Top things to do and see in Buhoma sector of Bwindi – Gorilla trekking holidays in Buhoma region
Top things to do and see in Buhoma sector – Buhoma area of Bwindi impenetrable national park is famous for gorilla tracking but there are other great adventure activities you can do around the area, below are the activities.
Mountain Gorilla Tracking:
Gorillas being the most likely reason for your visit, we will make sure your experience is as memorable as possible. Please purchase your permits in advance with your local tour operator office in Kampala or through Great adventure safaris. Pack long pants, a long-sleeved shirt, good hiking shoes, rain gear and a hat. The lodges can arrange for you water, packed lunch and a walking. The Buhoma UWA registration office is located just next to Buhoma village – they will ask you for your permit and passport. After verification you will head down to the briefing point to watch a short film and learn the gorilla rules concerning health, hygiene, safety, photographs, food, noise, time, and distance. Please be aware that the gorilla groups move and there may be some travel involved before your tracking begins.
Buhoma Community Village Walk.
This guided walk gives great insight into the traditional African way of life. Wandering through the village, guests are exposed to inspirational dances and songs, a traditional healer who prescribes cures for anything from the common cold to male impotency, banana wine and gin making, tea and coffee plantations, and much more.
The purpose of this walking tour is to present the forest life of the original inhabitants of Bwindi, Batwa “Pygmies”, while providing them with an important source of income. Your Batwa guide will introduce you to different uses of plants and insects, the way Batwa used to bury their deceased members, fire making, hunting and honey collecting. The tour ends with a traditional homestead, dances and music.
Bwindi Community Hospital Tour.
Top things to do and see in Buhoma sector – A guided circuit through the premises of an award-winning private not-for-profit health institution, taking about 40 minutes. Visitors are given the opportunity to interact with local staff and volunteers, take photographs and witness the excellent work of the hospital. They see the children’s ward and the maternity wing, hear about the hospital’s extensive community outreach and learn about its public health programme. Free of charge.
Gorilla Research Clinic Tour:
There is a research clinic set up by CTPH (conservation through community health) which can give you an inside of how the conservation efforts are helping in conserving the mountain gorillas.
Nature Walks in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
The beautiful tropical water fall walk that takes you deep in the forest gives the best feeling of the mighty rain forest.
Buhoma is a perfect spot to see the Albertine rift endemics in Bwindi impenetrable national park after gorilla tracking you can take a short birding tour around the Buhoma area of the forest.
Most lodges around the lodge offer massage services after gorilla tracking for the best lodges contact Great adventure safaris for lodge recommendations.