38 Days Amazing Self Drive Uganda SafariDecember 29, 2021
Which side of Bwindi is more accessible for gorilla trekkingDecember 29, 2021
Are you interested in seieng Tree Climbing lions in Ishasha and Gorilla Trekking in Buhoma. Ishasha is close to Buhoma Region of Bwindi impenetrable National Park and it’s about 2-3 hours’ drive. The Ishasha Sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park is very famous because of its population of the tree-climbing lions that are a very exceptional attraction, the Lions are normally seen lazily lying up within the branches of the huge fig trees staring down at the numerous Uganda Kobs that are graze in the open Ishasha plains and these are actually the main prey to these lions. Sometimes even leopards can be seen lying in the tress. Depending on Luck, you will be able to see them while on game drive. Our customized safaris can start in Ishasha and you will need at least 3 days safari to Buhoma region of Bwindi National Park Tree Climbing lions in Ishasha and Gorilla Trekking in Buhoma
See Tree Climbing lions in Ishasha and Trek Gorillas in Buhoma
Buhoma is one of the four gorilla sector headquarters found in the North of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in Kanungu district where gorilla tracking of different gorilla families takes Place and other activities. It is under the management of Uganda Wildlife authority a government body in charge of all National Parks in Uganda. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is found in southwestern Uganda and is a habitat to half of the remaining population of Mountain gorillas in the World, and this gives you 98% chances for you to view and see the gorillas. Bwindi Forest National Park is located in the southern part of Uganda sharing border with Congo, it is one of the only two national parks in Uganda where you can trek and see the magnificent Mountain Gorillas in their natural habitat in the world, it is home to more than half of the only remaining Mountain Gorillas in the wild making it famous and best place to trek the Mountain Gorillas. Bwindi Forest National park is divided into different sections/sectors where you can do the Gorilla tracking experience namely Rushaga, Buhoma, and Ruhija and Nkuringo sector.
What to do in Buhoma region of Bwindi from Ishasha?
Gorilla Trekking in Buhoma region
Gorilla tracking is the primary activity to do in Buhoma region of Bwindi impenetrable National park. Bwindi is a home to half of world’s remaining Mountain Gorillas in the world meaning your visit here you have 98% chances of seeing the mountain gorillas in their natural habitat. Having a gorilla permit is the key priority for you to have a gorilla trek in Buhoma from Ishasha. The gorilla permit has to be purchased in advance to secure a spot for your trek for any date depending on your travel dates and availability of the permits that day. Gorilla tracking is done in a group of eight people per gorilla family meaning eight permits only are available for each gorilla family, for you to secure a place for a day’s gorilla trek you will need to secure your gorilla permit in advance months or days prior visiting buhoma region of Bwindi Forest National park. When you book an all-inclusive Gorilla road trip to Buhoma region of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park from Ishasha with Eco Adventure Safaris, All you need to do is to send us your actual dates when you prefer trekking gorillas and we will check availability of permits online. We will reserve your permit tentatively and send you a permit payment invoice. Once you make payment, we will go ahead and secure your permit and thereafter send you scanned copies of receipts from Uganda Wildlife Authority.
Bird watching Experience
Bwindi Forest National Park is a home to various unique bird species including the Albertine Rift Endemic birds and it is a place to be for Bird watchers, Key bird species to spot on your birding tour in Bwindi National Park include Handsome Francolin, Rwenzori Nightjar, Dwarf Honeyguide, African Green Broadbill, Archer’s Robin-Chat, Red-throated Alethe, Yellow-eyed Black-Flycatcher, Red-faced Woodland Warbler, Short-tailed Warbler, Grauer’s Warbler, Mountain Masked Apalis, Collared Apalis, Stripe-breasted Tit, Rwenzori Batis, Blue-headed Sunbird, Regal Sunbird, Strange Weaver, Dusky Crimsonwing. We do organize birding packages to Bwindi Forest National Park, with professional birding guides you are able to identify different birds.
Batwa Cultural experience
The Buhoma region of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is home to some of the greatest biodiversity on the planet, a profusion of exotic plants and animals that includes the endangered mountain gorilla. For thousands of years, the forest was also home to an indigenous people called the Batwa pygmies. The Batwa were known as “The Keepers of the Forest.” Of the ancient Bwindi Jungle. The Batwa survived by hunting small game using arrows or nets and gathering plants and fruit in the rain forest. They lived in huts constructed of leaves and branches, moving frequently in search of fresh supplies of food. The Batwa lived in harmony with the forest and its creatures, including the mountain gorillas, for millennia. Some anthropologists estimate that pygmy tribes such as the Batwa have existed in the equatorial forests of Africa for 60,000 years or more.
