Bwindi impenetrable forest is a home to the endangered mountain gorillas. The forest harbors half of the total population of the mountain gorillas in the world today. Bwindi is known to be the prime destination for gorilla trekking activities. Bwindi impenetrable forest national park, has got four sectors which gorilla trekking takes place that is Rushaga, Ruhija, Nkuringo and Buhoma sectors located in deferent regions of the park. We take a deep study of one of the sectors that is the Gorilla Families in Buhoma sector of Bwindi. Buhoma is one of the famous sectors and most popular region for gorilla trekking experience, reason being that Buhoma sector is the first region in Bwindi where gorilla trekking fast started from. During the 1993, the first tourist went on the first gorilla trekking in the Buhoma sector of Bwindi with only one habituated gorilla family opened for trekking. But later on, the exercise continued and more gorilla families are being habituation with the purpose of conserving and for income generation that will help in boosting the tourism industry and for the protection of the gorillas. A bigger number of remaining gorillas in the world, can only be sighted in Uganda in Bwindi national park with the biggest population of gorillas and Mgahinga national park situated in south western Uganda, volcanoes national park in Rwanda and in Virunga national park in the democratic republic of Congo (DRC).

Gorilla families in Buhoma

Bwindi impenetrable forest, has got several gorilla groups spread all over the tropical forest of Bwindi national park. With different sectors of Bwindi having different habituated gorilla families. But the Buhoma sector of Bwindi has got three habituated gorilla families opened for gorilla trekking. These include; Mubare gorilla group, Rushengura gorilla group and Habinyanja gorilla group. These groups are opened for tracking to the tourists taking part in gorilla trekking. These gorilla groups are often seen roaming around the Buhoma park headquarters. For travelers interested in booking accommodation nearer to the Buhoma sector, would best book gorilla permit and track gorillas at the Buhoma sector of Bwindi. Many travelers like to book permits of Buhoma sector because its more known to many people and its always advertised compared to other sectors of Bwindi impenetrable forest national park.

Buhoma sector is the first region you reach to when you enter Bwindi impenetrable forest national park, and its more accessible when coming from queen Elizabeth national park, Kibale forest national and from Kampala since its situated at the entrance gate of Bwindi within the park headquarters unlike other sectors that are a bit far from the headquarters.

Accommodation facilities

Buhoma sector of Bwindi national park has got several accommodation facilities for travelers visiting the Buhoma sector of Bwindi impenetrable forest national park. While in Buhoma sector, travellers can stay in any of the following lodges; Mahogany springs lodge, Buhoma Haven lodge, Buhoma community and others. Other sectors of Bwindi, also have conducive accommodation facilities for clients who visit the park for gorilla trekking.

For travelers, interested in gorilla trekking in Bwindi impenetrable forest, and would like to trek gorillas in Buhoma sector, are advised to book their permits in advance at least 4 months in advance before your gorilla tracking day to a void missing a permit since they be on high demand. Please contact us at adventure in the wild safaris, in case you would like to track the gorillas in Buhoma sector of Bwindi impenetrable forest national park.