest national park, Buhoma has got 5 well habituated gorilla families and these are easy to seen on a gorilla trekking adventure in the park. We have compiled detailed information about each gorilla group in Buhoma and we advise tourists to know them before going on a gorilla safaris adventure. The gorilla families in Buhoma Uganda are;

Mubare gorilla family
Rushegura gorilla family
Habinyanja gorilla group
Katwe gorilla family
Muyambi gorilla group

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