Booking a gorilla safari to Buhoma region – Best region for gorilla trekking in Uganda
Booking a gorilla safari to Buhoma region – Buhoma region is one of the Gorilla tracking trailheads in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, a tropical rainforest which has a combination of bamboo and other mountainous vegetation with very tall different tree species. When booking a Gorilla Safari to Buhoma region, it requires you to research about what exactly happens on this safari, where to stay, what to see and how to get to the National Park. Great Adventure Safaris provides you with relevant and updated information to rely on when you are planning to book a Gorilla safari to Buhoma region. understand more about buhoma gorillas and permits
Buhoma the Northern region of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park is found in the South-western part of Uganda the Pearl of Africa in the district of Kanungu. Buhoma is where Gorilla tracking started in 1993 with one habituated Gorilla family called Mubare. Five Gorilla families of Rushegura, Muyambi, Katwe, Habinyanja and Mubare inhabit in Buhoma region and ready for tracking with 40 visitors per day. There are only 40 Gorilla permits for Buhoma region every day, Great Adventure Safaris advise that you book your Gorilla permits early enough since they are so competitive since Rwanda increased its Gorilla permits to USD1500 per person per trek so that you don’t miss out when planning your Gorilla safari to Buhoma region in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
Visit Buhoma region
Buhoma has a lot to see when it comes to activities. The leading highlight here is Gorilla tracking in the forest a home to five habituated mountain Gorilla families. While in Buhoma you can as well choose to do some of the other activities such as Community walks, Batwa experience, visit the community hospital and also nature walks in Bwindi forest as well as a walking safari from Buhoma to Nkuringo through the forest.
Buhoma Gorilla Permit Booking
Gorilla permits for Buhoma region are booked, purchased and issued at the Uganda Wildlife Authority. All travellers interested in Buhoma Gorillas need a Gorilla permit or pass to spend one hour with one of the habituated Gorilla Families. Great Adventure Safaris helps you check availability of Buhoma Gorilla permits and we can reserve them for you as we wait on you to effect payment for them. We accept both credit card and bank to bank wire transfer payment methods. Buhoma Gorilla permits cost USD700 for non-foreign residents, USD600 for foreign residents and UGX250, 000 for East Africa citizens of Uganda, Rwanda, Kenya, Tanzania, Burundi and Southern Sudan.
Booking a Gorilla safari to Buhoma region is only guaranteed when Gorilla permits are booked and paid for at the Uganda Wildlife Authority. Book an all-inclusive Gorilla safari to Bwindi National Park with Great Adventure Safaris and we take care of your Gorilla permit and all your safari services. We normally send you scanned copies for your Gorilla permits for your record once we have secured and pick them on your behalf from the Uganda Wildlife Authority.
Batwa Culture Experience
Buhoma region is one of the places in the parks which were formerly inhabited by the Pygmies popularly known as the Batwa People. These Pygmies were moved out of the forest when Bwindi forest was declared a National Park and these people have since settled and are living a normal life outside the park. Batwa cultural experience is a journey in the day to day life and activities that were done by these Pygmies while still in the National Park. These adventure cultural walks are organised and guided by the still-living members of the Batwa community. They show you where they used to stay, how they used to utilise the park resources for survival and at the end of it they will entertain you as they sing and dance. Great Adventure Safaris can combine for you a safari to Buhoma to see the Gorillas and the Batwa experience to assemble a lifetime experience.
How to get to Buhoma region?
Buhoma region can be accessed by either Air or road. Driving form Entebbe International Airport or Kampala the drive takes from 9-10 hours to get to Buhoma region. The drive will give you an opportunity to stop at the Equator line for photos and some informative talks before proceeding to Mbarara city with chances of meeting the Hima grazing Ankore Long-horned cattle.
Buhoma region can also be accessed from Kigali-Rwanda. One can fly into Kigali International Airport in Rwanda and drive to Bwindi National Park through Katuna border post. The drive from Kigali International Airport to Katuna or Cyanika boarder is about 2-3 hours and then to Buhoma for about 3 hours through the forest.
Those interested in flying to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, there are both scheduled and charter flights available from Entebbe International Airport to Kihihi Airfield. Great Adventure Safaris organises internal flights to all those who wish to book a Gorilla safari to Buhoma region.
Where to stay
There are many accommodation options available for those planning a safari to Buhoma region. There are Lodges like Gorilla Forest Camp, Buhoma Lodge, Mahogany Springs, Trekkers Lodge Buhoma and Haven Lodge Buhoma for luxury stay. You can also stay at the Ride 4 a woman, Bwindi Community Rest Camp and Bwindi View Bandas. Depending on your budget, Great Adventure Safaris will advise the best option for your safari.
Organizing your Safari to Buhoma region
Having established in what you want to see on your Gorilla safari to Buhoma region, you have to select a safari company that will assist you in organizing all what you need for your trip. The best way to select a credible Tour Operator is to go online and do some research and any trusted Tour Operator should be registered by the government under the Uganda Tourism Board. A look at Trip adviser reviews should give you a true picture about the level of service and customer appreciation. Great Adventure Safaris fits the above and works closely with the Uganda Wildlife Authority to arrange a memorable safari to Buhoma region and other tourist destinations in Uganda.