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Safaris to Buhoma Sector: Gorilla Trekking Tours Adventure

Gorilla trekking safaris in Buhoma sector Bwindi rewards safari-goers with lifetime experiences. A gorilla safari tour beginning from Buhoma region is all about trekking to see the massive mountain gorillas in their natural habitat. This is one most captivating adventure not to be missed on Uganda gorilla safari in Buhoma or any other gorilla sector in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

Safaris to Buhoma Sector

Mountain gorillas exist not more than 1063 in the world and 459 of them are all confined within the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. Trekking to see these humble creatures is possible in any of the park’s 4 regions and visiting Buhoma the northern section of Bwindi on gorilla trekking safaris rewards you with life changing experiences. Buhoma sector is one of the most sought-after regions and also where Bwindi National Park head offices are located. It is set in Kanungu district, north of Bwindi.

Gorilla trekking safari in Buhoma largely involves indulging yourself into the park’s dense forest to look for a gorilla group. This is one most enjoyable adventure taking visitors at least 2-6 hours depending on a number of factors especially their hiking speed, location of the family and nature of the habitat. On every gorilla trekking safari tour in Buhoma, tourists are accompanied by experienced park guides and upon finding gorillas, you have an hour to enjoy with them, learn unique behaviors, take photos and a lot.

Gorilla trekking beginning from Buhoma, commences with briefing at 7:00am where a group of trekkers are given insight into the stipulated rules and regulations. Mountain gorillas are so much close to humans, having about 95% of them genetic DNA similar to that of humans. They exist only in Uganda, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo and they are a sub-species of the Eastern gorilla. On gorilla trekking safaris in Buhoma sector or any other destination, only trekkers above the age of 15 years are considered eligible to go to trek a gorilla family group.

Gorilla families in Buhoma Sector

While on gorilla trekking safaris in Buhoma sector Bwindi, there are 4 habituated gorilla group families to explore. These include Katwe, Habinyanja, Rushegura and Mubare and each of these are explore by about 8 visitors above 15 years. Before you consider traveling for your actual gorilla trekking safari in Buhoma sector, make sure that you have booked a gorilla permit. A valid gorilla permit is what lets you be part of a gorilla trek to see anyone of Buhoma’s sectors. Buhoma sector’s gorilla trekking permits are available for reservation at $700 when you come as a foreign non-resident, $600 foreign resident and shs. 250,000 as East African Community citizens.

Budget gorilla trekking safaris Vs Luxury gorilla trekking safaris

On Uganda gorilla trekking safaris in Buhoma sector Bwindi, it is possible to arrange for budget gorilla safaris or luxury gorilla trekking tour. On Buhoma budget gorilla safari, safari goers a budget safari vehicle can be the best means and basic/budget lodging/accommodation choices are the best for budget travelers to spend a night. At Buhoma sector, there exist some incredible budget lodging options including Buhoma Community Rest Camp.

Luxury gorilla trekking safaris like budget gorilla tours are possible at Buhoma sector. A 3 days luxury gorilla trekking safari Buhoma can be arranged and luxury safari vehicles serve best for up-market travelers. There are also comfortable luxury lodging choices to book in and around Buhoma area of Bwindi National Park.

While calculating for a gorilla trekking safari in Buhoma Uganda sector, different factors are considered including means of transport, accommodation, activities and others. The gorilla trekking safari on the other hand excludes laundry services, the optional activities, expenses incurred on shopping, tips and others.


Frequently Asked Questions about Safaris to Buhoma Sector

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

The best time to book a safari to Buhoma sector is during the dry seasons of June to September and December to February. This is because the roads to Buhoma are easy to use unlike in wet seasons when the roads are muddy and slippery. Also the gorillas of Buhoma are easy to see during the dry season as gorillas come out to play in the sun jumping from one tree to another.

How much does a safari to Buhoma sector cost?

There is no standard cost for a safari to Buhoma sector because there are numerous factors that determine the cost. Some of the things that lead to change in the costs include; the number of days a tourist intends to spend in Buhoma, the lodging types (budget, mid-range or luxury).

How can I book a tour to Buhoma Sector?

Are you interested in a tour to Buhoma Uganda sector? Visit our contact page and fill in the form and then send. Our team will get back to you with the best gorilla trips to the region.



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