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2 Days Gorilla Trekking Buhoma Uganda: Buhoma Gorilla Tour

Overview of 2 days Gorilla Trekking Buhoma Uganda

Enjoy 2 days Gorilla Trekking Buhoma Uganda tour, a remarkably the best short Gorilla safari. This Uganda holiday tour ushers you to Buhoma region of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park (BINP) to enjoy Gorilla Trekking adventure. Buhoma is on the northern side of Bwindi, consisting of 5 gorilla groups and interestingly, it is where the oldest or first ever gorilla group to open to tourism is found. Your Gorilla tour to Buhoma begins and ends in Kigali, taking you 1 nights, 2 days.

2 Days Gorilla Trekking Buhoma

Brief itinerary of the 2 days Gorilla Trekking Buhoma Uganda

Day 1: Kigali-Buhoma region in Bwindi N. Park, Uganda
Day 2: Gorilla Trekking Buhoma-Bwindi & back to Kigali

Detailed itinerary of the 2 days Gorilla Trekking Buhoma Uganda

Day 1: Kigali-Buhoma region in Bwindi N. Park, Uganda

Early morning breakfast and meet your Uganda tour guide for pick up from Kigali capital. Drive around Kigali capital as you enjoy a city expedition with possibilities to visit the Kigali genocide centre, local markets or craft shops.Get lunch still in a hotel within Kigali then drive to Katuna/Chanika borders to cross to Buhoma area of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in the southwest (about 3-5 hours’ drive) and for early arrivals, pay a cultural visit to Batwa pygmies.

Accommodations
Buhoma Community Rest Camp or in Bwindi View Bandas-(Basic)
Engagi Lodge or in Buhoma Haven Lodge-(Mid-range)
Buhoma Lodge or Gorilla Forest Camp-(Luxury)

Day 2: Gorilla Trekking Buhoma-Bwindi & back to Kigali

The 2 days Gorilla Trekking Buhoma Uganda tour begins with breakfast and later, briefing at Buhoma trail-head in the Northern side of Bwindi. Treks in Buhoma area of Bwindi N. Park will be done in any of the 4 groups and you will be accompanied by park guide. It is not easy to determine how long you will take trekking gorillas but usually takes 2-6 hours inclusive of 1 hour the guide will allow you to take photos, learn how gorillas behave etc. You return from the jungles in the Buhoma sector to check out and then drop off to Kigali.

End of the 2 days Gorilla Trekking Buhoma Uganda

What is included in this 2 days gorilla trekking Buhoma tour

All ground travel in 4WD car
Full-time service of driver guide in Uganda-The Pearl of Africa
Valid gorilla permit
All accommodation expenses for 1 night & meals
All activities of the 2 days gorilla tour in Buhoma except optional ones
Relevant taxes from government of Uganda
Bottled water for drinking

What is excluded in this 2 days gorilla trekking Buhoma tour

Tip
Laundry
Shopping
Airfares
Cigars
Insurance
Souvenirs
Telephone
Any optional activity/experience included by you

Frequently Asked Safaris Questions (Buhoma Uganda Gorilla Sector Guide)

What is the best time to book a 2 days Gorilla Trekking Buhoma Uganda tour?

The best time to book a 2 days Gorilla Trekking Buhoma Uganda tour 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 2 days Gorilla Trekking Buhoma Uganda tour cost?

The cost of a 2 days Gorilla Trekking Buhoma Uganda tour 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 on a 2 days Gorilla Trekking Buhoma Uganda tour after COVID-19 pandemic?

Yes its safe to go on a 2 days Gorilla Trekking Buhoma tour 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?

Normally, 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 2 days Gorilla Trekking Buhoma Uganda tour ?

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.

Where to stay on this 2 days Gorilla Trekking Buhoma Uganda tour?

Do you want to visit Buhoma sector, 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.

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