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Attractions in Buhoma sector: Gorillas of Buhoma and Bird species

Attractions in Buhoma sector: Gorilla trekking is incredibly the top safari activity that attracts majority of safari-goers on Uganda safari in Buhoma sector of Bwindi National Park. However, this region is still blessed with not only mountain gorillas but also several other attractions. Here are some of the amazing attractions in Buhoma sectors;

Mountain gorillas of Buhoma Sector

Mountain gorillas are of no doubt iconic attractions most safari-goers on Uganda safari come not only to see but also to have in-depth learning about their general behaviors while in the wild. This makes Buhoma sector Bwindi Impenetrable National Park one most visited area for mountain gorilla trekking. The available mountain gorillas in Buhoma region exist in the 4 habituated families and these are officially open for gorilla trekking. They include Habinyanja, Katwe, Mubare and Rushegura gorilla family groups, capable of accommodating up to 32 tourists each day.

Attractions in Buhoma Sector

The mountain gorillas within Buhoma area are part of the 459 individuals that thrive within Bwindi Impenetrable National Park also a section of the world’s 1063. In order to see mountain gorillas, safari goers must have a valid gorilla permit each issued at US Dollars 700 per person for non-residents. The foreign residents can obtain gorilla permits for Buhoma area at $600 and East Africa citizens can acquire it at $250,000.

Other than the rare mountain gorillas, Buhoma sector of Bwindi is also blessed with other attractions including colorful butterflies, flora, primates such as chimpanzees, baboons, blue monkeys, black and white colobus monkeys.

Bird species of Buhoma Sector

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park entirely protects over 360 bird species and a significant portion of these exist in Buhoma sector. These are some of the most interesting things that safari-goers must expect to look out for while in Buhoma. The various birds of Buhoma sector Bwindi range from pink footed puffback, grey crowned cranes, Waller’s starling, Klaas’s cuckoos, yellow froned canary, cape wagtail, red headed bluebill, Africa blue flycatchers, white throated green bull, blue headed sunbirds, peckers and a lot more. With diversity of bird species, Buhoma sector is remarkably one exceptional birding spots not to be missed to visit.

Hiking trails

Buhoma sector is one best area worthy visiting for nature walks. The area is endowed with nature trails each leading to different attractions ranging from primates, birds and other mammals. The notable trails to hit on for a nature walk include Munyanga waterfall walk, Muzabajiro loop, Buhoma-Nkuringo trail, Habinyanja trail, Ivi River walk.

When to travel

The dry season is considerably the best time to travel to Buhoma sector of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. There are 2 phases of dry spell; the longest drier months are June to September and March to May-the shortest drier months. These are notably the best months if you have plans to visit Buhoma sector for gorilla trekking.

Where to stay

The existing accommodation options to spend a night by safari-goers in Buhoma sector range from budget to luxury. They include Bwindi Forest Lodge, Buhoma Lodge, Buhoma Community Rest Camp, Engagi Lodge, Mahogany Springs Lodge, Silverback Lodge.  

Frequently asked Questions about Attractions in Buhoma Sector

What are the attractions in Buhoma sector?

The most common attractions in Buhoma sector of Uganda are mountain gorillas, birds, tree species, butterflies and the Batwa pygmies people.

What is the best tour attraction of Buhoma sector?

The leading tour attraction in Buhoma sector are the mountain gorillas. This explains why gorilla trekking is the leading tour activity in the region.

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