Walking safaris from Buhoma to Nkuringo – Step off the beaten track and trek the route between Buhoma and Nkuringo in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. Learn about the forest’s flora and fauna from your expert guide as you immerse yourself in the dense jungle.Taking around 6 to 7 hours, this is a long but rewarding trek through the jungle. Depart from Buhoma in Northern sector of Bwindi impenetrable national park, and make your way north through the forest, guided by your knowledgeable trek leader to Nkuringo in the Southern part of Bwindi impenetrable national park. Discover more about the plants and wildlife around you, and see the forest from a whole new perspective.This trek is possible in verse verse, however this direction generally has an uphill at the end from Buhoma to Nkuringo and downhill from Nkuringo to Buhoma.
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park located in the southwestern region of the country, on the edge of the rift valley commonly referred to as the impenetrable forest, Bwindi National Park is bordered by the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on the western side; Kabale town to the southeast is the nearest main town to the Park, 29 kilometers away by road. It covers an area of 331 square kilometers and is located in the highest parts of Kigezi highlands with an altitude of 1,190 to 2,607 meters above sea level and 60% of this magical park has an elevation of over 2,000 meters above sea level. The highest elevation in the park is Rwamunyonyi hill at the eastern edge and the lowest part of the park is located at its most northern tip.
Bwindi Impenetrable forest became popular to the World because of Gorilla tracking; it is a habitat for more than half of the world’s remaining Mountain Gorilla population in the world. These gentle primates are highly endangered species and the forest possesses more than 360 individuals of the plausible 800 plus Mountain Gorillas in the entire world. They are highly endangered because of poaching, habitat loss and diseases. This National park generates one of the highest revenues to Uganda Wildlife Authority amongst all the National Parks in Uganda.
Guided Nature Walk
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is natural forest reserve, where tourist can do nature walks from different walking trails leading them to beauty of the forest and waterfalls, swamps and rivers. This gives them more chances to spot other primates like black monkeys, blue monkeys, colobus monkeys and many more which could have missed on the Gorilla trekking.
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park is a home of Mountain Gorillas of over seventeen (17) Gorilla families that can be visited by tourists every day, each family can be booked by eight (8) tourists per group per day and is the highlight among all the activities in our Uganda safari packages. Gorilla trekking can take you from 30 minutes to three quarters of the day depending on where you find them and once you find them you are allowed to stay with them for only one hour. One Gorilla Trekking permit is only USD 600.00 per permit per trek. Gorilla trekking can be strenuous so a certain level of fitness is required.
Gorilla Habituation Experience
Bwindi National Park offers Gorilla habituation experience to tourist interested, this is a four hours experience with the researchers which gives you a chance to learn more how they are habituated and also there day to day activities this Gorilla Habituation Permit cost is USD1500.00 per person per trek. Note that the four hours start counting when you find their fresh trails.
Bwindi has over 346 species of birds of attraction and this allows you spend more time looking out for them. These birds include honey guide, dusky crimson, yellow eye, black fly catcher, bar tailed trogon and many more other species.
Bwindi Impenetrable can be accessed from Kampala/Entebbe or you can access Bwindi Impenetrable National Park through Rwanda from Kigali International Airport which is a 4-5 hours drive shorter compared to the 8-10 hours from Entebbe International Airport. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park can be visited all year round.
Visit Batwa Pygmies of Bwindi – While on your visit at Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and Mgahinga Gorilla National Parks Batwa Experience/Pygmies walk is one of the activities, excursion you should endeavor to participate in. Many years before Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park was gazetted as a National Park, this forest was home to the Batwa people (Pygmies) who were referred to as the original dwellers and keepers of this tropical rain forest. Bwindi Forest was gazetted as a National Park in 1993 and after the Pygmies were relocated from the forest to the nearby villages and small towns.
Mgahinga Gorilla National Park was established in 1991 and it features among Uganda most exceptional National Parks that you should consider visiting during your next visit to Uganda the Pearl of Africa. The National Park covers an area of about 33.7 square kilometers and it is the smallest protected area in Uganda. Mgahinga Gorilla National Park with its dense forest is a home of the endangered Mountain Gorillas, the rare Golden monkeys, Bird species and many more.
Guided Nature Walks and Volcano climbing
Hiking adventures and guided nature walks at Mgahinga Gorilla National Park offers you a chance to hike through the thick forest to the Sabyinyo gorge that also features as the best site for birding safaris and interestingly, visitors can catch a glimpse at the Rwenzori Turaco. The hikes through this National Park take about 4 hours through the Rugezi the popular spot for birding. The hikes also allow you to explore the transcending vegetation zones along the Congo borders where you will glace several calderas. Other incredible wildlife species for you to spot out include the rare Golden monkeys at the Bamboo jungle.
After your Mountain Gorilla experience, never miss out to pay a visit to one of the cultural communities adjacent at the National Park and interact with the Batwa people (pygmies). This Batwa trail that takes you through cultural exploration with the Batwa people the famous forest dwellers, hunters and gatherers to explore more about their ancient lifestyle and your presence in the cave is such an incredible moment that you will never wish to leave but rather opt for yet another return to the destination.Great Adventure safaris can help you arrange walking safaris from Buhoma to Nkuringo after your gorilla trek as you will be connecting to Queen Elizabeth National Park