In 1992, the Bata were removed/Evicted from the forest when the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest became a national park and World Heritage Site to protect the 350 endangered mountain gorillas within its boundaries, so they had to occupy unforested Land. The Batwa cultural experiences is one of the top most things to do in Buhoma s you will an opportunity to experience this unique culture, dances, traditions like hunting, fruit gathering among others.
Community Walks in Buhoma
There is three-hour village walk begins with a visit to the handcraft shop selling handmade artefacts such as fabrics, beeswax candles and wood carvings, all produced by talented local craftsmen and women. The neighboring Batwa community performs songs and dances about their former life in the forest, introducing you to another unique local culture. You will also meet the traditional healer who treats the sick with medicinal plants, and the teachers and pupils of the local primary school. Finally, you can learn how bananas are used to make juice, beer and gin and taste the results. You will encounter the local community members as you experience the African culture.
Shopping Local Crafts
Going shopping at local shops especially the Batwa Craft Bandas for authentic and unique craft items which are locally made by the local people in the community. You will be able to shop souvenirs made by raw materials locally and this will support the communities in Buhoma region of Bwindi.
Conservation through public health (CTPH)
Conservation through Public Health (CTPH) is a grassroots organization that has improved the health of wildlife, livestock and some of the poorest people in Africa. In Buhoma, visitors can take a tour of the Gorilla Health Centre to learn about their health and how diseases are transmitted between wild animals and livestock, as well as other conservation issues addressed by CTPH.
You will tour the Village Aquaponics project where you will learn about sustainable methods of farming fish, which is then sold to local lodges. If booked in advance, CTPH staff can also offer presentations on conservation issues in Bwindi and guided tours of local communities to demonstrate how improving the health and livelihoods of people and their livestock supports the conservation of gorillas.
Nature and Forest walks
Forest walks are ideal when you visit Buhoma region of Bwindi impenetrable National park. Bwindi is made up of a tropical forest which is one of the oldest forests in the world existing for more of the past 250,000 years back; it has ancient tree species and some of them endemic to this forest. It is as well known to be impenetrable due to its thick canopy making nature walks enjoyable, on your nature walking safari in Bwindi Forest you will have a chance to learn about different tree species, spot different bird species as well have a chance to sight different animals including rare forest elephants if lucky, monkeys, baboons.
We do offer Nature walking packages from Buhoma sector to Nkuringo Sector, crossing Ivy River, Kashasha trail, these nature walks also given you a chance to blend yourself with nature including a visit to the beautiful waterfalls and rivers in the Buhoma region, you can choose a package that can be tailored with all these activities to best suit your interest.
Where to stay in Buhoma region of Bwindi.
Buhoma being the backbone of gorilla tourism in Uganda, It has a lot of infrastructure in terms of Lodges and hotels ranging from Budget, Midrange, Luxury and Upmarket. Depending on your budget and availability of space, We will book you the best lodge with en-suite private toilet and bathroom, access to power, Wi-Fi and standard service as per the gorilla tour package booked with us, You can opt to stay at Buhoma community rest camp as budget, Buhoma Havens as Midrange, Buhoma Lodge, Bwindi Lodge, Mahogany springs as a luxury option and Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp as the Upmarket Lodge. All these lodges have great views of the forest and very calm and comfortable for your stay.
Why book with us a trip to Ishasha to see Tree Climbing Lions and Trek Gorillas in Buhoma
Eco Adventure Safaris is experienced in organizing amazing gorilla trekking safari experiences to Uganda and Rwanda. We are also highly rated and reviewed on trip Advisor. We combine gorilla trekking safaris with eco-friendly and unforgettable high-end adventure and wildlife safaris that help preserve biodiversity, conserve wildlife and uplift local communities, these include chimpanzee trekking, Big 5 safaris and game viewing, Mountain Hiking, Boat cruises excursions and Cultural encounters to give you a memorable and best African Safari experience including popular and great African safari destinations Tanzania, Kenya, Botswana and Namibia. Feel free to contact us Tree Climbing lions in Ishasha and Gorilla Trekking in Buhoma