Booking a gorilla safari in Buhoma sector; Buhoma sector is one of the gorilla sectors located in the northern part of Bwindi impenetrable national park. Gorilla trekking is an exceptional activity in Buhoma sector which involves travelers moving into the tropical rainforest in search of the habituated mountain gorillas and once found spend one hour with them in their natural habitat. Buhoma sector is a home of 5 habituated gorilla families namely Mubare gorilla family, Habinyanja gorilla family, Rushegura gorilla family, Katwe gorilla family and Binyindo gorilla family.
Gorilla trekking experience in Buhoma sector
Gorilla trekking in Buhoma sector starts very early in the morning at about 8:00am with a briefing about the rules and regulations to follow during trekking. After the briefing, you will start trekking in the jungle with an experienced park guide which takes about 2 hours to 7 hours depending on where the mountain gorillas are located because they like to move from one place to another in search of food. During trekking, you will be able to view other primates, plant species, birds among others. Once the mountain gorillas are found you will be allowed to spend one hour with them in their natural habitat which gives you an opportunity to watch them carry out their daily activities, learn more about their behaviors, lifestyle, take photos and record videos to show people back home after the safari.
Cost of gorilla trekking permits in Buhoma sector
Gorilla trekking permits in Buhoma sector Bwindi impenetrable national park cost 700 USD per person for foreign non residents, 600 USD per person for foreign residents and 250,000 UGX per person for East African citizens.
How to book gorilla trekking permits in Buhoma sector
Gorilla trekking permits in Buhoma sector can be booked through a trusted tour operator like Achieve Global Safaris where you will contact us with the date, month and year when you wish to visit the mountain gorillas. After contacting us we will check for permit availability on your preferred dates and if there are permits available, you will be asked to make a deposit. Once we receive the money, we will be able to acquire the permits on your behalf and send you a scanned copy of the receipt as confirmation.
Best time to go for gorilla trekking safari in Buhoma sector
Gorilla trekking in Buhoma sector can be done anytime throughout the year though the best period is during the dry season in the months of June, July, August, September, December, January and February because during this period there is less or little rainfall in the national park therefore access roads and gorilla trekking trails will be dry and passable.
Where to stay in Buhoma sector
Buhoma sector has a number of accommodation facilities ranging from budget, midrange and luxury where tourists can stay during the safari including Buhoma lodge, Silverback Lodge, Buhoma Haven Lodge, Engagi Lodge, Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp, Buhoma Community Rest Camp, Mahogany Springs Lodge, Volcanoes Bwindi Lodge, Buhoma Gorilla Camp, Trackers Safari Lodge, Lake Kitandara Camp, Bwindi View Bandas, CPTH Gorilla Conservation Camp among others.
How to get to Buhoma sector
Buhoma sector is located in the northern part of Bwindi impenetrable national park and can be accessed by road transport means where by tourists will drive from Kampala via Masaka, Mbarara, Rukungiri and then to Buhoma sector which takes about 7 to 8 hours’ drive.
Buhoma sector can also be accessed by air transport means where tourists will book scheduled or charter flights with Aerolink Uganda limited or Bar Aviation from Entebbe airport to Kihihi airstrip and then connect to Buhoma sector by road which takes about one and a half minutes.
Travelers can also access Buhoma sector from Kigali Rwanda where you will fly to Kigali international airport and then connect to Buhoma sector through Katuna border or Cyanika border which takes about 5 to 6 hours’ drive.
For breathtaking moments on the safari, gorilla trekking in Buhoma sector can be combined with other interesting activities like wildlife viewing, boat cruise, horseback riding, sport fishing among others in Lake Mburo national park. For more information about booking a gorilla safari in Buhoma sector, do not hesitate to reach out to us at Achieve Global Safaris or visit our website for various gorilla trekking packages.