Safari Uganda to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park; a vast tropical rain forest in southwestern Uganda. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park Uganda is home half of the world’s gorillas. The number counts to over 1004 mountain gorillas as per the recent census. There are several gorilla families that have been habituated therefore are perfect for a tourist interested in Uganda gorilla trekking safaris.
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is gifted with a rich huge forest that is home to Uganda’s precious mountain gorillas that live in and habit the whole forest. Since the forest is huge, it was divided into four Uganda gorilla trekking safari regions; Ruhija, Buhoma, Rushaga and Nkuringo. Each region has a different gorilla family habituated there.
Buhoma is regarded as the best region for Uganda gorilla trekking safaris in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. It is regarded the best due to the fact that its where gorilla trekking in Uganda started in 1993 when Mubare gorilla family was opened to tourists interested in Uganda gorilla safaris.
But with time, new trail heads and regions were opened up due to the increase in the number of tourists who wanted to do gorilla safaris in Uganda. All the regions that were created match the Buhoma region when it comes to accommodation options and other activities like the Batwa experience, forest and community walks among others.
Traveling by Air
Buhoma is still the best region for gorilla trekking in Bwindi when it comes to flying on your gorilla safari in Uganda. Tourist visiting Uganda have choice on either to fly in the morning or afternoon. While for Nkuringo and Rushaga, flights only operate in the morning due to winds and weather conditions in the south of Bwindi National Park.
Traveling by road
However, by road, in terms of accessibility and drive time, Ruhija is closer, followed by Buhoma and then Rushaga and Nkuringo in Kisoro.
Uganda safari accommodation
Buhoma has three popular lodges of Gorilla Forest Camp, Buhoma Lodge and Mahogany Springs which offer great service but have also been wildly marketed. There is also Buhoma Community rest camp for budget travelers. In Nkuringo, there is clouds mountain gorilla lodge and Nkuringo Gorilla Camp which are always preferred by tourists. Other regions have lodges as well to enable every traveler to make a choice.
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