Buhoma gorilla trekking permits – top and first region for gorilla trekking in Uganda
Buhoma gorilla trekking permit – Buhom region is the most sought after, located in the northern part of Bwndi impenetrable National Park in Uganda and the buhoma gorilla trekking permits sell out quickly and very fast before other regions like Nkuringo, Ruhija, and rushaga, The region has rich history as it was the first to have habituated mountain gorillas open for trekking in Bwindi forest, so when one talks of gorilla trekking, the what comes to every one’s mind is trekking gorillas in Buhoma region. As of now buhoma has 5 gorilla families namely Mubare family, habinyanja family, Binyindo gorilla family, Rushegura family and Katwe family.
Why Buhoma gorilla permits are popular ?
There are several reasons why Buhoma gorilla trekking permits are sell out quickly due to high demand from the tour operators and individual tourists. Gorillas in Buhoma are easy to trek and sometimes can be spotted around the lodges. A popular video of Rushegura family was filmed moving around the Uganda wildlife Authority offices in Buhoma that went viral so this means that gorillas are always around, and is the reason why some individuals like buhoma region to other regions.
Buhoma region is the best region for all tourists who fear high altitude, it’s location in the north of Bwindi forest, make it to be with the lowest altitude as compared to other region and this means any tourist can trek gorillas in Buhoma.
Daily scheduled flight from Entebbe international airport to Kihihi makes it easily accessible by tourists. Aero link operates two scheduled flights in the morning and afternoon from Entebbe to Kihihi and the drive from Kihihi to gorilla trekking lodges in Buhoma is 1 hour drive which is so short as compared to other trekking regions.
If a tourist chooses to do gorilla trekking and wildlife, it is surely a reason why buhoma gorilla permits are so popular and sell out quickly as it is easy to combine gorilla trekking with game drives in Queen Elizabeth, it takes you only 2 hours’ drive to your gorilla trekking lodge.
Buhoma region has the most beautiful lodges of all the regions, the region is blessed with wonderful lodges that gives a tourist a chance to take choice from budget to luxury accommodation facilities. The region caters for budget and high-end clients.
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How many Buhoma permits are available daily?
Buhoma region has 4 habituated gorilla families that are visited every day, each family produces 8 permits per day and therefore 32 permits are available per day. We advise our clients to book buhoma gorilla trekking permits in advance at least 3 months before the actual trekking date to avoid inconveniences.
Price for Buhoma gorilla trekking permits – $700 per person per trek
Gorilla permits in Buhoma like other regions in Bwindi forest, is at $700 per person per trek for foreign nonresidents, $600 per person per trek for foreign residents, UGX250,000 for East African Citizens .
Great Adventures Safaris is the most trusted tour operator in Uganda, when you confirm your gorilla trekking safari with us, we shall secure for you Buhoma gorilla permits, transport to and from, accommodation and we do arrange domestic flights if you need them. Contact us for more details about Buhoma gorilla trekking permits.