Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park is located in southwestern part of Uganda on the edge of the western arm of the Great East African Rift Valley, about 530km from Uganda. The park which covers an area of approximately 321 sq. is blessed with the rare mountain gorillas also called beringei beringei and therefore booking your Gorilla trekking safaris to Uganda will offer you maximum opportunities to have face to face encounter with the human –like brothers living in the forest jungle of Bwindi impenetrable forest.
Mountain gorilla tracking in Bwindi can be done in the four gorilla tracking places that have been partitioned in the park and these include Ruhija tracking area, Buhoma gorilla tracking area, Nkuringo and Rushaga tracking Areas and hence booking your gorilla safari in Uganda will enable to have memorable experience of the tracking the gorillas in any of the four tracking areas.
The best and the most popular gorilla trekking sector in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park – the Buhoma sector was the first place to be established for gorilla tourism. Starting your gorilla trekking journey in this area is more interesting and impressing because the trails are well developed and also new trails have been developed for instance the Munyanga River trials which is positioned in the Buhoma valley. This newly started trail happens to be the shortest trail where visitor can have short distance walks while watching the birds, other unique primate species along the edges of the forest. Primate Tracking in Buhoma also gives the chance to visitors to use the water fall trail which passes through the tree fern, ferns of epiphytic tree species as well as the orchids’ species and the trail takes visitors to the dazzling waterfalls and the other trails within this section are the Rushura hill trial, River IviTrail and the Muzabajiro Loop Trail. What makes experience here unique and memorable is that after the gorilla trekking tour and having face to face encounter with the rare human brothers, visitors can be taken to the Buhoma community walk where they will enjoy while appreciating the traditional culture of the locals and also standard chance to witness the cultural performances from the local people and the other interesting activities here are visiting the typical homesteads of the Batwa community who are the forest inhabitants, also paying visit to the community traditional healer. For any tourists planning to tour Africa should therefore book for gorilla trekking safaris and tours in Uganda for maximum enjoyment and pleasure.
The second interesting gorilla tracking area in the park is Nkuringo area which is also located in the south west of the park and though close to Buhoma, the absence of a direct route makes it the furthest compared to Ruhija and Rushaga. An impressive forest walk is always arranged connecting these two sections of the park and is among the alternatives that travellers on Uganda safari can engage in while in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Local villages at this Nkuringo tracking area also arrange community walk that lead visitors to the traditional healer, black smith, rural homestead as well as brewers. In this tracking area visitors are assured of visiting only Nkuringo gorilla family which is the only gorilla habituated family in place.
Mountain Gorilla tracking in the remote Ruhija sector is also much paying to the visitors because in the area visitors also enjoy bird watching because the area is endowed with different bird life. Besides watching birds visitors can visit the three families of gorillas i.e. Oruzogo, Kyaguriro and Bitukura habituated gorilla family.
The last gorilla tracking area is the Rushaga sector which is composed of the highest number of habituated gorilla families in the mighty Bwind impenetrable national park and therefore confirming your gorilla trekking tour to Uganda offers you the chance to visit all these gorilla habituated families and I guarantee you that you will have the best memorable travel which you will never forget. The tracking sector which lies in the middle of Kabale and Nkuringo (Rushaga) is endowed with Mishaya gorilla family, Kahungye gorilla family, Nshongi gorilla family, Bweza gorilla family as well as the Busingye gorilla family.
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