June 22, 2024

Bwindi Gorilla Trekking Regions For Gorilla Safari In Uganda


Bwindi impenetrable forest is among Africa’s most ancient rain forests ,home of the infamous endangered mountain gorillas that can only be found in Uganda, Rwanda & DR Congo make it a priceless wildlife tour any adventure seeker and primate enthusiast will quickly fall in love with. The impenetrable forest is home to over half the population of gorillas making it the top gorilla safari destination in the whole world and when you add on easy access, affordable accommodation and a wide variety of other wildlife and plant species; there is no reason why you should give this wonderful gorilla sanctuary a try.
However due to the forest’s large size measuring up 340 km2, it has been divide into tracking regions each containing up to 2 gorilla families that have been habituated and used to being around people. A maximum of 8 people are allowed to track the gorillas per region per day and that’s why you have to book a gorilla permit a few months in advance if you stand any chance of doing your gorilla safari in Uganda on a desired date , otherwise you might have to settle for the available permits on another day which normally leads to change of plans like accommodation and routing which isn’t good for budget plan.
Bwindi forest is home to 11 gorilla families residing in 4 tracking regions namely Buhoma, Rushaga, Nkuringo and Ruhija with each offering various accommodation facilities and routes to different parks say Queen Elizabeth park which is the closest park to Bwindi forest.
Buhoma region¬† which is home to 3 gorilla families ( Habinyanja, Mubare, Rushegura) is the most popularly used region for Uganda gorilla safaris mainly because of it’s proximity to Queen Elizabeth park and wide range of cheap accomodation around. Ruhija region on the other hand is situated in the eastern part of the park home to two gorilla families namely Bitukuar & Oruzugo.
Rushaga region situated in the southern part of Bwindi is the best tracking region home to 5 gorilla families hencve the chances of encountering gorillas in a short time are very high. Nkuringo region only has one gorilla family and that’s why it offers the most strenuous gorilla trekking experience in Uganda though some tourists love the thrill all the more.
If you plan on doinga gorilla safri in Uganda,then you should consider check out these regions and making the wise choice. Weat TristarAfrica Skimmer Safaris organize off the beaten track safaris in Uganda,Rwanda & Kenya for al types of travelers ,dont hestitate to get in touch with us to book or inquire about safari package or rental cars. You can call us on +256-758540071 or just send an email to booking@tristarafricaskimmersafris.com.