Shoebill Safaris

BUHOMA SECTOR IN BWINDI NATIONAL PARK

Buhoma Bwindi National Park

Buhoma sector is one of the gorilla trekking sectors found in the northern part of Bwindi in Kanungu district. This sector was the first to host the first group of gorilla trekkers with Mubare gorilla family habituated and opened for tracking in 1993. Habituated gorilla families for tracking in this sector include; Rushegura, Mubare and Habinyanja.

How to get there

Buhoma sector is very outstanding than other region, the best desirable sector for Gorilla trekkers due to its accessibility in Bwindi impenetrable forest. Buhoma can be accessed as well from Kampala to Rukungiri Buhoma route, another alternative is to fly Kihihi airstrip. It’s a 2hours drive from Kabale town via Kanungu and 4 hours from Ishasha sector area (Queen Elizabeth National Park) known for tree climbing lions. Gorilla trekking in Buhoma is an added advantage for travelers to engage in other activities including game drives in Ishasha, forest walks and community visits among others.

Buhoma sector is a home to three Gorilla families which have been habituated for tracking, such as Mubare, Rushegura, Habinyanja family.

Gorilla trekking in this sector offers a variety of activities and a number of attractions for trekkers including community walk, Batwa trail pygmies -the first people to inhabit the forest of Bwindi and of course bird watching is a must do in Buhoma sector.

Each Gorilla family in Buhoma sector has a unique story and way of life. Mubare is one of the oldest family with 9 members and was habituated in 1992,  

Habinyanja was habituated in 1997 with 17 members, Rushegura family unwrapped in 2000 the group consists of 19 members.

Buhoma has 24 Gorilla permits that are issued every day in Buhoma the three gorilla families are visited by 8 people per a day.

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