Are you planning and interested in booking Gorilla trekking in Buhoma from Kigali, yes this is very possible with Eco Adventure Safaris? The drive time from Kigali is 4-5 hours which makes it possible for one to visit gorillas in Uganda in Buhoma sector of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park starting and ending your trip in Kigali, Rwanda.
On this 1 Day gorilla trekking in Buhoma from Kigali, you will be picked up at 4am from your hotel in Kigali and drive to the northern side of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park Buhoma sector, you will cross the Katuna land border with Uganda and after proceed to the park for briefing at 8am, after you will start your gorilla trek which ends by between 2 to 4pm after you will drive back to Kigali to end the trip with drop off at your hotel or at Kigali International Airport for your departure flight out. Buhoma sector can be easily accessed through Kabale town and becomes straightforward tracking point for those travelling from Kigali.
About Buhoma sector
Buhoma sector is located in the northern part of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park; Buhoma sector was the first sector to be habituated in 1993 just after the park was declared a UNESCO Heritage. Buhoma is the most famous and most visited part of the park, with the oldest Gorilla family Mubare and three other families of Habinyanja, Rushegura and Katwe Gorilla families.
Buhoma sector attracts many tourists even during low season period to visit this sector to do there gorilla trekking because it is home to the only two lodges in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park located within the Bwindi forest that is Gorilla Sanctuary Forest Camp and Bwindi Lodge these offer a stunning experience during your gorilla trek in Bwindi. The sector is also where gorilla trekking started and this also gives many travelers confidence that they will gorillas here compared to other sectors, it is also home to many gorilla families second to Rushaga sector making it easy to get the gorilla permit. The sector is also home to many luxury accommodations compared to all other sectors in Bwindi making it great for luxury travelers, these are among the major reasons why gorilla permits and services sell out in advance in Buhoma sector.
Important things to consider when planning Gorilla trekking in Buhoma from Kigali
Booking your gorilla permits in advance for trekking in Buhoma
When organizing Uganda Gorilla trekking Buhoma we recommend you book your gorilla permits atleast 3 to 4 month prior your gorilla safari date. This is because during high season permits sell out in advance on first come first serve basis. You need a gorilla permits to be allowed to trek mountain gorillas in Buhoma, this costs USD700 for Foreign non residents, USD600 for Foreign residents and 250,000 Uganda Shillings for East Africa Citizens and this gives an opportunity to spend one hour encounter with the Mountain Gorillas in Bwindi. Contact us here for more details on how to book gorilla permits for tracking in Buhoma in advance.
Staying in Luxury Lodges in Buhoma sector
This is very important to consider when organizing a luxury gorilla safari holiday to Buhoma during high season, for you to have a great experience and comfort during your safari it is great to stay in luxury accommodations. Buhoma has many luxury lodge options including the only 2 lodges located within Bwindi Forest that is Bwindi Lodge and Gorilla Sanctuary Forest Camp other luxury lodges in Buhoma include Bwindi Lodge, Mahogany springs and Silverback Lodge among others
Comfortable travel to Buhoma
You should consider travelling in 4×4 Land cruisers this will give you comfort on the road to Buhoma. There is also an option of flying to Kihihi Airstrip which is close to Buhoma, this will help cut the long drive from Entebbe/Kampala which is normally 8-9 hours drives to only 1 hour drive that you spend from Kihihi to your lodge in Buhoma.
What to wear during the 1 Day Gorilla trekking in Buhoma from Kigali
You might be probably wondering what to wear for your trek, below is a compiled list on what to wear;
Why book Gorilla trekking in Buhoma from Kigali with Eco Adventure Safaris
Eco Adventure Safaris takes pride in customizing tailor made safaris. It has a very diligent and trust worthy team. Your queries are answered within 30 minutes by our team of professional tour consultants. These consultants will make you a travel plan for you, answer to all your questions and make sure all your services are booked in advance for you to avoid inconveniences. We also have very knowledgeable safari guides depending on your language preferences. We have some options for budget Gorilla safari tour to Buhoma and these include; the 2 days Budget Gorilla safari, the 3 day Budget Gorilla safari, 4 Days Budget Gorilla fly in safari, it all depends on your preference. Feel free to contact us about booking Gorilla trekking in Buhoma from Kigali