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Best Time to Visit Buhoma Sector: Buhoma Uganda Guide

When is it best to visit Buhoma sector Uganda? If your plan is to visit Buhoma sector of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Southwestern Uganda for any reason whether for gorilla trekking or birding, first, you must know when exactly to be there. What one person considers the best time to visit Buhoma region to another person can be the worst time.

Part of planning for a successful gorilla safari in Buhoma sector is getting to understand when it is best to be there. Firstly, we advise everyone with plans to visit Buhoma sector to take into consideration the 2 important seasons of the year; the dry and wet seasons. Also, other factors come to play when determining the best period to travel especially visitor interests/desires in the destination.

Best Time to Visit Buhoma

But generally, each year Buhoma records 2 dry seasons and 2 wet/rainy seasons that is the long and short whether dry or wet. If gorilla trekking or hiking is your thing then the 2 dry seasons can serve you the best. The longest drier months to plan a successful gorilla safari or Uganda safari to Buhoma begin from June to September while the short drier months range from December to February.

Why visit Buhoma during the dry season?

There are lots of amazing advantages one can enjoy when he or she visits Buhoma sector during the dry months of the year. Firstly, it is during this period when there is low or no rainfall. As a result, most trails or routes within Buhoma sector become easier for visitors to navigate through while on gorilla trekking adventure or hiking/nature walks.

Visit Buhoma sector in Rainy season or wet season

There are 2 wet/rainy season to also be considered when planning your next Uganda safari holiday in Buhoma sector. The longest rainy months begin from March to May and the shortest wet months in Buhoma region begin from October to November. If you are planning for a gorilla safari in Buhoma during the wet season, it can be challenging due to muddy ground/slippery steep slopes. Advantageously, it is when there is plenty of vegetation and so plenty of food to keep mountain gorillas within the nearby areas hence making it a little easier to find them without spending long hours searching for them.

What to carry on a tour to Buhoma sector Uganda?

Once you have decided to spend your next holiday in Buhoma sector, some of the significant items not to miss out of your packing list include bottled drinking water, insect repellent, waterproof hiking boots, long trousers, long sleeved shirts, day pack, gardening gloves, rain jacket or poncho, socks, sweater, first aid kit/medical kit, camera that is free of flashlight.

About Buhoma sector Bwindi

Buhoma sector Uganda is one of the 4 premier gorilla trekking regions in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. It is in the Northern section of Bwindi just in Kanungu district, Southwestern Uganda. This is estimated to be about 8-9 hours’ drive away from Kampala/Entebbe and 3-4 hours’ drive if begin your trip from Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Buhoma gorilla sector of Bwindi is comprised of 4 habituated families. These include Mubare gorilla family, Katwe, Rushegura and Habinyanja gorilla group. Each of these groups accommodate up to 8 visitors and in total, about 32 gorilla permits are available for reservation.



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